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Maples - the "Acer" in the Pack!

If there was a beauty pageant for deciduous trees then we would have no hesitation in handing the Maple the winner's crown. They are unequalled for beauty, grace and leaf colour and deserving of a special place in any planting scheme. The botanically correct name is Acer but they are more commonly known as Maple. Most varieties for sale in garden centres today originated from Japan where they are revered. There are also a few North American varieties and these tend have larger less dissected leaves.

Whilst I personally think Maples look fabulous even when they are naked they really come into their own when the new foliage emerges in spring and when they are showing off their autumn colour. Maples do have flowers which appear before the leaves however they are mostly inconspicuous. There are, as always, some exceptions such as Acer negundo and rubrum which have highly ornamental fringed tassels that attractively drape the bare branches.

Maples perform best in a sheltered spot with protection from harsh wind and hot afternoon sun. They don't like to dry out too much in summer and if it is particularly hot and dry extra mulch around the roots will be of benefit. Due to the conditions in my garden I grow a range of Maples in large pots very successfully, with regular watering and feeding they can stay in the same pot for several years. Japanese varieties especially "weepers" suit container planting best.

You may come across the terms high-work and low-work when shopping for a Maple. High-work simply means that the "head" or top of the Maple has been grafted at a height of 1m plus. All the new growth will start from that point. This system is of growing is usually used for weeping Maples. Low work means the opposite where the graft is at the bottom of the stem.

At Wairere we endeavour to have one of the best ranges of Maples available in all shapes and sizes from upright and bold to weeping and dainty. We're sure you will find one to please - however it is only fair to warn you that these trees are addictive and you'll find it hard to stop at 1!
Did you know that thousands of Maple trees grown in New Zealand are exported world wide even to Japan!


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aka Fern Leaf Japanese Maple

A truly desirable Maple with beautiful fern-like fresh green foliage. Each deep lobe of the leaf is serrated giving an overall delicate appearance. Glorious autumn tones of crimson, orange and yellow prior to leaf fall. Grow in a sheltered spot in deep acid soil for best results. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Acer Acontifolium

Current Stock Height: 170/200 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Dwarf Japanese Maple

This rare and desirable dwarf is slow growing with elegant thin branches. The five-lobed leaves begin as brick red in spring, turn purple, red and green in summer then finally turn gold and orange late autumn. Plant in a sheltered spot in the garden or grow in a container. Deciduous.

Your beautiful Maple will be happy if protected from strong hot winds and afternoon sun.

 

Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Acer Aratama Multileader

Current Stock Height: 90/110 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Japanese Maple

This rare and desirable dwarf is slow growing with elegant thin branches. The five-lobed leaves begin as brick red in spring, turn purple, red and green in summer then finally turn gold and orange late autumn. Plant in a sheltered spot in the garden or grow in a container. Deciduous.

Your beautiful Maple will be happy if protected from strong hot winds and afternoon sun.

 

Habit: Compact Std
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Standard

Acer Aratama H/W 60cm

Current Stock Height: STD-60/HGT-110 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Japanese Maple

This Acer has variegated creamy-white with pink leaves in spring. Bark has pink striations through out, especially on newer bark. Fast growing when young, this lovely maple will eventually produce a spreading plant with the colours becoming more intense with age. Deciduous.

Asahi Zuru translates to Rising Sun Shelter from cold wind and late frost

 

Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2.5m

Acer Asahi Zuru

Current Stock Height: 100/120 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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Acer Asahi Zuru Advanced

Current Stock Height: 140/160 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Japanese Maple

An attractive little Acer with deeply dissected fine foliage in tones of orange-red in early spring turning more green in summer. Nice autumn tones. A strong grower with an upright habit and pendulous branches. Perfect for a sheltered spot in small gardens. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Pendulous
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m

Acer Baldsmith

Current Stock Height: 100/120 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Japanese Maple

Very small maple that comes out a bright red in spring. One of the slowest growing maples. Warm summer weather turns the older leaves to dark green while the ever present new growth on the tips tends to stay bright red. Autumn colour is especially nice for a dwarf. Deciduous

 

Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60 Std

Acer Beni Hime HW 60 cm

Current Stock Height: STD-60/HGT-110 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Japanese Maple

The translation of the name of this Japanese Maple is "The red beautiful girl". That says it all really doesn't it? A dwarf form with red dissected foliage eventually turning green with purple tones. Red autumn tones. Plant with protection from afternoon sun and wind. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m

Acer Beni Komach

Current Stock Height: 30/50 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Japanese Maple

Probably one of the prettiest variegated foliage trees available. The five-lobed leaves have variegated silvery-white margins combined with tones of green and rosy red. Particularly beautiful in spring. Plant in a sheltered spot in deep acid soil for best results. Deciduous.

The name of this lovely Maple means 'red and changeable' and it is pronounced "Bay-nee-shee-chee-hen-gay".

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m

Acer Beni Schichihenge

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Japanese Maple

Probably one of the prettiest variegated foliage trees available. The five-lobed leaves have variegated silvery-white margins combined with tones of green and rosy red. Particularly beautiful in spring. Plant in a sheltered spot in deep acid soil for best results. Deciduous.

The name of this lovely Maple means 'red and changeable' and it is pronounced "Bay-nee-shee-chee-hen-gay".

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Standard

Acer Beni Schichihenge H/W 45cm

Current Stock Height: STD-45/HGT-70 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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aka Japanese Maple

The name may not be the most desirable but the tree certainly is. The rich red, spring foliage is finely dissected and holds its colour well throughout summer. In autumn the leaves turn a deeper shade of red before falling. Neat and tidy upright habit. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Acer Bloodgood

Current Stock Height: 110/140cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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Acer Bloodgood

Current Stock Height: 170/190 cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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Acer Bloodgood

Current Stock Height: 160/180cm  ? 

Container: 8l  ? 

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