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Japanese Maple ‘Crimson Queen’ | Plant Profile

Japanese Maple ‘Crimson Queen’ (Acer palmatum) is a large shrub or small tree that grows as a mound. The thin leaves are a crimson red as indicated by the name. Small red flowers are attractive, though not large enough to be noticeable from far away.

‘Crimson Queen’ prefers moist, fertile, well drained soil in full sun to part shade. If the soils are not kept moist, leaf scorch is possible on new growth. A thick layer of mulch can help to combat dry soils.

Japanese Maples are often installed near houses or patios because of their attractive waterfall appearance. They are particularly attractive near water such as ponds or stream.


Japanese Maple 'Crimson Queen' Characteristics

Japanese Maple 'Crimson Queen' are low branching, rounded, mound forming deciduous shrubs or trees. The leaves are deeply dissected with many narrow "fingers" joining at the stem. 'Crimson Queen' are an especially vibrant cultivar or Japanese Maple. The cascading appearance is often used to complement corners or fences and houses.

'Crimson Queen' are susceptible to some blight and pest issues. These include canker, leaf spots, fusarium, verticillum wilt, and root rot. Insects that occasionally visit can be aphids, scale, borers, root weevils, and mites. New growth can be damaged by late season frosts and should be protected.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 8
8.00 - 10.00
10.00 - 12.00'
Bloom Time
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?