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There are more than 1000 different cultivars of Japanese maples, ensuring a huge range of leaf colours, shapes and sizes. The term 'Japanese maple' tends to incorporate the species Acer palmatum, Acer japonicum and Acer shirasawanum, each type having very distinct characteristics.

Japanese maples are actually very easy to care for as long as you follow a few basic rules (To read more about growing and maintaining a Japanese maple, click here: Big Plant Nursery Guide to growing Japanese maples) such as watering, finding the correct site and soil type. Below are listed our most popular Japanese maples with descriptions of each type; if you find that you are uncertain as to which cultivar to go for, then please contact the nursery and any of our members of staff will be able to help.

For further information on growing Japanese maples, please have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions about Japanese maples.

We have not listed our full range of Japanese maples, as some varieties we only have in small numbers, so if there is a particular plant you are looking for just let us know and we will see what we can do!

Acer palmatum 'Ariadne'
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Acer palmatum 'Akane'
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
  Acer palmatum Acer japonicum Acer palmatum Acer shirasawanum
  semi-dwarf, spreading habit large bushy habit vibrant new orange growth upright, golden leaves
  deep summer colours fine autumn colour compact semi-dwarf form fantastic summer colour

Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'

Acer palmatum 'Beni-maiku
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Acer palmatum dissectum'Crimson Queen'
  Stunning year round colours Characteristic bright deep pink in spring Characteristic Fire engine red in autumn Feature scarlet autumn colours
  compact bushy habit Characteristic Hardy, easy to grow Characteristic one of the hardiest Feature arching habit, robust
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Emerald Lace'
Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Garnet'
Acer palmatum 'Inazuma'
  Feature delicate fine foliage Feature red, scarlet, crimson leaves Feature garnet-coloured leaves Feature makes a statement in garden
  Feature elegant weeping habit Feature all-round interest Feature compact habit Feature very vigorous grower
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan'
Acer palmatum 'Katsura'
Acer palmatum 'Krazy Krinkle'
Acer palmatum 'Little Princess'
  Feature vigorous upright tree Feature year round colour, easy Feature fine autumn colour Feature yellow and gold autumn colour
  Feature thrives with full sun Feature vigourous, small dainty leaves Feature dense bushy shrub Feature lovely red tinged summer foliage
Acer palmatum 'Momoiro koyasan'
Acer palmatum 'Moonfire'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola'
Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'
  Feature fantastic peach spring colour Feature reliable summer color Feature orange red lace leaves Feature orange/pale green leaves
  Feature upright, bushy tree Feature strong, upright form Feature weeping habit Feature compact tree-like form
Acer palmatum 'O-kagami'
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
Acer palmatum Red Pygmy
Acer palmatum 'Sangu-Kaku'
  Feature large purple leaves Feature luminous pink in autumn Feature maroon coloured, wispy, finger-like leaves Feature bright red stems
  Feature hardy, good autumn colour Feature upright habit, vigourous Feature one of the smallest acers Feature orange-yellow autumn colour
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu'
Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'
Acer palmatum 'Shaina
Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo'
  Feature upright habit, feathery foliage Feature red, red-maroon, ruby red Feature very compact habit Feature bright pink-red spring growth
  Feature orange-yellow autumn colour Feature compact, upright, multi-stemmed Feature deep burgandy reds Feature dense bushy habit
Acer palmatum 'Shirazz'
Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
Acer palmatum 'Sumi-nagashi
Acer palmatum Trompenburg
  Feature pink-cream variegation Feature fine autumn colour Feature large burgandy-red leaves Feature fast growing
  Feature compact arching habit Feature dense bushy shrub Feature fast growing, hardy Feature reliable purple-leaved Acer
Acer palmatum 'Ueno-yama'
Acer plamatum 'Wilson's Pink Dwarf'
  Feature brilliant spring colour Feature bright pink spring growth        
  Feature vigorous and hardy tree Feature compact habit        

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