ACER palmatum

Commonly known as Japanese maple

  • Deciduous
    Rounded, shallowly to deeply, 5- to 9-lobed, mid-green leaves 5-12cm (2-5in) long, turning orange to yellow or red in autumn.
  • Red
    Red-purple
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Most cultivars are low growing and shrubby.
  • Tree
    Round-headed tree. Tiny flowers are followed by red-winged fruits
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Partial shade
    Shelter from cold winds and late frosts

ACER palmatum

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
2/3 year £17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, mites, scale insects, caterpillars, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    China, Korea, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
Acers - Care Guide
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs - Care Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
8m (26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of ACER palmatum

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ACER palmatum 'Red Pygmy'

ACER palmatum 'Red Pygmy'

Japanese maple

a slow growing dwarf form with reddish-purple leaves

 
Small
£27.50  
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£65.00 each 
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ACER palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

ACER palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

Coral bark maple, Japanese maple

('Senkaki') - young branches coral-red. Good yellow autumn colour

 
Small
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£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£50.00  
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen
£80.00 each 
ACER palmatum 'Scolopendriifolium'

ACER palmatum 'Scolopendriifolium'

Japanese maple

green leaves with 7 long linear segments which are thin and narrow. A very dainty appearance and a soft yellow colouration in autumn. One of the best forms of A.palmatum in the garden at Burncoose

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
ACER palmatum 'Scolopendriifolium' 'Atropurpureum'

ACER palmatum 'Scolopendriifolium' 'Atropurpureum'

Japanese maple

bronze form of this excellent narrow leaved acer

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
ACER palmatum 'Shaina'

ACER palmatum 'Shaina'

Japanese maple

upright growing compact and dense variety with bright red new foliage which matures to deep maroon red

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large
£65.00 each 
ACER palmatum 'Shidava Gold'

ACER palmatum 'Shidava Gold'

Japanese maple

bright green stem. Fresh green leaves turning gold in autumn

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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ACER palmatum 'Shindeshojo'

ACER palmatum 'Shindeshojo'

Spring ruby tree

brilliant glittering scarlet spring foliage becoming shrimp pink and bronzy-green then orange in autumn

 
small
£27.50 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Specimen
£80.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2023 - 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 'Shirazz'

ACER palmatum 'Shirazz'

Japanese maple

pink-margined pinkish-green leaves turning scarlet in autumn

 
Large
£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
ACER palmatum 'Skeeters Broom'

ACER palmatum 'Skeeters Broom'

Japanese maple

foliage maroon to red in spring turning bright red in autumn. Dense upright habit

 
small
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
£65.00 each 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
Notify me when this plant is available to order
Available Early Spring 2023 - 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 'Sumi-nagashi'

ACER palmatum 'Sumi-nagashi'

Japanese maple

red new growth turning bronze-green

 
Small
£27.50  
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large
£65.00  
Specimen
£80.00 each 
ACER palmatum 'Summer Gold'

ACER palmatum 'Summer Gold'

Japanese maple

golden yellow leaves in summer. Shows good resistance to heat and sun

 
small
£27.50  
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large
£65.00 each 
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ACER palmatum 'Trompenburg'

ACER palmatum 'Trompenburg'

Japanese maple

purplish-red young leaves, later green with red autumn colour

 
Small
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium
£50.00  
Large
£65.00 each 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
Notify me when this plant is available to order
Available Early Spring 2023 - 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 'Ueno Yama'

ACER palmatum 'Ueno Yama'

Japanese maple

intense orange new growth turning orange-green and yellow in autumn

 
Specimen
£80.00 each 
ACER palmatum 'Ukigumo'

ACER palmatum 'Ukigumo'

Floating clouds maple

outstanding variegated foliage of light green freckled and blended with pink and white giving subtle pastel toning

 
Small
£30.00 each 
Notify me when this plant is available to order
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Specimen
£80.00 each 
Notify me when this plant is available to order
Available Early Spring 2023 - 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.
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