Crimson Sentry Norway Maple Tree
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Crimson Sentry Norway Maple Tree
Crimson Sentry Norway Maple Leaf

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Spring
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Crimson Sentry Norway Maple

Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry' PP3,258

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Make a statement! Crimson Sentry Norway Maple gives your landscape structure and style. Taking the shape of a column and clothed in deep, dark purple foliage throughout the growing season, this stately ornamental tree draws the eye to it. Use a single tree to create some drama in a part of your landscape that needs a focal point, or plant a pair of Crimson Sentry Maples to frame a sitting area, an entrance to another garden “room,” or a lovely view. Bronzy-orange foliage in fall is a bonus you’ll enjoy before the leaves drop in preparation for winter.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Norway Maple can be found in the wild from Norway to Russia and south to Iran. People have valued this tree for centuries. Its wood has been used in making everything from furniture to flooring to Stradivarius violins. The story of this introduction goes back to the popular red-leaved selection of Norway Maple from Belgium known as Crimson King. A crop of Crimson King Maples was growing at A. McGill and Son Nursery in Fairview, Oregon, in the 1960s, when a sharp-eyed employee spotted something different. One Crimson King had mutated and was growing in a columnar habit. Crimson Sentry was born.

The Details

Crimson Sentry Norway Maple has a profuse and dense branching habit—much denser than that of the similar Crimson King Maple. Its framework provides good nesting habitat for songbirds. If you’re lucky, you may find a family of robins nesting in your Crimson Sentry each year.

How to Grow

You’ll want to grow your Crimson Sentry Norway Maple in all-day sun to bring out the richest purple tones in its foliage. Plant it in any kind of soil that drains well—Norway Maple doesn’t like “wet feet.” It will need regular irrigation during the establishment period; our Elements™ Watering System will ensure that your tree gets off to a good start. After that, it will be more accepting of dry periods and will only need watering during extended droughts. One problem that Crimson Sentry is susceptible to is powdery mildew. This cosmetic disease doesn’t do any serious damage to the tree itself. It is most prevalent in hot, humid climates.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 25'
Spacing 15'
Growth Rate Moderate
Leaf Color Purple
Fall Leaf Color Red-Bronze
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color N/A
Fruit Time N/A
Foliage Color Purple
Bloom Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: C

Size C

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Size C Trees:

8-10' tall. Grown in our #20 tree container. Limbed up high, well formed branching and structure. Immediate landscape impact.

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Crimson Sentry Norway Maple Tree
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