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Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne'
Acer palmatum Dissectum 'Crimson Princess'
Buddleja glomerata 'Silver Service'
Euonymus fortunei 'wolong ghost'
Clematis armandii 'Little White Charm'
Skimmia japonica 'Temptation'
Polystichum setiferum 'Proliferum'
Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'
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 '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 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 'Butterfly'
Japanese maple. A upright tree with grey-green leaves, margined white and pink. Height 3m. Spread 1.4m. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green, Grey. Hardy. Sheltered Site. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fetiliser....
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 'Katsura'
Acer palmatum 'Katsura' is a medium-sized maple, it is one of the earliest to come into leaf with a delightful display of gold and orange glowing leaves turning to light green throughout the summer but retaining orange edges to the leaves. Fairly up...
Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'
Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' is a vigorous form, with fresh yellow-orange spring growth, turning a beautiful limey-green for the summer. Suitable for all but the hottest parts of the garden, where the foliage is liable to scorch in the strong midsumm...
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 'Sango kaku'
Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku' or coral barked maple is well known for it's bright orange-red coloured bark on young branches which creates a pleasing winter feature. During summer it has pale green leaves with a pinkish tinge to the margins which in aut...
Acer palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'
Discovered by Ed "Skeeter" Rod in Pennsylvania this is a witches broom with the usual twiggy growth but a very vigorous upright habit. The small attractive leaves emerge bright red in spring before turning dark red in summer. This plant holds it's co...
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 palmatum Dissectum 'Viridis'
Acer palmatum Dissectum 'Viridis' Position: Dappled sun to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds Soil: all soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering Eventual Size: up to metres, but can be ...
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Garnet'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Garnet' Japanese Maple. A beautiful, small tree with deep orange-red leaves from spring through summer turning a glowing scarlet in autumn. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Plant in light shade and out of strong winds to ensure a hap...
Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'
Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' is a stunning Japanese maple with orange to peachy coloured new leaves which fade to a pale golden yellow as they mature. A fairly recent introduction 'Autumn Moon' has a dense leafy habit, is very hardy and more tole...
Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin'
Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin' Common Names: Japanese maple 'Yasemin' ...