Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Crimson Queen'
Crimson Queen Japanese laceleaf maple
Deciduous shrub or dwarf tree with finely divided, palmately lobed leaves. The burgundy-red foliage turns bright scarlet in autumn. Small, reddish-purple flowers in spring. Branches are cascading, unless the plant is pruned quite hard each year. Gradually increases in height by mounding over itself.
Prefers a sheltered position in any well-drained soil. Tolerates sun, but is happier when partially shaded, in particular in areas with hot summers. Trunk height can be influenced to a degree by selecting a strong leader when the plant is young, and staking it to the desired height.
A delightful small maple with delicate foliage that retains its gorgeous reddish-purple colour throughout the summer. An obvious choice for gardens with an oriental theme, but 'Crimson Queen' can be incorporated in many different garden styles, including tropical and cottage gardens. The weeping growth habit with branches reaching down to the ground, looks beautiful next to ponds. Suitable for containers.
Type of plantTree - Deciduous Shrub - Deciduous
Size1.5-2 m tall and wide
Landscape Usefoliage display, autumn colour, container, focal point
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Medium
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Light Medium Heavy
- Wind tolerance: Average