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Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Japanese Maple

Hardy Tree

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A classic Japanese Maple producing gorgeous, purple-red foliage that colours to brilliant, fiery red in autumn. This slow growing tree has an attractive open habit that forms a broad canopy and creates a dramatic silhouette in borders. Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' is an ideal small tree for a sheltered position and makes an excellent specimen for large patio containers. Height and spread: Up to 8m (26').

Ideal For:
patio, low maintenance garden, specimen plant, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x 7cm potted acer plant

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
    • £9.99
    • 2 x7cm potted acer plants

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
    • £19.98
Pot up acer plants and grow them on in cool frost free conditions until large enough to plant outside in their final positions. When plants are well grown, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions before transplanting them in borders outdoors. Grow acer trees in any moist, fertile, well drained soil in sun or dappled shade, with shelter from strong winds which can scorch the finely cut leaves. Alternatively grow acers in large containers using a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until acer trees are well established. Protect plants from strong winds. Acers require little pruning other than to maintain their shape. Lightly trim stems if necessary from late autumn to midwinter.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Acers

    By SUSAN UNDERWOOD 01-10-2016

    Rather agree with first review, although my acers have six branches. Potted on and one looks dead and the other has one new shoot. Holding on in case they show more signs of life.

    Richard
    01-10-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your Acer purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

  2. Pricey

    By Elizabeth Lees 01-09-2016

    Rather disappointed with the 2 acers. Just small single twigs with a few leaves on, 3 of which fell off one of them on unpacking. Have potted them on and they seem ok but you can get far more substantial ones for only a little more money at garden centres.

    Ryan
    01-09-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

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