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Acer platanoides Crimson Sentry

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Norway Maple

A narrow upright form perfect for avenues

This tree is distinctive for its upright shape and large red-purple leaves, which turn orange and red in autumn. In spring the leafless branches are covered in clusters of red-tinged yellow flowers.

Where?

A pollution tolerant tree which grows well in full sun or partial shade and prefers a sheltered spot.

How?

Acers grow well in chalk, clay, sand or loam and will tolerate most soil types.

Acer Crimson Sentry is hardy and pollution tolerant.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 1020 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 405 cm - 500 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 160 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Check store availability

10 litre pot £34.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September