Crimson King Norway Maple

Crimson King Norway Maple
Crimson King Norway Maple Leaves
Crimson King Norway Maple Trunk


Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'



Campus Location

East of Vietnam War Memorial along Sid Snyder Avenue

Native Range

Garden cultivar


  • Beautiful, dark crimson red foliage in spring, summer and fall.
  • Deciduous, with a typical height of 65 to 100 feet and a trunk diameter of 5 feet.
  • Susceptible to verticillium wilt, which is usually fatal.
  • Landscape uses include specimen, shade tree and street tree in areas with a large amount of space for its roots.

History and significance:
The Crimson King variety of the Norway maple was introduced in the United States in 1947. It originated as a garden cultivar.

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