Aces and Japanese Maples for Sale in Colchester, Essex

Have your pick of a wide selection of acers for sale in Colchester, Essex at Poplar Nurseries, with over 30 varieties to choose from and in a range of sizes to suit all.

Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) have been cultivated for over 300 years. They are small, deciduous trees grown for their graceful habit and offer gardens continuous interest with their varied leaf colours, textures and amazing autumn foliage colours. Japanese Maples do not attain great mature heights, averaging 5-6 metres for the upright cultivars and 1-2 metres for most of the dissectum group. They are relatively slow growing, and the bare branches in winter provide a contrast in form and shape with interesting bark colours.As many acers grow extremely slowly, they are perfect for a smaller garden or for growing in a large container.

They prefer slightly acidic, sandy, well-drained loamy soils with a good amount of organic matter. Don’t worry if you have not got perfect soil conditions though, as most can be grown in other soils. However, they will not tolerate wet, dry or very alkaline conditions.Acers will grow best in a sheltered position, however red- and purple-leaved types do need some sun to fully develop their dark hues. Variegated types need partial shade to prevent the afternoon sun from scorching their foliage. Green-leaved forms will tolerate full sun but are still best in a partial ... View more

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