'Crimson Queen' is arguably the most popular red dissectum Japanese Maple available.  It is well known for it's balanced growth, good color retention, delicate texture, and overall hardiness.  Like most lace leaf maples, it has a slightly pendulous growth habit that forms a mounding shrub or small tree depending on training.  'Crimson Queen' branches well; therefore, it has a full and balanced appearance even at a young age.


Red to purple in spring

Purple to bronze green in summer

Orange red in fall


Slightly cascading

Moderate growth rate

Approximate mature size:

5 to 10 feet tall (depending on training)

8 to 12 feet wide

Crimson Queen

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