(Norway maple Royal Red)
To add a splash of colour to any scheme look no further than the magnificent Acer platanoides Royal Red. This American selection of Acer platanoides is a fast growing, medium sized tree which develops a wide conical crown and makes a beautiful standalone specimen.
Large clusters of lemon yellow flowers emerge in early spring before the leaves. These are followed by large, dark purple lobed leaves which turn bright red in autumn.
Good wind resistance and a tolerance of most soils, drought and urban pollution means that this tree will thrive almost anywhere.
Acer Royal red is rumoured to be slightly smaller and hardier than the closely related Crimson King.
Name: Acer platanoides Royal Red
Common Name: Norway maple Royal Red
Demands: Grows well in almost all soils. Tolerant of wind, drought and air pollution
Foliage: Large burgundy coloured leaves with five lobes
Flower: Yellow umbels in spring before the flowers emerge
Fruit: Bright red ‘keys’ developing from the spring flowers.
FACT: Norway maple can be found growing north of the Arctic circle and can be found growing in Anchorage, Alaska.
Acer platanoides Royal Red 20-25cm girth standards
Sunlight through the foliage makes it glow
The attractive red foliage of Acer Royal Red
Clusters of flowers in spring
25-30cm standards grown in airpot