We have more than 45 Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) varieties to choose from at Hunters Garden Centre in Surrey!
Keep reading for some growing tips, varieties and a full 2022 list of Japanese Maple availability last updated Thursday April 28th, 2022.
Growing Japanese Maples
Japanese maples grow well in well-drained soil. So select a site with good drainage. They can grow in full sun to almost full shade, but they do best with protection from mid-day sun. The amount of light affects the leaf colour; red leaf types will be more colourful in a sunnier location.
Once established, Japanese maples may be lightly fertilized only in the early spring (April). They require little pruning but and major structural trimming should be done before the new leaves emerge in spring. If you need to do any lighter pruning you can do so any time after the first major flush of growth begins in June.
Caring For Japanese Maples
Japanese maples are subject to very few pests. Aphids, leaf cutters and rollers may appear in the spring and can be effectively treated with an appropriate spray. If you notice any damage to your tree you can bring in a few leaves to the garden centre so that we can identify the pest.
Acer palmatum 'Emperor One'
Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'
Acer palmatum 'Orangeola'
Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' (Lions Head Maple)
Acer palmatum 'Butterfly Foliage'
Japanese Maple Varieties
Japanese maples are grown for their diverse forms, shapes, sizes, and of course colours. There are over 1,000 named varieties in cultivation. Some of the varieties showing beautiful colour are; Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Inabe Shidare’, Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’, Acer palmatum ‘Orangeola’, Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’, Acer palmatum ‘Ukigumo’, Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’, Acer shirasawanum ‘Autumn Moon’, and Acer sieboldianum ‘Kinugasa Yama’.
Click below for a full list of Japanese Maples at Hunters Garden Centre in Surrey for Spring 2022!