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JAPANESE MAPLE TREE PICTURE GALLERY

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Use the picture gallery below to discover the key attributes of all the common Japanese Maple trees grown in the UK. Click any of them for more information and pictures about that particular variety.

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Acer japonicum Full Moon Maple Tree
'VITIFOLIUM' (Full Moon Maple)

This is a superb specimen tree for the medium to large garden. The Latin 'Vitifolium' refers to the leaves which strongly resemble those of the grape vine....... more information and pictures

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Acer palmatum 'Ornatum' tree
'ORNATUM'

A superb tree for the small to medium sized garden. With an eventual size, after 10 years or more, not exceeding 3m / 10ft in height. Three stage leaf colour.



'Ornatum' is a very old variety which has been cultivated in Europe for several centuries. The leaf colour is particularly interesting because in many situations it has three distinct phases ..... more information and pictures

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Acer palmatum 'Ben Kagami' tree
'BEN KAGAMI'

As the picture above shows Beni kagami forms its branches close to the ground which makes for an attractive tree. In good conditions this Japanese Maple will grow strongly and ..... more information and pictures

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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' tree
'BLOODGOOD'

One of the most common varieties, Bloodgood grows to about 6m / 20ft in most conditions but can grow to 10m / 33ft in perfect conditions ..... more information and pictures

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Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen' tree
'CRIMSON QUEEN'

One of the top five most popular Japanese Maple Tree choices for the gardener especially in the USA and UK. The reasons are simple, the red colour lasts throughout the year and this one of the most tolerant Japanese Maples as far as sun exposure is concerned ..... more information and pictures

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Acer palmatum 'Corallinum' tree
'CORALLINUM'

With three distinct seasons of different leaf colour, "Corallinum" is a spectacular variety. It's crowning glory are the delicate pink leaves in late spring although the typical maple red colour also appears in autumn ..... more information and pictures

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Deshojo Japanese Maple tree
'DESHOJO'

A favourite of Bonsai tree growers because of its spectacular spring (yes, spring!) colour, it grows just as well in a container or in the garden. Scarlet leaves in autumn is a bonus. ..... more information and pictures

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Emperor 1 Japanese Maple tree
'EMPEROR 1'

We've tried to find this Japanese maple tree for sale in the UK but so far have failed although it is widely available in the USA.

An improvement on the already superb Bloodgood variety, Emperor 1 holds its colour longer and suffers less damage from late winter frosts ..... more information and pictures

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Englishtown acer palmatum tree
'ENGLISHTOWN'

Englishtown is named after the town in which is was first discovered by Stephen Kristoff. It's not a particularly common Japanese Maple in the UK but does form an attractive, nicely rounded, bush shaped tree ..... more information and pictures

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Garnet acer palmatum tree
'GARNET'

A strong growing tree at first which will reach 3.5m / 12 foot high. Lovely red leaves from spring to autumn which hold their colour well. A very popular small tree which suffers from few pest and disease problems. ..... more information and pictures

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Hessei Japanese maple tree
'HESSEI'

Another Japanese Maple tree which is rarer than it deserves. Its size suits itself to a medium sized garden giving colour and form during spring to late autumn. ..... more information and pictures

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Kiyohime Japanese Maple tree
'KIYOHIME'

Kiyohime is a dwarf variety although slightly larger than most other dwarf types. The small leaves are orange fading to green when the first appear in spring, turning greener as the season progresses.

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KOKO Japanese Maple tree
'KOKO'

A rare cultivar which appears to only be available from Esveld's in Holland. Lots of different colours from spring to late autumn make this an attractive tree for the medium sized garden ..... more information and pictures

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Lemon Lime Lace Japanese Maple tree
'LEMON LIME LACE'

Sadly very rare in the UK, Lemon Lime Lace is a very pronounced dissectum (lace leaf). The leaves are long and narrow with deeply divided lobes. It lives up to its name both in colour and leaf shape ..... more information and pictures

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Nigrum Japanese Maple tree
'NIGRUM'

Longer lasting colour in spring and autumn is a key feature of this Japanese Maple tree. Slow growing with a maximum size of 4m / 13ft after 35 years make it suitable for many gardens ..... more information and pictures

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Nuresagi Japanese Maple tree
'NURESAGI'

One of the best Japanese Maples for the large garden. Give this tree lots of space and the correct conditions and you will have deep purple colour for most of the year with a deep red blaze in autumn ..... more information and pictures

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Osakazuki Japanese Maple tree
'OSAKAZUKI'

Widely available in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia this is one of the most popular of the larger Japanese Maples. It has received the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit) and produces stunning autumn colour ..... more information and pictures

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Oshu Beni Japanese Maple tree
'OSHU BENI'

A strong and healthy growing Japanese Maple tree which stands neglect better than most. A show of red foliage in spring which turns to green in summer and then red in autumn ..... more information and pictures