Group: Dissectum (very deeply divided and dissected)
Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
Spacing: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade
Foliage: Grown for foliage Deciduous Burgundy
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Flowers are good for cutting
Soil pH requirements: 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic) 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings From seed; stratify if sowing indoors From seed; direct sow after last frost By grafting
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Dec 22, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
My queen is on the NW corner, exposed to the Canadian squalls all winter (4b zone). I trim 1-2" of winter dieback off in the spring, and she just keeps trucking on. A beautiful addition here in the north where other cultivars can easily winter kill. In full shade mine stays red all summer.
On Nov 23, 2009, Lakeside3 from Jacksonville, NC wrote:
The 'Crimson Queen' Japanese Maple is very hardy planted in FULL SUN, here in zone 8b on the Crystal Coast; both trees have thrived on the S.E. side of driveway; both had suffered some scorching on leaves during the 1st summer after planted year before in the fall. Fifteen yrs later the two trees were purchased from Lowes, both were in a one gallon pot; now the two have turned into wonderful specimens; both standing three feet high and four feet wide. I have posted two photo's of each tree, one during the spring the other in the fall of 2009.
On Jan 11, 2009, catcollins from West Friendship, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:
Our tree was 4' tall when acquired 5 years ago and has added 6" height and 24" width since then. It has full shade from noon on. It is very full and new branches cascade on their own. It is the centerpiece of a small garden off our flagstone patio. We have many very beautiful trees in our yard, but this one always makes people stop and admire it. It was one of the the most expensive, but worth every penny.
On Jun 13, 2007, marysgarden from Wetumpka, AL wrote:
I have six of these, three still in pots and three that I have planted in full shade on my wooded lot. The potted plants get part sun and have gorgeous red foliage. The plants in the shade have fully green foliage in the summer with red fall color. Still a really nice plant either way.
On Apr 21, 2006, MemphisLizzy from Memphis, TN wrote:
Mine is beautiful and full. It sits under part shade of a large oak and the side of my pool house. When I have visitors, they always comment on the beautiful leaf pattern and sillouette. I acquired this tree with my house last year so I'm not sure how long it took to grow this 4 ft. size. I prune it about once a month during the summer just to keep the branches from touching the ground.
On Dec 21, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:
This is a very popular Dissectum Group Japanese maple, readily available at most larger plant nurseries. The leaves emerge deep red and stay that colour all summer, turning bright scarlet in fall. It can tolerate full sun without burning. It can reach 3 m but may be significantly lower if grafted low. It will cascade with age. Excellent container plant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Vincent, Alabama Wetumpka, Alabama Prescott Valley, Arizona Bakersfield, California Crescent City North, California Fountain Valley, California La Riviera, California Oxford, Connecticut Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut West Haven, Connecticut Tallahassee, Florida Conyers, Georgia Jonesboro, Georgia Crystal Lake, Illinois Lake Forest, Illinois Park Ridge, Illinois Peoria, Illinois Goshen, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Georgetown, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Monticello, Kentucky Abita Springs, Louisiana West Friendship, Maryland Westminster, Maryland Dracut, Massachusetts Newton Highlands, Massachusetts Traverse City, Michigan Maclain, Mississippi Petal, Mississippi Verona, Mississippi West Hattiesburg, Mississippi Avondale, Missouri St Peters, Missouri Brick Township, New Jersey Castile, New York Crown Heights, New York Rochester, New York Townsville, North Carolina Bucyrus, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Gates Mills, Ohio Beaverton, Oregon Dallas, Oregon Klamath Falls, Oregon Portland, Oregon Salem, Oregon New Milford, Pennsylvania Hope Valley, Rhode Island Walhalla, South Carolina Arlington, Tennessee Winchester, Tennessee Coppell, Texas Irving, Texas Farmington, Utah Fruit Heights, Utah Linden, Virginia Bainbridge Island, Washington Quincy, Washington Bolivar, West Virginia Grafton, West Virginia