Japanese maple like moist well-drained soil, avoid heavy wet soils.
Can grow in full sun but prefers partial shade because the leaves can burn in full sun especially if the soil becomes dry.
Annual Growth Rate
Japanese maples are slow growing
Japanese maples like acidic to neutral soils.
Flat shallow sensitive root system
Plant Japanese maples into sunny small garden spaces, courtyards or cottage gardens. They also work well in pots.
Japanese maple need pruning to remove dead branches, or to shape. Any pruning should take place in the winter when the plant is dormant.
Beautiful deciduous large shrubs or small trees with spring flowers and outstanding leaf colouring.
Japanese maples are one of the most loved plants in the UK. They are slow growing and have many varieties that can mature in size mostly from 3 to 6 metres tall, some taller.
The star of these beautiful Japanese maples are the leaves, usually 5 to 7 lobed, sometimes more, they appear in the spring in various shades, depending on which variety. Examples:
- ‘Atropurpureum’ has bright red leaves turning dark red in the autumn.
- ‘Bloodgood’ Has deep red, turning bright red in the autumn.
- ‘Dissectum’ has fresh green leaves that turn yellow and orange in the autumn
- ‘Fireglow’ has deep purple leaves that turn scarlet in the autumn.
- ‘Osakazuki’ leaves open red before turning green throughout the summer and then turn orange to bright crimson in the autumn.
Price & Availability
Spring - Summer
60-65cm girth 6.5m tall –
70-75cm girth 7m tall –
80-85cm girth 8m tall –
90-100cm girth 10m tall –
100+cm girth –
18-20cm girth 4m tall –
25-30cm girth 4.5m tall –
35-40cm girth 5m tall –
45-50cm girth 5m tall –
55-60cm girth 5.5m tall –
10-12cm girth 2m tall –
14-16cm girth 2.2m tall –
16-18cm girth 2.5m tall –
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