Sometimes 'new' trends are actually 'old' trends in fresh clothes. Sometimes they are really old trends - like 1,000 year old trends. Take the latest fascination with smaller plants suited for smaller, urban gardens. You'll see this trend popping up in every magazine, paper and lifestyle show right now. It makes sense. People are downsizing, moving back to cities, cultivating smaller gardens. Smaller plants are needed to fill this niche. Some plants are 'engineered'. Some are discovered. Some are rediscovered. Take the Dwarf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) for instance.
This is not a new plant...not by any stretch of the imagination. The first mention of them in Japanese literature is from the 7th century. (That's seventh, as in a long, long time ago.) They were first brought into cultivation in Europe in 1820. (Also a long, long time ago.) So to say that these plants are becoming trendy now is almost laughable. But they are enjoying a fresh resurgence and a whole new group of admirers.
And what's not to admire? Delicate leaves, beautiful shapes, stunning colors. They provide an instantly refined look in your garden bed or patio container.
Do you need a tree as a focal point? A tree that will accent your entry or will bring attention to a special feature of your house? Dwarf Japanese Maples will do the job like no other tree can. They will happily live in a container for their entire lives.
These lovely trees are prized by landscape designers, and are adaptable ornamental trees.
Dwarf Japanese Maples are an easy and satisfying way to hop on the latest trend of smaller plants...even if it has been a couple thousand years in the making! Buy yours from us today!
Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting! Single stem, multi stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we’re currently offering below.
These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.
These are plants with 3, 4, and sometimes 5 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem.
These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'|
|Mature Height||10 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 25 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Orange, Red, Burgundy / Purple|