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Colonial Village Lane, Lancaster PA

In what is surely one of the most unusual street plantings in the county, some 88 Crimson King Maples line mile-long Colonial Village Lane.  This street could thus be crowned Lancaster’s Avenue of Kings.

The purplish Norway Maple cultivar was discovered in Belgium among a crop of seedlings in 1937 and then made its way to America 10 years later. With a classic maple shape, the leaves retain their rich maroon throughout the summer.

This amazing cultivar is favored as a street tree because it’s a slower growing and more compact version of Acer platanoides, and it also provides wonderful color contrast with nearby trees.


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