Japanese Acers, hardy ornamental trees

Acers or Japanese Maples have long been a very popular choice as ornamental trees, acting as a focal point in many UK gardens. With their large, beautifully shaped serrated leaves, tendency to develop notable architectural forms when mature and dramatically colourful seasonal leaf change, it’s easy to see why. At Paramount Plants, we have many varieties of Acers, generally aged from 10 years to a mature 25 year old specimen trees.

Acer Palmatum Specimen Tree:
These large Japanese Acer Palmatum Specimens, 15 to 20 years old, are a really good shape and size, having a diameter of 2.5 m and circa 3 m tall. The green foliage will change to vibrant orange, yellow and red in late autumn. Price £995

Acer Palmatum Specimen Tree, 20 years old, Price £695
Acer Palmatum Specimen Tree, 20 years old, Price £995

Acer Palmatum Bloodgood, with the leaves taking on their summer burgundy hue before turning fiery red in the autumn months. We have a special offer on 2 m high / 50L pot size with a nice bushy shape.

Acer Bloodgood, 20 years old, Price £695
Acer Bloodgoods, in Summer Burgundy

Palmatum Shirasawanum Aureum:
The lovely Acer Palmatum Shirasawanum Aureum, has lime green foliage, which changes to vibrant orange & red in autumn. Available now in a pot size 35 L and height 1.5 m.

The lovely Acer Palmatum Shirasawanum Aureum
The lovely Acer Palmatum Shirasawanum Aureum

Acer Chitoseyama, a very attractive weeping variety of Japanese maple with stunning foliage. Available in 25L pot size, height of 1.3 to 1.5 m, this plants comes as an attractive wide and bushy shaped plant.

Acer Chitoseyama, very attractive weeping variety of Japanese maple with stunning foliage
Acer Chitoseyama, very attractive weeping variety of Japanese maple with stunning foliage

Acer Palmatum Aconitifolium, also known as the Full Moon Acer is a more unusual variety with a nice wide shape. Now Available in mature sizes – pot size 90L, height between 2.5 and 3 m, diameter between 1.5 and 2 m.

Acer Palmatum Aconitifolium, also known as the full moon Acer
Acer Palmatum Aconitifolium, also known as the full moon Acer

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet, one of the rarer Acer varieties, is elegantly grown on a long stem and with striking umbrella shaped foliage, this makes a pretty ornamental tree. Now available as a specimen tree in mature sizes: 1.2 to 1.3 m, trunk height circa 1.1 m and diameter circa .9 m.

If you prefer a low growing variety, we have Acer Palmatum Dissectum in stock at 1.5 M height.

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet with striking umbrella shaped foliage
Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet with striking umbrella shaped foliage

We have lots more Acers to choose from, including Acer Palmatum FireglowAcer Palmatum Ornatum and Acer Shishigashira.

For further interest you may like to view the Japanese Garden Society UK site, they arrange Japanese garden trips in Japan.