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Acer palmatum Crimson Prince

Crimson Prince Japanese Maple

Its deep purplish-red colour holds well into late summer before fall brings a showy display of red on this dense, upright plant. Dark purple-black stems add winter interest.

  • »  Purportedly better than 'Bloodgood' in the series of purplish-red Japanese maples
  • »  Retains its deep colour well throughout the summer
  • »  Excellent red fall colour
  • »  Stems are almost black, showing well in the winter
  • »  Dense, bushy, upright habit

  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:3-4 m
  • Spread:2-3 m
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Rabbit Resistant
Fall Color
Low Maintenance
Flowering Time
Early Spring
Foliage Color
Landscape uses
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince'

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade.