Frank P Matthews
There are hundreds of beautiful varieties of Acer palmatum or Japanese Maples to choose from. Most forms become large shrubs or small trees and will tolerate some lime but prefer good loam soils and shelter.
Acer palmatum feature graceful habits, elegantly cut leaves and colourful foliage both through the summer and in autumn. Their slow growth habit make these trees perfect for growing in pots.
Beautiful palmatum with finely cut, feathery, reddish purple leaves. Foliage turns fiery red in autumn.
Dense mass of extremely attractive, finely cut leaves. Low-growing, small tree with a rounded shape.
A lovely little palmatum with wine-red deeply lobed foliage in the spring, turning shades of bright red in the autumn.
Attractive five lobed leaves unfolding bright-orange yellow in the spring with enhanced colours in the autumn.
A delicate form with bronze, finely narrowed, filigree leaves and a gentle weeping habit. Bronze autumn colours.
A unique variety with long, narrow divided leaves. Light green bamboo-like foliage turns bright yellow in the autumn.
Bright pink leaves in spring darkening to deep reddish bronze in summer. Bright red autumn leaves.
Small palmate, pale green leaves appear in the spring with a strong, red tinge which fades as the tree matures.
Bright green, finely cut leaves, tinged bright red when young. Reliable orange, yellow and crimson autumn colours.
An upright and compact tree with a dwarfing habit. Leaves two tone red, turning maroon with age. Small in height.
A strong growth habit, upright and a well branched shape. Rich, dark purple leaves and crimson-red autumn colours.
Crimson-red dissected leaves which unfold to an excellent tone of dark purple, holding well throughout summer.