- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
- Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
The Crimson Queen Weeping Japanese Maple, or Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ is a vibrant, strong-growing dwarf tree with cascading branches and elegant, lattice-like leaves that emerge as red-shades, transforming into blood-orange in the fall. Your Crimson Queen will grow to be from 8 to 10 feet tall, and has a spread of 10 to 12 feet. This deciduous beauty is sure to be a highlight of your zen landscape, and is a wonderful focal point in every season.
The Crimson Queen Weeping Japanese Maple is native to Japan, and widely considered one of the most stunning dwarf trees. The Crimson Queen is often used by landscapers who are working in smaller, more compact spaces. It is fantastic as a container specimen that can be used in urban gardens, firescaping, or even poolside. It has a low canopy that is well-suited under power lines.
Crimson Queen Weeping Japanese Maple Tree Care
You should plant your Crimson Queen in the fall. It can be planted in areas of full sun or partial shade, and is relatively shade tolerant. The Crimson Queen thrives best in rich, sandy, or loamy soil that is slightly acidic. It uses moderate water and should be watered once per week after it’s been established. The soil should be consistently moist, but not soggy. You can give your Japanese Maple tree and shrub fertilizer in the spring to keep it healthy and strong.
You should avoid pruning your Japanese Maple, if possible. If you must cut it back to retain its shape, it is best to choose late fall or winter to avoid bleeding. Prune your maple in separate layers to bring focus to scaffolding branches. Never cut more than a fifth of the tree's canopy, or you could inadvertently send it into shock. Shell pruning is the best type of pruning for Japanese Maples.
Crimson Queen Weeping Japanese Maple Tree Spacing
The Crimson Queen is widely used as a lower level tree because it will thrive under black walnuts. It is perfect as a crimson focal point in any mixed bed, and pairs well with azaleas, gardenias, and other dwarf varieties. You should plant your Crimson Queen Weeping Japanese Maples 5 feet apart or more to give it room to thrive.
Crimson Queen Weeping Japanese Maple Tree Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Trees
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet
|Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Feet
|Spacing: 10 - 12 Feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated
|Foliage Color(s): Orange, Red
|Foliage Description: Bronzy-Red, Turns Orange-Red In The Fall
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest
|Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
|Common Name: Crimson Queen Weeping Japanese Maple Tree
|Scientific Name: ACER PAL. DIS. `CRIMSON QUEEN`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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