Acers (Japanese Maples)
Acers, which are commonly referred to as Japanese Maples, are an attractive, diverse tree with hundreds of varieties. The enormous range of sizes, colours and shapes ensure that you will be able to find the perfect Acer to fit any area. They can be planted on their own as a focal point to complement an arrangement of plants or as a border plant. The opportunities to incorporate an Acer into your garden are endless.
Acers are deciduous so come into leaf in early Spring, look stunning through the Summer months, and then lose their leaves after having changed colour in Autumn. Some varieties will change leaf colour 3 or 4 times a season. Not only do the leaves change colour, but their stem colour can also change.
Please refer to our how to.. look after a Japanese Maple article to read our tips on when to plant, prune and water your Japanese maple.
For more help please send us an email or call us and we will endeavour to help with your enquiries.
Over centuries, the names for species have been miss interpreted and in some cases the same variation is known by a couple names. This can make finding out the Acer’s correct name difficult. A simple way to narrow the possibilities is to look at the leaf type; Acer palmatum’s have broad leaves and as a rule grow into trees, ever taller with time. Acer palmatum dissectum’s, by comparison, have finely cut leaves and the tree naturally tends to form a dome shaped canopy.
At our nursery we have a large range of Japanese Maples. Some examples of the species we stock are pictured below. We are proud that our Acers have been chosen to feature within Mr. Ishihara’s garden at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower show for the last 5 years. Moreover, in 2017 BBC coverage labelled our plants as ‘outstanding’.
Due to the constant changing stocks we do not sell our Acers for online orders. We welcome customers to visit our nursery, email or call us for more information about our current stock. Please see the pictures below for an idea of the type of varieties we have at our Garden Centre. Typically we have over 150 Acers in stock at any one time, which range in size from 80cm tall to specimen Acers roughly 4m tall.
*Growth height for the Acers are based on average lifetime growth.