Maples & Sycamores

Maples & Sycamores

Maples and Sycamores are deciduous trees whose ultimate height can vary from 5 to 20 metres high. They propagate by dropping seeds which fall to the ground in a spinning motion like a helicopter. Maple trees have small clusters of green flowers at the end of each shoots which, once pollinated turn to the characteristic winged fruit. The trees often have lobed leaves with fantastic foliage colour all year round. Maple wood is commonly used for furniture or floorings due to its lovely honey colouring. Maple trees also supply the sap for the making of maple syrup. This sap is harvested in Spring, and boiled up to remove excess water. If planting trees staking is often needed, but it should be no higher than 60cm (2ft) above the ground. Tree Staking Advice.

Maple trees are very easy to grow and do not necessarily need to be pruned. You can remove any dying or diseased branches with a saw if they begin to cause an issue or if you wish to maintain the tree at a more manageable size. Maples like to be planted in acidic peaty soils but if you're soil is not of this type just add a dash of Ericaceous Compost. This is a lime-free compost which is specifically designed for acid loving plants. 

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  1. Acer Campestre 5 Litre
    Acer Campestre 5 Litre Pot 120-130cm
    Special Price £4.50 Regular Price £6.90

    Acer Campestre a fast growing, deciduous large tree with mid green maple leaves, foliage turns clear yellow in Autumn.Ideal for mixing in a native hedgerow or as a medium garden tree. Potted on from the unsold bare root native hedge mix.

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  2. Acer Brilliantissima
    Acer pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum 5 Litre Pot
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    £29.00

    Acer pseudoplatanus brilliantissimum - sycamore - a small tree with bright pink leaves that open to yellowish green, maturing to dark green mottled with cream

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  3. Acer Platanoides Globosum
    Acer Platanoides Globosum 30 Litre Pot
    £45.50

    Acer Platanoides Globosum has a very nice, rounded crown with mid green leaves and small clusters of yellowish green flowers followed by fruits in autumn, height of stem 180cm

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  4. Acer Orientalia 30 Litre Pot
    Acer Orientalia 30 Litre Pot
    £48.00

    A recent cross between Acer campestre and Acer cappadocicum.  Bright yellow young leaves with striking orange margins, gradually filling the leaf.Maron red in autumn.

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  5. Acer Freemanii Autumn Blaze
    Acer Freemanii Autumn Blaze 30 Litre Pot 3m
    £48.00

    Large deciduous maple grown for it's tidy oval habit, pretty green maple leaves and rich redish orange autumn colours. Silvery grey bark.The best maple for autumn colour.

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  6. Crimson King
    Acer Platanoides Crimson King 30 Litre Pot
    £49.50
    Acer Platanoides Crimson King have large lobed leaves, deep reddish purple in colour which turn darker with age and tiny red tinged deep yellow flowers are borne in the Spring. Learn More
  7. Acer Platanoides Drummondii
    Acer Platanoides Drummondii 30 Litre Pot
    £49.50

    Acer Platanoides Drummondii is a lovely tree with with dark green leaves with creamy white margins that turn orange in autumn. In Spring they have small clusters of red tinged, yellow flowers.

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  8.  Crimson Sentry
    Acer Platanoides Crimson Sentry 30 Litre Pot
    £49.50

    Acer Platanoides Crimson Sentry is a fast growing, large deciduous tree with large lobed, deep reddish purple foliage with a redish tinge. Deep yellow flowers are borne in the Spring.

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  9. viper
    Acer Davidii Viper 30 Litre Pot
    £49.50
    Acer Davidii Viper - snake bark maple has fantastic white streaked bark which as it matures takes on a green snake skin like nature Learn More
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    Acer pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum 12 Litre Pot Full Standard
    £70.00

    Acer pseudoplatanus brilliantissimum - sycamore - a small tree with bright pink leaves that open to yellowish green, maturing to dark green mottled with cream

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  11. Acer Griseum
    Acer Griseum 25 Litre Pot
    £166.00

    Acer Griseum also known as the Paper Bark Maple. Grown for its attractive peeling, papery chestnut-brown bark. Leaves with green foliage that turns brilliant red and orange in autumn.

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  12. acer crimson specimen
    Acer Platanoides Crimson Sentry 100 Litre Pot
    £330.00

    Acer Platanoides Crimson Sentry 4 metre specimen

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  13. Catalpa Bungei Stem 220, G20/25
    £380.00

    Catalpa Bungei also known as the Manchurian catalpa is perfect for small gardens as it is slow growing. They have stunning, large heart shaped green foliage, during the summer bears fragrant pinkish purple flowers. It is a true plant hunters plant so must snatch up whilst you can.

    Stem height 220cm, girth 20/25cm and head diametre 100cm

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