The Growers Choice - Acers for autumn

The Growers Choice - Acers for autumn

Acers (Japanese maples) are best known for their vivid autumn leaves that turn various colours during October, including fiery red, orange, yellow and brown. They make a perfect focal point brightening up dark corners of the garden, and even grow well in pots.

 

Acer palmatum ‘Aureum’ 

A medium-sized maple with stunning yellow leaves in spring followed by yellow lime coloured leaves in summer and shades of orange and red in autumn.

🌞 Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 4 metres

📏 Spread: Up to 4 metres

Acer palmatum 'Garnet' 

Has fantastic bright scarlet leaves during autumn that is a garnet stone colour throughout spring and summer, it’s slightly more compact than other varieties so makes a great addition to a patio pot or planted in a smaller garden.

🌞 Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2 metres

📏 Spread: Up to 2 metres

Acer ‘Ryusen’ 

Is a great compact weeping Japanese maple variety with mid to bright green leaves in spring and summer that turn an orange-red in autumn.

🌞 Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2 metres

📏 Spread: Up to 2 metres

 

Acer palmatum ‘Firecracker’ 

Purple and red shades in spring that have an outstanding autumn colour show of brilliant hues of oranges and reds.

🌞Position: Partial shade

📏Height: Up to 4 metres

📏Spread: Up to 4 metres

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'

A small-sized tree with a dark orange edge and yellow centre in autumn turning to shades of green during the summer.

🌞Position: Partial shade

📏Height: Up to 4 metres

📏Spread: Up to 3 metres

Acer 'Shaina' 

A compact variety perfect for smaller gardens or even a patio pot. Displays of shades of red throughout the seasons and a crimson red in autumn.

🌞Position: Partial shade

📏Height: Up to 4 metres

📏Spread: Up to 3 metres

Acer 'Sango Kaku'

Known for its coral-pink stems and lush green leaves in summer that turn a soft yellow in autumn this will make a great feature tree.

🌞Position: Partial shade

📏Height: Up to 4 metres

📏Spread: Up to 2 metres

 

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Posted 25th Aug 1:31pm

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