Acer Collection

Japanese Maple

Hardy Tree

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FROM £14.99

Add colour and structure to your garden

Dramatic focal point for the garden

Thrive in sheltered lightly shaded spots

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Japanese Maples are prized for their colourful, finely cut foliage and elegant branching habit. This superb trio is the perfect way to bring colour and structure to your garden. Indispensable for bringing character to Japanese planting schemes and rockeries, but also make a fine container tree and add a lovely splash of colour to mixed borders. The delicate foliage of these Acers are susceptible to sun scorch and wind burn, so they are best planted in a sheltered, lightly shaded position.

Acer Collection comprises:

  • Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'- An ideal small tree, producing gorgeous, purple-red foliage that colours to brilliant, fiery crimson in autumn. Height and spread: Up to 4m (13').
  • Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku'- Coral-red young branches bear 5-lobed leaves which open pinkish-yellow, turning green in summer and yellow in autumn, grown as a large deciduous shrub or small tree Height: 8m (26'). Spread: 4m (13').
  • Acer palmatum 'Emerald Lace' - Delicate foliage in a rich emerald green, tinged slightly with red make Acer ‘Emerald Lace’ an excellent specimen plant in any bed, border or even planted in a large pot on a patio. Height and Spread: Up to 4m (158")
  • Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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    3 x 10.5cm potted acer plants (1 of each variety) (KC0161)
    1 x 10.5cm potted Acer palmatum 'Emerald Lace' plant (KB9930)
    1 x 10.5cm potted Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' plant (KB9931)
    1 x 10.5cm potted Acer 'Atropurpureum' plant (57257)

    Choose a sunny or semi shaded position that is protected from cold winds and hard spring frosts. The delicate leaves may scorch in strong sunlight so avoid particularly hot situations. Japanese Maple trees prefer a fertile, moist but well drained neutral to acid soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost prior to planting. Plant bare root Acers at the same depth as they were previously planted. Backfill the planting hole and water well to settle the soil. Alternatively plant Acers in large patio containers in a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
    Feed and water container grown plants regularly throughout the growing season. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of border grown plants. Japanese maples require little pruning other than to maintain their shape and remove damaged and dead stems in late autumn.

    Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

    Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

    Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

    Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

    Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

    Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

    For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

    Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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