Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Acer palmatum ‘Crimson Queen’

This USA cultivar has achieved a good presence in the southern USA. Plants can reach 10’ high and 15’ wide when well grown and time is not a problem. Crimson Queen is a special weeping form blessed with highly dissected leaves. The variety features vibrant burgundy foliage in the spring. In our region, the species greens up for the summer. Fall color can vary depending on plant location. Plants in plenty of sun – for at least part of the day – can be dramatically red and yellow. Fall foliage on plants grown in the shade lean to the dusty yellows and oranges.