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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.
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 conspicuum 'Red Flamingo'
Snake Bark Maple
The stunning Red Flamingo' is a slow-growing, deciduous, snakebark maple. A rarely seen collectors plant, boasting beautiful bright pink leaves with white variegation, becoming mottled through the summer, mixed with splashes of green and dark pink. ...
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Acontifolium' is just a beautiful, spreading japanese maple, with deeply cut leaves which emerge a very pale green in the spring before turning a dark green for the summer. The autumn colours are amazing, between scarlet red and dark ...
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' is one of the best known red acers, as it is a strong growing, reliable purple-leaved acer. This particular variety makes an excellent focal point in the garden and is a must for the Japanese styled garden. If you are looki...
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is a very well known cultivar, and in our opinion, cannot be beaten for autumn colour, which seemingly becomes more fluorescent and luminous with each day that passes throughout the autumn. Our particular clone has intense s...
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' is a stunning Japanese maple with almost round nine to thirteen lobed leaves which emerge in spring a beautiful pale golden yellow. During summer they mature to a lime green. On mature plants the winged seeds produced in l...
Cornus kousa 'Teutonia'
Flowering Japanese Dogwood
Cornus kousa, the well-known flowering Japanese dogwood, is wonderful hardy shrub-like small tree. Suitable for growing in the warmer gardens throughout the UK. The outstanding feature of the flowering dogwoods is their showy four-petaled flowers...