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Commonly known as Thunder maple

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SPECIMEN SIZED VARIETIES OF ACER PALMATUM ARE IN 7.5 OR 10 LITRE POTS AND ARE ALL APPROXIMATELY 4-6 FEET IN HEIGHT.

SPECIMEN SIZED VARIETIES OF ACER PALMATUM DISSECTUM ARE SMALLER GROWING AND THEREFORE CONSIDERABLY SMALLER IN SIZE ALTHOUGH OF A SIMILAR AGE.

 Genus of 120 species of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, from woodlands mainly, in Europe, northern Africa, Asia and North and Central America.

Some form large trees and others are understorey plants. The most popular decorative forms are from the palmatum group, Japanese maples which have been cultivated in Japan for centuries and is a well-known temple tree and bonsai subject . They have appeared in art forms for centuries.

Palmatum (hand-like) was the name given by Swedish doctor-botanist Carl Peter Thunberg late in the 18th century, following the ancient Japanese where they were likened to hands of frogs or hands of babies.

The UK representative is the field maple, A. campestre, a medium-sized tree favouring chalk soils but widely planted. It is a wildlife plant attractive to aphids which are preyed on by ladybirds, hoverflies and birds. Caterpillars eat the leaves and the nectar and pollen in the flowers attract insects as well.

The wood has the highest density of all the European maples and is used for veneers and harps.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Height - 5m (17ft)
  • Spread - 5m (17ft)
  • Tall Shrub - rounded shrub.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds and late frosts.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, mites, scale insects, caterpillars, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - China, Korea, Japan.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
5m (17ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (17ft)
 

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ACER campestre   AWARD

ACER campestre  >


Commonly known as: Common maple, Field maple, Hedge maple.
Multibuy
pot grown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £7.00 each

ACER capillipes

ACER capillipes  >


Commonly known as: Red snake-bark maple.
Young growth coral-red, attractive autumn tinting, striated bark
Large £45.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ACER cappadocicum 'Aureum'  AWARD

ACER cappadocicum 'Aureum'  >


Commonly known as: Cappadocian maple, Caucasian maple.
Yellow young leaves turning green then yellow again in autumn
Whip £20.00 each

ACER cappadocicum 'Rubrum'  AWARD

ACER cappadocicum 'Rubrum'  >


Commonly known as: Cappadocian maple, Caucasian maple.
Young new shoots are a highly attractive deep red which gradually fades
Whip £20.00 each

ACER x conspicuum 'Mozart'

ACER x conspicuum 'Mozart'  >


Commonly known as: Snake-bark maple.
An outstanding new selection with silver striped deep-purple bark
Large £40.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

ACER x conspicuum 'Phoenix'

ACER x conspicuum 'Phoenix'  >


Commonly known as: Snake-bark maple.
White striping on the bark and bright red new shoots which hold their colour into winter
£55.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ACER davidii

ACER davidii  >


Commonly known as: Père David's maple, Snakebark maple.
Small tree with striated green and white bark. Excellent autumn colouring
£25.00 each

ACER davidii 'George Forrest'  AWARD

ACER davidii 'George Forrest'  >


Commonly known as: Snakebark maple.
Dark green leaves and rhubarb red stalks
Whip £25.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Large £55.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ACER davidii 'Serpentine'

ACER davidii 'Serpentine'  >


Commonly known as: Snakebark maple.
The most striking striated bark of all the davidii cultivars. Suitable for smaller gardens. Young shoots dark red with conspicuous white veins.
Medium £40.00 each
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Available again from August 2020 -
Large £65.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ACER x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'   AWARD

ACER x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'  >


Commonly known as: Maple.
A hybrid between A. rubrum and A. saccharinum with deeply cut leaves turning orange-red in autumn
H/Std £55.00 each

ACER griseum   AWARD

ACER griseum  >


Commonly known as: Paper-bark maple.
bark peels and flakes when mature to reveal light brown underbark. Good autumn colour
2 year £19.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Large £65.00 each

ACER grosseri var hersii

ACER grosseri var hersii  >


Commonly known as: Snake-bark maple.
Beautiful snake-bark maple with fine autumn colour
Whip £25.00 each

ACER japonicum 'Aconitifolium'  AWARD

ACER japonicum 'Aconitifolium'  >


Commonly known as: Downy Japanese maple.
('Filicifolium'.) Deeply cut green leaves turning crimson in autumn. Small red flowers in spring before the leaves emerge
£30.00 each
Large £65.00 
Specimen £80.00 each

ACER macrophyllum

ACER macrophyllum  >


Commonly known as: Big leaf maple, Oregon maple.
Large dark green deeply lobed leaves which turn a bright orange in autumn. Fragrant yellow flowers in clusters followed by bristly fruit
£40.00 each

ACER maximowiczianum

ACER maximowiczianum  >


Commonly known as: Nikko maple.
(A. nikoense) - hairy trifoliate leaves which turn a striking orange in the autumn
£30.00 each

ACER negundo 'Kellys Gold'

ACER negundo 'Kellys Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Ash-leaved maple, Box elder, Water ash.
Small deciduous tree with choice soft golden foliage
Bush £22.50 each

ACER palmatum

ACER palmatum  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Green Japanese maple. Japanese maples will not generally tolerate exposed windy sites and prefer sheltered protection
2/3 year £17.50 each

ACER palmatum 'Asahi-zuru'

ACER palmatum 'Asahi-zuru'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Pinkish white variegation on young leaves later turning three coloured as the green shows through
Large £50.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

ACER palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

ACER palmatum 'Atropurpureum'  >


Commonly known as: Blood-leaf Japanese maple.
Purple Japanese maple, brilliant red in autumn
2/3 year £25.00 each

ACER palmatum 'Beni-otake'

ACER palmatum 'Beni-otake'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Dwarfish maple with deeply dissected foliage of deep reddish purple
Specimen £80.00 each

ACER palmatum 'Bloodgood'  AWARD

ACER palmatum 'Bloodgood'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Striking dark purplish-red foliage, bright red in autumn
Small £25.00 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.
Specimen £80.00 each

ACER palmatum 'Butterfly'

ACER palmatum 'Butterfly'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Palmate leaves suffused cream & pink
Small £25.00 each

ACER palmatum 'Crippsii'

ACER palmatum 'Crippsii'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Elegant slow growing form with finely cut bronze-red leaves
Large £65.00 each

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Burgundy Lace'  AWARD

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Burgundy Lace' >


Commonly known as: Cut leaf maple, Japanese maple.
A small spreading tree with wine-red leaves divided into narrowly toothed lobes
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Princess'

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Princess' >


Commonly known as: Cut-leaf maple, Japanese maple.
Red new growth turning bronze in summer and scarlet in autumn
Specimen £80.00 each

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen'  AWARD

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen' >


Commonly known as: Cut-leaf maple, Japanese maple.
Deep reddish purple throughout the summer with fiery autumn tones
Small £27.50 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available again from APRIL 2021 - When fresh stock arrives

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Flavescens'

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Flavescens' >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Green-yellow divided leaves with orange-yellow autumn colour
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Garnet'  AWARD

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Garnet' >


Commonly known as: Cut-leaf maple, Japanese maple.
Strong growing form with deep garnet-red leaves with finely cut lobes
Small £27.50 each
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Inaba-shidare'  AWARD

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Inaba-shidare' >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Red stalked leaves with deep purplish lobes. Crimson autumn colour
small £25.00 
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.
Large £50.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Specimen £80.00 each

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu'  AWARD

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu' >


Commonly known as: Cut-leaf maple, Japanese maple.
Weeping lace leafed maple with upright growth to 10ft and arching branches. Bright green foliage in spring colouring golden yellow in autumn
Small £25.00 
Specimen £80.00 each

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