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Cultural Details for Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Crimson Queen'

Common Name:
Crimson Queen Cutleaf Japanese Maple

Growth Rate:
Slow growing, 12" or less per year.

Average Mature Height:
8-10'

Average Mature Width:
12'

Flower Details:
Red flowers appearing in April

Fruit Details:
Samaras ripen in late summer to early fall

Fall Color:
Scarlet red

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No serious insect or disease problems, though it is susceptible to stem canker. Foliage may leaf out early in spring and be to damaged from late frosts.

Native Habitat:
Zones 5-7. Japan, China and Korea. Introduced to England in 1820.

Other Features:
Crimson Queen is a dwarf, mounded Japanese Maple with handsome cascading branching and a weeping habit. The deeply cut leaves emerge red, mature to dark purplish-red, with a crimson red fall color.

Culture and Care:
Propagation from cuttings, can be grown from seed. Medium moisture in full sun to part shade.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
3382, 3384, 3445

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu