Crimson King Maple – Acer Platanoides Faassend Black


Acer platanoides ‘Faassen’s Black’ (Crimson King) is a striking cultivar of the Norway Maple family, known for its deep purple foliage that maintains its colour throughout the summer.

Acer platanoides ‘Emerald Queen’ is a stunning cultivar of the Norway Maple family, known for its vibrant emerald green foliage that retains its colour throughout the growing season. With a strong and sturdy growth habit, it reaches heights of 40 to 50 feet and provides ample shade for creating comfortable outdoor spaces. This adaptable tree thrives in various soil conditions and is tolerant of urban pollution, making it an excellent choice for adding beauty and shade to any landscape.
Acer Platanoides Faassen’s Black (Crimson King) Description
Acer platanoides ‘Faassen’s Black’ (also known as ‘Crimson King’) is a stunning cultivar of the Norway Maple family, prized for its deep purple foliage. This deciduous tree features large, palm-shaped leaves that emerge in a rich crimson hue and maintain their colour throughout the summer, adding a touch of drama and elegance to any landscape.
Caring for Acer platanoides ‘Faassen’s Black’ is relatively simple. It thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. Regular watering during the establishment period is important, and once established, it has moderate drought tolerance. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and remove any dead or unwanted branches.
This cultivar is a popular choice for its exceptional foliage colour and its ability to create a striking contrast against the surrounding greenery. It serves as an excellent focal point or specimen tree in both residential and commercial landscapes. However, it is important to note that Acer platanoides ‘Faassen’s Black’ is known to be more susceptible to leaf scorch in hot, dry conditions, so providing adequate moisture during dry spells is crucial.
With its deep purple foliage and its ability to provide a bold visual statement, Acer platanoides ‘Faassen’s Black’ is a highly sought-after choice for adding drama and contrast to any garden or landscape. By following proper care guidelines, this cultivar can thrive and become a standout feature in your outdoor space.


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Stem Girth

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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Foliage Type



Non Native

Growth Height

Tall Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth






No Berries


Without Thornes


Non Toxic

Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape



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