Acers are a stunning ornamental plant that are deciduous in nature. Their ability to display a variety of colours throughout the year makes them the perfect centre piece plant for any garden. Acers can be planted in pots, containers or garden borders and must be sheltered from windy areas! They also thrive in peat rich soils.
Features of Acer:
Sheltered From Harsh Winds
Max Height: 1-1.5m
Max Spread: 1-1.5m
'Beni-maiko' is a compact, bushy shrub growing to 1.5m tall. The leaves emerge a brilliant red in spring, turning a pinkish colour and then a green-red in summer. In autumn, the leaves turn yellow, orange and deep red before falling
'Chiyo-hime' (Little Princess) is a dwarf, compact, spreading, deciduous shrub or tree with palmate leaves, emerging bright green with red edges, turning green in summer and yellow and orange in autumn
'Orange Dream' is a medium sized bushy deciduous shrub, to 3m, with leaf colour varying at different seasons, yellow in spring, greenish in summer, orange-yellow in autumn. Bark is bright green. Redddish-purple flowers may be followed by red fruits
'Shaina' is a compact, dense cultivar growing to a maximum height of 3m. Its bright red spring leaves deepen in colour through the summer before brightening again to a crimson-red in autumn
'Butterfly' lobed grey-green leaves, each of which has a slender white and shrimp-pink margin, are the main reason that this upright Japanese maple is so highly prized. It makes a great stand-alone specimen, and because it doesn't get too big, it also does really well on the patio. Do try to grow it in partial shade however, as the variegated foliage can get scorched in hot afternoon sun.