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Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
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 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 palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola' is a breathtaking autumn colour is a mix of reds and oranges and lasts longer than most maples. This is one of the best dissectums for a sunny position and makes a large shrub eventually raching 1.5-2metre with wo...
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 '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' ...
Acer x conspicuum 'Phoenix'
Snake Bark Maple
Acer x conspicuum 'Phoenix'One of several Acers otherwise known as the 'Snake Bark Maple', this is the by far the most outrageous owing to its extraordinary bark which is a bold orange-pink with silvery-white striations. The delecate foliage is a b...