Japanese Maple Trees
Japanese Maple Trees
Elegant Japanese Maple Trees from NatureHills.com
Showy Japanese Maple trees (Acer palmatum) deliver striking beauty, and are used to heighten landscape drama. Use them alongside your front door, or in oversized pots to decorate your courtyard.
The Japanese Maple tree includes 330 cultivars. The sizes range from small, low-growing shrubs types to larger, tree-form types.
Japanese Maples contribute exotic foliage color, with various sizes and shapes of lobed leaves. You'll fall in love with either deeply divided foliage, or wide leaves with five, seven or nine lobes.
Some deliver incredible fall coloring that illuminates your autumn. Others maintain dynamically dark purple coloration through the growing season.
People grow Japanese Maples for their outstanding form, leaf color and exquisite leaf shapes. It's no wonder that the Japanese gardeners have been breeding the wild Japanese mountain tree species for at least 300 years.
Perfectly Sized for Maximum Impact
Most Japanese Maples are small trees that typically stay under 20 feet tall and wide. This useful size adds a wonderful sense of scale for small gardens.
NatureHills.com is proud to sell the world's most popular Japanese Maple cultivars. Customize your landscape design with the right choice of these ornamental real Maples.
Don't forget to do a bit of custom pruning to help these trees really sing. After all, these inspirational trees make incredible Bonsai candidates...tuck them into place with small-scale pruning at your home.
Finely Dissected Leaves Deliver Refined Texture to Garden Borders
Crimson Queen Japanese Maple makes a lovely focal point to study. Curve these upright, shrubby small trees in a semi-circle around your patio seating.
Colorful Red Bark and Glowing Yellow Fall Color
Upright Coral Bark Japanese Maple features bright red wood on new shoots, which is especially noticeable in wintertime. Utilize this fine-textured, small-sized ornamental Japanese Maple to add height and grandeur.
Bold Burgundy Hues of Wide, Lobed Leaves
Japanese Maples' botanical name palmate means hand-shaped. This noteworthy attribute even inspired the common name "Baby's Hands"!
Handsome Emperor One Japanese Maple trees are excellent for formal front lawn plantings. They grow relatively quickly and feature a colorful display of foliage that seems to glow from within!
Selecting Your Japanese Maples
Each Japanese Maple tree is a work of art that contributes to the overall feeling of your garden setting. Study how your landscape works...is there a bare spot somewhere you walk past regularly?
Soften an awkward angle with their agreeable branching structure. No one ever gets tired of looking at a Japanese Maple tree!
Concrete in the way? Keep your tree in an elevated, 24-inch container with good drainage holes.
Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is a great selection to act as an organic garden wall. Plant them five feet apart for a living screen to shield your backyard get-togethers.
Gift Japanese Ornamental Maple trees to celebrate big milestones and occasions. Small spaces crave this kind of breath-taking highlight plant, don't they?
Their Lyrical Form Becomes a Living Sculpture
Use your house or existing mature evergreen trees to your advantage. Design tips include:
- Site your Japanese Maple in a space where their foliage can be silhouetted against a high-contrast backdrop. It more than doubles the impact of these delectable specimens.
- Showcase this lovely accent tree by uplighting exterior lights into the canopy. Add a few gossamer-thin exterior LED lights along the branches.
- Select both spreading and columnar forms to suit your space. Play around with it to create a balance of contrasting shapes for an effective display.
Remember, there are no mistakes in mindful gardening. For an easy garden feature, mix a collection of Japanese Maples in the shade of a taller tree.
Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple displays it's nearly black foliage on wide-spreading, horizontal branches. Install this pendulous, cascading cultivar to fill, weep and drape against and over a boulder.
If you have a pond on your property, refresh your spirit with a reflected Japanese Maple. Use these trees to grace the water's edge and make you appreciate your landscape every time you see it.
Smaller Japanese maple trees make excellent container plants and work well as patio or deck plants. Some of the varieties available include Atropurpureum, Bloodgood, Burgundy Lace, Dissectum, Elegans and Ornatum.
Planting Tips for Japanese Maples
Follow the Plant Highlights closely when selecting your planting site. Group trees with similar care requirements together for best results.
Sun Exposure Chart
- Full Sun = At least six hours of direct sunlight a day
- Partial Shade = Between four to six hours of direct sunlight a day
- Full Shade = Between two to four hours of direct sunlight a day
Successfully growing and caring for Japanese Maples requires the right planting site. Don't sunburn your beautiful tree, if it needs more afternoon shade.
Several Japanese Maples grow in full sun or partial shade. Always check the Plant Highlights on every product page to see the optimal growing conditions for each cultivar.
With dark purple foliage that looks black, Japanese Maple tree adds a consistently dramatic visual element to your landscape. If your Bloodgood Japanese Maple turns bronze-green by September, you may be having a particularly hot, sunny year.
Green leaves turning bright red in the fall is a major landscape attribute, once temperatures start tumbling. The purple coloration of some of the cultivars provide eye candy to any landscape.
The Japanese Maple, besides being available in many sizes, is adaptable to many soil types. Provide a spot with rich soil, if you have it.
Amend your planting backfill soil by mixing in a little compost. Be sure to keep all your native soil, as this is what your tree will be growing into.
We recommend Nature Hills Root Booster with these important landscape assets. It's symbiotic ingredients work to support the tiny feeder roots that take up nutrients and moisture.
In containers, plant them in a slightly acidic soil mix. Look for the words "ericaceous", "acid-loving" and "low pH".
We highly recommend you place your outdoor container on a sturdy wheeled caddy before you fill it with soil. Wheel your tree around for parties, or to give a new look to your patio or balcony.
Keep your Japanese Maple watered consistently. This is especially important during the first season, and for container plants.
Top-dress in spring with a thin layer of compost, then pine straw or pine bark. Over time, this breaks down for nutrients that support your beautiful tree.
Join our professional landscape designer clients in appreciating the care and attention we give growing our trees. Order your Japanese Maple tree varieties from NatureHills.com; we'll ship it to your doorstep when the time is right for planting.