Royal Red Maple


Height: 35-40'

Shape: Broadly oval

Zone 4-7

Foliage: Maroon red, glossy


This Norway maple selection is similar to 'Crimson King', but with a somewhat slower growth rate and what some consider slightly better color. A dense shade tree, it has a straight trunk with a well-shaped canopy. The glossy foliage is an excellent maroon red all season.

  • Planting and caring for bare root trees

    Bare root trees are not grown in a pot and will not have any soil around their roots, hence the name. Our bare root trees will be dormant at the time of pick-up, which helps them to transplant well. The best thing you can do for a new tree is to avoid shock as much as possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late in the season to plant. The best time plant to a bare root tree, or any other bare-root plant, is in the fall or early spring. We recommend amending the soil with black dirt at the time of planting to help retain moisture.


    Things You'll Need

    · A shovel

    · Gloves

    · A watering can or hose

    · Soil

    · A bucket


    Steps to planting a bare root tree:

    · Allow your tree’s roots to soak in a bucket of water an hour or two before planting. Do not soak the roots for more than 8 hours.

    · We recommend a planting hole that is twice the size of the root ball, large enough to accommodate your tree’s current root system with some extra room to grow.

    · Spread out the dormant tree’s roots to encourage outward growth and to prevent girdling roots.

    · Keep the tree vertical in the planting hole so that it grows upright.

    o Use a stake to encourage upright growth, especially on windy sites.

    · Keep the graft union (noticeable “bump” in the lower trunk) 2-3 inches above the ground.

    · Refill the hole with soil and any other soil amendments. Make sure that all the roots are covered by soil.

    · Gently tamp out any air pockets from the soil once the planting hole is filled.

    · Thoroughly water your newly planted tree.


    Note: If planting on an incline, be sure to pull the remaining soil around to the lower side of the tree to form a berm. Typically, a berm is used when planting on a hill or an incline because it works like a levy to retain water. Instead of the water running off and down the hill, the berm will act as a retainer and the water will soak down to the roots of the tree.

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Elk River, Minnesota

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