What kind of Maple has dark red leaves in summer?

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  1. maxswell

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    I am trying to figure out what kind of Maple tree has deep red leaves most of the year. It is growing in the Minneapolis Minnesota area.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If too cold for Japanese maples there then probably purpleleaf Norway maple. There is more than one cultivar of each. Some sycamore maples also come with purple leaves, I don't know if these grow there. Purpleleaf Japanese maples are mostly small rounded trees, the other two grow tall.
     
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    I called a local landscaper and he suggested it may be a
    Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ Norway Maple. I looked up the description and appears to fit.
     
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    I'd like to confirm I have the same tree. I was looking for the name of it, and found this thread. image attached.
     

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    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Not the same. Yours is a form of Acer palmatum. Search for platanoides crimson king and I'm sure you will get lots of pictures of the tree in this thread.
     
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    There is also a Norway Maple variety named 'Crimson Sentry' which is similar but has a narrower, more upright form.
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    pics of platanoides crimson Sentry and crimson King leaves identical...
     

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