Acer platanoides Crimson King
Crimson King Norway Maple
- Purple-red leaf (maroon) for most of the growing season, reddish-orange in fall. Flowers maroon-yellow and fruit also
- Sun. Probably the most vigorous of red-leafed forms. Extremely similar cultivars are Ruby Red and Goldsworth Purple (Jacobson, 1996, p. 41).
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Originated in Belgium in 1937 from a seedling of Schwedleri, the leaves of which emerge reddish-purple, but then turn green. Deborah is also a seedling
of Schwedleri, and its leaves also emerge reddish, but in contrast to Crimson King, turn to a bronzy green during the summer. Leaf color comparison of Crimson King, Deborah, and species type.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of McNary parking lot (11th St. & Jefferson).