Why do people confuse Crimson King Maple with Red Maple?
I just bought an October Glory Red Maple and everybody I tell thinks it is the Maple Tree with the Dark Burgandy / Maroon Leaves (Crimson King Norway).
I try to tell them that Red Maples aren't like that. They have dark green leaves with red veins and stems, which also have flowering in the spring and in the fall they are breathtakingly beautiful. Everybody insists that they right saying the Crimson King is a Red Maple. Have I been misinformed?
I have also Heard that Norways have shallow root systems and cause problems for people who like to maintain nice healthy lawns?