Crimson Queen Japanese Maple
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Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’
This cultivar is acclaimed for its outstanding deep red to purple color and dissected, mounding foliage. While there are many cultivated purple-leaf dissectums that show-out during the spring and early summer, these varieties often turn green and bronze when faced with the mid to late summer conditions. The Crimson Queen is not of this ilk. It has endured periods of 100°F in full sun with little to no sunburn and very little color loss. For more information about the Crimson Queen Japanese Maple and its origin, please visit www.japanesemaple.org. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Diseases & Insects|| |
Few, if any
Small, red to purple, May to June, borne in stalked umbels (possibly corymbs), quite attractive on close inspection
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zone 5a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
Leaves are opposite, simple, 2 to 5 inches long, deeply 5 to 7 to 9 lobed, lobes being lance-ovate to lance-oblong in shape, acuminate, subcordate doubly serrate; leaves are ﬁnely dissected with lobes up to 3 1/2" long, with the side lobes 2 to 2 1/2" long, each narrow lobe is deeply divided and notched; leaves are red purple turning shades of red and scarlet in the fall; leaves hold late and are often present into November
15-20 feet tall at maturity with an equal or greater spread
What am I buying?
We sell Crimson Queen Japanese Maples as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.
When are plants collected?
Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.
How are plants shipped?
All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using PirateShip.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.