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 campestre

ACER campestre

Common maple, Field maple, Hedge maple

 
pot grown
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ACER capillipes

ACER capillipes

Red snake-bark maple

Young growth coral-red, attractive autumn tinting, striated bark

 
Small
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£18.00 each 
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Large
£60.00 each 
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ACER cappadocicum 'Aureum'

ACER cappadocicum 'Aureum'

Cappadocian maple, Caucasian maple

Yellow young leaves turning green then yellow again in autumn

 
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£25.00 each 
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ACER cappadocicum 'Rubrum'

ACER cappadocicum 'Rubrum'

Cappadocian maple, Caucasian maple

Young new shoots are a highly attractive deep red which gradually fades

 
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£25.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
ACER x conspicuum 'Mozart'

ACER x conspicuum 'Mozart'

Snake-bark maple

An outstanding new selection with silver striped deep-purple bark

 
£40.00 each 
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Available from December to January -
ACER x conspicuum 'Phoenix'

ACER x conspicuum 'Phoenix'

Snake-bark maple

White striping on the bark and bright red new shoots which hold their colour into winter

 
Small
£45.00  
Large
£70.00 each 
ACER x conspicuum 'Silver Cardinal'

ACER x conspicuum 'Silver Cardinal'

Snake-bark maple

White striped bark and red young shoots. The green leaves are blotched and streaked with white and pink when young

 
£45.00 each 
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ACER davidii

ACER davidii

Père David's maple, Snakebark maple

Small tree with striated green and white bark. Excellent autumn colouring

 
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£65.00 each 
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ACER davidii 'Serpentine'

ACER davidii 'Serpentine'

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
£45.00 each 
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ACER x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

ACER x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

Maple

A hybrid between a. Rubrum and a. Saccharinum with deeply cut leaves turning orange-red in autumn

 
H/Std
£65.00 each 
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ACER griseum

ACER griseum

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 late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large
£70.00 each 
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ACER japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

ACER japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Downy Japanese maple

('filicifolium'.) deeply cut green leaves turning crimson in autumn. Small red flowers in spring before the leaves emerge

 
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£30.00 each 
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Large
£65.00  
ACER macrophyllum

ACER macrophyllum

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

 
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£50.00 each 
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ACER maximowiczianum

ACER maximowiczianum

Nikko maple

(a. Nikoense) - hairy trifoliate leaves which turn a striking orange in the autumn

 
£30.00 each 
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ACER negundo 'Flamingo'

ACER negundo 'Flamingo'

Ash-leaved maple, Box elder, Water ash

Pink margin on young leaves gradually changes to white

 
Bush
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ACER negundo 'Kellys Gold'

ACER negundo 'Kellys Gold'

Ash-leaved maple, Box elder, Water ash

Small deciduous tree with choice soft golden foliage

 
Bush
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£22.50 each 
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ACER palmatum

ACER palmatum

Japanese maple

Green japanese maple. Japanese maples will not generally tolerate exposed windy sites and prefer sheltered protection

 
2/3 year
£17.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
ACER palmatum 'Asahi-zuru'

ACER palmatum 'Asahi-zuru'

Japanese maple

Pinkish white variegation on young leaves later turning three coloured as the green shows through

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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ACER palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

ACER palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Blood-leaf Japanese maple

Purple japanese maple, brilliant red in autumn

 
2/3 year
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£25.00 each 
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Large
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£50.00 each 
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Specimen
£75.00 each 
ACER palmatum 'Beni-otake'

ACER palmatum 'Beni-otake'

Japanese maple

Dwarfish maple with deeply dissected foliage of deep reddish purple

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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ACER palmatum 'Beni-schichihenge'

ACER palmatum 'Beni-schichihenge'

Japanese maple

Leaves marginated pinkish white or almost entirely orange pink

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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ACER palmatum 'Bloodgood'

ACER palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Japanese maple

Striking dark purplish-red foliage, bright red in autumn

 
Small
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£25.00 each 
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Medium
£50.00  
Large
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£65.00 each 
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Specimen
£80.00 each 
ACER palmatum 'Butterfly'

ACER palmatum 'Butterfly'

Japanese maple

Palmate leaves suffused cream & pink

 
Small
£25.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
ACER palmatum 'Crippsii'

ACER palmatum 'Crippsii'

Japanese maple

Elegant slow growing form with finely cut bronze-red leaves

 
Large
£65.00 each 
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ACER palmatum dissectum 'Burgundy Lace'

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Burgundy Lace'

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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ACER palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Princess'

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Princess'

Cut-leaf maple, Japanese maple

Red new growth turning bronze in summer and scarlet in autumn

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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ACER palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen'

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen'

Cut-leaf maple, Japanese maple

Deep reddish purple throughout the summer with fiery autumn tones

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Specimen
£80.00 each 
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ACER palmatum dissectum 'Flavescens'

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Flavescens'

Japanese maple

Green-yellow divided leaves with orange-yellow autumn colour

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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ACER palmatum dissectum 'Garnet'

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Garnet'

Cut-leaf maple, Japanese maple

Strong growing form with deep garnet-red leaves with finely cut lobes

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large
£65.00 each 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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ACER palmatum dissectum 'Inaba-shidare'

ACER palmatum dissectum 'Inaba-shidare'

Japanese maple

Red stalked leaves with deep purplish lobes. Crimson autumn colour

 
small
£27.50  
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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