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Maples & Sycamores

Maples and Sycamores 

Maples or Acers (not to be confused with their smaller and showier Japanese cousins Acer Palmatum) are best known for their highly attractive foliage and bark. The wood of maples can be used for furniture or floorings due to its distinctive honey colouring but it is most arguably its sap that it is most well known for, maple syrup is now common around the world and is said to date back to the 1600's when Settler John Smith noticed Native Americans using a sugar making process to make it. 

Maple trees have small inconspicuous of green flowers at the end of each shoots which, once pollinated turn to the characteristic winged fruit that most people will remember playing with in their childhood.  

Where to site your Maples 

Maples can grow to be large trees so need the room to grow, they are best at the back of the border and can be used to provide a cover above a fence. 

How to grow and look after your Maples 

Maples like a soil that stays loose and moist but not swampy or thin and rocky as the roots can't anchor properly in the ground. Soil PH is preferred to be on the acidic side and they do not grow well in very alkaline soil, they are also very sensitive to salt levels in the soil and water so do not do well in coastal positions. 

Green and purple leafed varieties cope well in full sun but strong sunlight can scorch golden ones. 

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  1. Acer Platanoides Globosum 3/4 Standard 150cm Stem
    Brownish-pink leaves turning green with age. Stem height 150cm, then bushy head Learn More
  2. Acer Platanoides Globosum 25 Litre Pot
    Brownish-pink leaves turning green with age. Stem height 180cm Learn More
  3. Acer Platanoides Emerald Queen Standard 8-10cm Girth
    Acer Platanoides Emerald Queen stunning deciduous tree with shiny green foliage during spring and summer followed by yellow foliage in autumn, Heavy Standard 8-10cm Girth Learn More
  4. Acer Campestre Red Shine Standard 8-10cm Girth
    Acer Campestre Red Shine has an upright habit. In spring a display of red emerging foliage. The leaves mature to dark-green in summer then come autumn, turn a bright yellow before falling Learn More
  5. Acer Campestre Standard 8-10cm Girth
    Field Maple. Beautiful specimen tree. Learn More
  6. Acer Platanoides Drummondii Standard 8-10cm Girth
    Broadly margined creamy white leaves. Heavy Standard 8-10cm Girth Learn More
  7. Acer Platanoides Crimson Sentry Standard 8-10cm Girth
    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. Learn More
  8. Acer Rubrum Red Sunset Standard 8-10cm Girth
    Acer Rubrum Red Sunset has an upright habit, lovely green foliage that has stunning reds and orange leaf display for autumn Learn More
  9. Acer Pseud. Brilliantissimum Standard 8-10cm Girth
    Acer Pseud. Brilliantissimum has a rounded crown with leaves that open bright pink maturing to yellowish green finally dark green mottles with cream. A wonderful display of colours Learn More
  10. Acer Capillipes Standard 10-12cm Girth
    Acer Capillipes is a snake bark maple, a small deciduous tree with white-striped young branches with green leaves that have a lovely display of red and yellow in autumn. Flowers are green, hang in drooping racemes with attractive pink fruits Learn More
  11. Acer Platanoides Globosum 10/12G Heavy Standard
    Brownish-pink leaves turning green with age. Learn More
  12. Acer Platanoides Crimson King Extra Heavy Standard-12-14cm Girth
    Large lobed leaves, deep reddish-purple in colour turn darker with age. Learn More
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