, or acers, may be expensive but they are still as popular as ever, possibly because there are varieties for almost every situation.
identified the tree as a large Japanese Maple
red "Dissectum," and estimates it's age to be anywhere from 75-100 years old.
Unfortunately this variety does not colour well in our cooler climate, but create equally stunning displays with Japanese maples
such as Acer Sango–Kaku for the brightest yellow leaves and Osakazuki for scarlet shades.
, varieties of Acer palmatum, are ideal for smaller gardens.
OF ALL the garden plants that have become popular over recent years, the Japanese maples
, as they are commonly called, or Acer japonicum and Acer palmatum, to use their Sunday names, must be close to the top of the list.
It traces the history of Western botanical exploration of the island nation, presenting plants that have become Western favorites, including hydrangeas and Japanese maples
, iris, and chrysanthemums.
is also used for rollers in textile mills, piano parts, sporting goods and shoe lasts.
One of my favourite of all autumn stunners is the Japanese maple
, or Acer palmatum, and you can incorporate at least one in your garden, even if you only have a small courtyard which can hold a few pots.
A secluded internal courtyard planted with a solitary Japanese maple
forms the dwelling's focus and fulcrum.
He installed a sprinkler system and lighting, and flew in authentic Kentucky bluegrass, plus a Japanese maple
from a nursery in Sonny's congressional district.
A plaque in front of the tree reads, ''This Japanese Maple
Tree was planted on Sept.
ages six and under) Crab Apple Black Cherry Red Oak Ginkgo White Oak Paper Birch Catalpa Redbud Weeping Willow Dogwood Hawthorn Sweet Gum Stag Horn Sumac Grey Birch Red Horse Chestnut Sugar Maple Green Ash (ages seven to twelve add these to the list above) Hemlock Box Elder Cottonwood Red Mulberry Chestnut Oak Serbian Spruce Purple Ash Slippery Elm Persimmon Juniper Silver Maple Japanese Maple
Hickory Yellowwood Pecan Red Maple Hackberry Honeylocust
PLANT OF THE WEEK Acer (Japanese maple
) Unlike the tree varieties of the acer, the Japanese maple
is a slow-growing deciduous shrub which can sit happily in small or large gardens.
Linda has planted a Japanese maple
to say thank you to the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, where she has been studying for a MSc in Information Systems.
Yellow Wood White Ash Catalpa Box Eider Weeping Willow Stag Horn Sumac Japanese Maple
Serbian Spruce Hemlock Red Horse Chestnut Black Cherry Crabapple Red Oak White Oak Chestnut Oak Ginkgo Hawthorn Silver Maple Hickory Redbud Dogwood Honey Locust Sweetgum Hackberry Slippery Elm London Plane Red Mulberry Grey Birch Paper Birch Juniper