Acer griseum / Paperbark Maple
Acer griseum is one of our favourites! Acer griseum is a simply stunning small, slow growing deciduous tree which produces paper-thin curls of cinnamon bark on the trunk and main branches. These will become translucent in the light. The leaves turn a stunning red-orange in the autumn. Acer griseum has an eventual height of 8-12m and spread of 4-8m. Acer griseum prefers a sheltered position and moist, well-drained soil.
Acer campestre / Field Maple
Acer campestre is a native British Field Maple. It has five-lobed leaves which turn a rich gold and sometimes red in the autumn. It is a very reliable tree with an eventual height of approximately 20ft. Acer campestre is adaptable to most conditions and is one of the last trees to produce its autumn colour.
Acer campestre ‘Carnival‘ / Variegated Field Maple
Acer campestre ‘Carnival’ is also known as the variegated Field Maple. This small, deciduous tree has attractive lobed foliage which emerge pink, which turn to green with creamy white edges. Small clusters of yellow-green flowers appear in springtime.
Acer campestre ‘Carnival’ is classed as a hardy tree. Its leaves turn an attractive buttery yellow with white edges in the autumn. This tree will grow happily in most positions, but allow some shade to avoid the foliage being scorched.
Acer davidii / Snake Bark Maple
Acer davidii is an attractive tree with green and white streaked bark. Mid green leaves turning orange and yellow in the autumn. The striped green and white bark is the feature that gives Acer davidii its common name – Snake Bark Maple.
Ideally, this deciduous tree should be planted in a sheltered position away from cold winds. Consider planting where you will be able to enjoy the decorative bark.
Acer davidii ‘George Forrest’ / Snake Bark
Acer davidii is a very good medium sized tree with wonderfully interesting bark. The trunk and main branchwork of the tree is lined with green and white markings giving it the snake bark effect.
Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ / Purple Norway Maple
Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ is a deciduous, medium sized tree. It has large 5 lobed-leaves which are a deep purple\crimson in the spring and summer. Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ produces yellow flowers (which can be tinted red) in the spring. During the autumn the foliage ranges between orange and brown.
It has a vigorous growth habit, with an eventual height of between 8-12m.
Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’ / Variegated Norway Maple
Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’ is a deciduous tree with an eventual height of between 12-17m. The main feature of this tree is its magnificent green and creamy-white foliage. The leaves turn yellow in the autumn. Yellow flowers appear in the spring.
Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’ is happy on most soils, and can tolerate air pollution. It requires plenty of space to reach its full growth potential.
Acer platanoides ‘Princeton Gold’
Acer platanoides ‘Princeton Gold’ is a medium sized deciduous tree. It produces clusters of small yellow flowers in the spring, which are followed by bright striking golden yellow leaves in spring and summer. Later in the year, it will produce seeds. It is a resilient, hardy tree. Stunning autumn colours of yellow and red. It can tolerate most soil types and can cope with pollution.
Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’
Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantissimum’ is a slow growing small tree of the sycamore family. It is known for its stunning salmon pink young foliage which appears in the spring. This turns yellow then dark green in late summer. Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Brilliantisimum’ is an ideal tree for a small garden. It is best planted in a sheltered position with well drained soil.