Japanese Maples

Japaneses Maples or Acer Palmatum

Acer Palmatum or Japanese Maples include ever increasing numbers of new and interesting forms. They range from dwarf shrubs up to small trees.  Instantaneously they can transform your garden into a place of tranquillity and Zen.  No garden is complete without the beauty of a Japanese Maple. The colour in the autumn alone is enough to warrant their use, add to that the pleasure of the delicate foliage swaying gently in a summer breeze; you have perfection for 9 months of the year.

 

Where to site your Acers

They can get quite large after several years and require a little room to appreciate them, so toward the back of the border or as a stand-alone feature.  They are also the perfect plant for a pot. If they are in a pot remember to wrap the pot well in Winter or take inside to stop the frost killing the roots. The dissectum varieties are better for smaller shrubs, forming domes of arching, deeply cut leaves. 

How to grow and look after your maples

 They are fairly easy to grow and prefer a little dapple shade and a site out of strong winds.  They are best planted in slightly acidic soil that is well drained. If your soil is not acidic, include some ericaceous compost when backfilling the planting hole.

 Pruning Japanese Maples is better carried out in Autumn/Winter when the sap is falling or the plant is dormant.  If it is necessary to prune at other times of the year then you should use a wound seal treatment on the cut to avoid disease getting in. 

Be careful not to over feed your Acer; use little and often and use organic chicken pellets or specialist acer feed. 

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  1. Acer palmatum Katsura
    Acer palmatum Summer Gold 3 Litre Pot
    £18.65

    Acer palmatum Summer Gold with light green foliage in spring, golden yellow in summer and yellow in autumn. Learn More
  2. Acer palmatum Katsura 7.5 Litre Pot
    Acer palmatum Katsura 3 Litre Pot
    £18.65

    Acer palmatum Katsura has stunning golden orange foliage that is margined with pink in spring maturing to green and turning shades of orange for the autumn display Learn More
  3. Acer palmatum Garnet 7.5 Litre Pot
    Acer palmatum dissectum Garnet 3 Litre Pot
    £18.65

    Acer Garnet has beautiful red, finely cut foliage and in autumn changing to a purplish red. Learn More
  4. Acer palmatum Jerre Schwartz 3 Litre
    Acer palmatum Jerre Schwartz 3 Litre
    £18.65

    Acer Jerre Schwartz is a stunning Acer with bright red new foliage maturing to green, then for the autumn displays of bright red Learn More
  5. Acer palmatum Emerald Lace 3 Litre Pot
    Acer palmatum Emerald Lace 3 Litre Pot
    £18.65

    Acer Palmatum Dissectum Emerald lace- deeply divided lime green foliage which turns gold, yellow and crimson in Autumn Learn More
  6. Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet 10 Litre Pot
    Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet 10 Litre Pot
    £55.80

    Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet have red leaves cut like fine lace that turning a beautiful purple red in autumn Learn More
  7. Acer Griseum  25 Litre Pot
    Acer Griseum 25 Litre Pot
    £101.50

    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. Learn More
  8. Acer palmatum Trompenburg 20 Litre Pot
    Acer palmatum Tsumagaki 20 Litre Pot
    £112.95

    Stunning new acer and garden must have, with soft yellow green foliage with crimson red tips. Fantastic golden yellow in autumn, height can reach up to 2.5m Learn More
  9. Acer palmatum Osakazuki 20 Litre
    Acer palmatum Osakazuki 20 Litre
    £112.95

    Acer palmatum Osakazuki bear large green leaves that turn brilliant orangey red through autumn Learn More
  10. Acer palmatum Shaina 50 Litre Pot
    Acer palmatum Shaina 50 Litre Pot
    £280.00

    Acer palmatum Shaina has new foliage starting red and maturing to green and then in autumn changing back to a scarlet red Learn More
  11. Acer palmatum Dissectum  50 Litre Pot
    Acer palmatum Dissectum 50 Litre Pot
    £280.00

    Tiered pyramid of arching hand like branches of beautiful emerald cut leaves. Fantastic autumn colours from orange to red. Learn More
  12. Acer palmatum Garnet 50 Litre Pot
    Acer Shirasawanum Jordan 50 Litre Pot
    £300.00

    Acer Shirasawanum Jordan is one of the more unusual acers. Learn More
  13. Acre Jerre Schwartz
    Acer palmatum Sangokaku 45 Litre Pot
    £320.00

    Acer palmatum Sangokaku a beautiful acer with coral red stems, foliage opens pink/yellow maturing to green for the summer and a golden yellow for the autumn display Learn More
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    Acer palmatum Pixie 45 Litre Pot
    £320.00

    Acer palmatum Pixie is a compact, upright Acer with lobedm dark red / purple foliage that turns bright red in autumn Learn More
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    £320.00

    Acer Jerre Schwartz is a stunning Acer with bright red new foliage maturing to green, then for the autumn displays of bright red Learn More
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