Crimson Sentry Maple, Large Trees

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Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Alkaline/Chalky
Type Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour

Acer platanoides Crimson Sentry (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
Half Standard. Bareroot OUT OF STOCK £54.96OUT OF STOCK£49.98OUT OF STOCK£46.98
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock £74.94Out of Stock £69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £124.98Sold out for the season£104.40Sold out for the season£94.44
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£42.58

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Acer platanoides Crimson Sentry: Bareroot Norway Maple Trees in Standard Sizes

Acer platanoides Crimson Sentry is an ornamental Norway Maple variety. Compared to wild Norway maples, it grows slowly, and has a narrow, upright, oval shaped canopy, suitable for a medium-sized garden. The bright red young leaves darken through plum-wines in the summer and then go out in a blaze of reds and oranges in autumn. Its tidy form also makes it a good choice for an avenue. It looks great in mixed woodland where its rich foliage adds contrast to the green backdrop of other trees.
We grow another ornamental Norway Maple variety, the variegated Acer drummondii.

They can reach a height of about 9-10 metres, which is half the size or less than the wild species.

Browse our other Maple varieties, or all of our trees.


Delivery season: Maple trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: 10m
  • Soil: Any with decent drainage, except very poor and dry
  • Red young leaves turn plum-purple in summer
  • Great red & orange Autumn colour
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Crimson Sentry Maples

This hardy and unfussy tree will grow in almost any soil apart from peat or shallow chalk, and it won't thrive on very poor, dry soil. It loves clay and although it won't grow in wet soil, it doesn't mind a bit of winter waterlogging or flooding. It is quite shade-tolerant and totally pollution resistant.
It is suitable for very exposed locations, but not on the coast.

Other plants generally don't grow under it due to the shade it casts and the dense root system.

If the tree is stressed, it is susceptible to powdery mildew. Raking up leaves and removing them in Autumn will help, as will a rich mulch in Spring if your soil is on the poor side. Trees in full sun are typically much less affected, unless the soil is too dry, so watering mature trees in a drought is worthwhile. 

Did You Know?

This tree was discovered as a sport of Acer platanoides Crimson King at A. McGill and Son Nursery in Oregon, and sold from 1974.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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