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Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Crimson Queen'
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common name: Cut leaved Japanese Maple
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Finely-cut, deeply lobed, deep purple-red leaves that retain their colour throughout the growing season. Good, bright red autumn colour. Arching stems eventually forming a dome-shaped, weeping mound of foliage. Small reddish flowers in spring. Popular variety.
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade. Needs a position sheltered from cold winds and late frosts, which can damage emerging foliage. Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late autumn to midwinter.
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer.