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ACER

Commonly known as Maple

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
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Full sun - shelter cultivars of palmatum from cold winds and late frosts.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for form and outstanding foliage on some varieties.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, mites, scale insects, caterpillars, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - Europe, northern Africa, Asia, North and Central America
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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ACER platanoides

ACER platanoides  >


Commonly known as: Norway maple.
leaves turn clear yellow in autumn
Multibuy
individually £8.50 each, 10+ £7.00 each
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ACER platanoides 'Crimson King'  AWARD

ACER platanoides 'Crimson King'  >


Commonly known as: Norway maple.
Purple Norway maple, wind tolerant
H/Std £55.00 each

ACER platanoides 'Drummondii'

ACER platanoides 'Drummondii'  >


Commonly known as: Norway maple.
White variegated Norway maple
H/Std £55.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

ACER platanoides 'Princeton Gold'  AWARD

ACER platanoides 'Princeton Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Norway maple.
Bright yellow young leaves with red stems
H/Std £55.00 each

ACER pseudoplatanus

ACER pseudoplatanus  >


Commonly known as: Sycamore.
Fast growing, salt-tolerant species introduced from central Europe
Multibuy
Potgrown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £7.00 each
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ACER pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'  AWARD

ACER pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'  >


Commonly known as: Sycamore.
Slow growing sycamore with pink foliage in spring changing to yellow-green in summer
H/Std £55.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

ACER pseudoplatanus 'Simon-Louis Frères'

ACER pseudoplatanus 'Simon-Louis Frères'  >


Commonly known as: Sycamore.
Pink leaves when young which become blotched and streaked green and white on top with green underneath
H/Std £55.00 each

ACER 'Red Flamingo'

ACER 'Red Flamingo'  >


Commonly known as: Snake-bark maple.
White-striped red bark. Young leaves mottled green and pink later turning dark green
Small £27.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £60.00 each

ACER rubrum

ACER rubrum  >


Commonly known as: Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple.
Widely recognised as one of the most spectacular trees for autumn colour. Best in acid soil
Whip £19.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
H/Std £55.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

ACER rubrum 'October Glory'  AWARD

ACER rubrum 'October Glory'  >


Commonly known as: Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple.
Glossy foliage which turns brilliant red in the autumn
Whip £25.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
Large £55.00 each

ACER rubrum 'Red Sunset'  AWARD

ACER rubrum 'Red Sunset'  >


Commonly known as: Canadian maple , Red maple, Scarlett maple, Swamp maple.
Upright habit and exceptional red autumn colour
H/Std £55.00 each

ACER rubrum 'Scanlon'

ACER rubrum 'Scanlon'  >


Commonly known as: Canadian maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Swamp maple.
Broadly columnar habit and excellent autumn colour
H/Std £55.00 each

ACER rufinerve

ACER rufinerve  >


Commonly known as: Grey-budded snakebark maple, Snakebark maple.
Conspicuous white striations on the older green stems and trunk of this snakebark maple. Bright red and yellow autumn colours
£25.00 each

 

ACER rufinerve 'Winter Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Snake-bark maple.
Green/yellow stems turning yellow-orange in colour with white striations in autumn. Yellow autumn leaf colour.
£40.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

ACER saccharinum

ACER saccharinum  >


Commonly known as: River maple, Silver maple, White maple.
5 lobed leaves which are silvery white underneath and provide good autumn colour. Quick growing
Whip £18.00 each
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ACER saccharum

ACER saccharum  >


Commonly known as: Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple.
blunt-lobed leaves turn brilliant red/yellow in autumn
Whip £27.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
H/Std £55.00 each

ACER shirasawanum 'Aureum'  AWARD

ACER shirasawanum 'Aureum'  >


Commonly known as: Golden-leafed Japanese maple.
Slow growing variety with soft yellow leaves
Small £27.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

ACER shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'

ACER shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Peach, pink and flame colours on the same leaf in autumn. Quite stunning but the spring and summer foliage is equally dramatic. Pumpkin-green leaves at first with a second growth spurt in summer in which the leaves develop a pink halo
small £35.00 
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large(supplied at approx 2ft) £80.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

ACER shirasawanum 'Jordan'

ACER shirasawanum 'Jordan'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
Slow growing and dwarf form with bright golden foliage in spring which turns red in summer and autumn. Will tolerate full sun
£27.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
Large £80.00 
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

ACER shirasawanum 'Moonrise'

ACER shirasawanum 'Moonrise'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese maple.
The new leaves are bright red, turning yellow-green as they mature. Orange and red autumn colour
£27.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

ACER tataricum subsp. ginnala

ACER tataricum subsp. ginnala  >


Commonly known as: Amur maple.
green three-lobed leaves turning orange and crimson in autumn
£19.00 each
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ACER tegmentosum 'White Tigress'

ACER tegmentosum 'White Tigress'  >


Commonly known as: Manchurian striped maple.
One of the most striking snake bark maples with bark on the trunk and branches streaked with blue-green and white
Medium £60.00 
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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 tegmentosum 'Joe Witt'

ACER tegmentosum 'Joe Witt'  >


Commonly known as: Snake-bark maple.
Striated green and white bark. Good autumn colour, leaves turning golden-yellow
£60.00 each

ACER triflorum   AWARD

ACER triflorum  >


Commonly known as: Rough-barked maple, Three-flower maple.
Grey-brown bark and unevenly toothed palmate leaves
Small £25.00 each
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