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Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
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Nandina domestica 'Woods Dwarf'
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 japonicum 'Vitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' is just a beautiful, spreading japanese maple, with broad, fan shaped leaves with 10 - 12 lobes emerging a very pale green in the spring before turning a dark green for the summer. the leaves turn orange and red in the aut...
Acer palmatum 'Bi Hoo'
Japanese maple 'Bi Ho'
Also known as 'Bihou', or 'Golden Bark Japanese Maple', a rare form with stunning gold bark that lights up all year round. The leaves emerge salmon pink in spring then turn yellow green before turning a gold butter yellow in the autumn before giving ...
Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz'
'Jerre Schwartz' is wonderful, dwarf Japanese Maple has distinctive, deeply lobed leaves that emerge a bright pink red, before turning darker maroon then green as the leaf matures. Fresh growth in the red shades adds interest through the growing se...
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 palmatum 'Red Pygmy'
A small tree has maroon coloured, wispy, finger-like leaves throughout the summer. In autumn, the attractive foliage takes on startling shades of green, orange, yellow and red.One of the smallest Japanese maple tree varieties, Red Pygmy will reach a ...
Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold'
Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' Position: Semi- shade sheltered site preferred out of strong winds Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering Eventual Size: Habit: Foliage: Deciduous Common Names: Japanese ...
Acer palmatum Dissectum 'Crimson Princess'
Japanese maple. A small, deciduous tree with feathery red leaves in spring turning bronze in summer and bright scarlet in autumn. Grows to form an elegant mushroom-shaped tree no much more than 2 metres tall, but can often be wider. Will need some...
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan'
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan' Vivid yellow/lime green leaves turning a richer green then orange red shades in the autumn. Really stunning, great for lightening up an area in semi shade. Plant in a sheltered spot away from cold winds....
Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin'
Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin' Common Names: Japanese maple 'Yasemin' ...