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Acer Bold Duo

4 Options from £17.99

Hardy Tree
What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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Dramatic focal point for the garden

Thrive in sheltered, lightly shaded spots

Ideal for containers

2 x potted acer plants - 1 of each variety £17.99 Despatch: by end of August 2019
2 x potted acer plants - 1 of each variety + 100g fertiliserSave £2.99 £22.98 £19.99 Despatch: by end of August 2019
4 x potted acer plants - 2 of each varietySave £5.99 £35.98 £29.99 Despatch: by end of August 2019
4 x potted acer plants - 2 of each variety + 100g fertiliserSave £8.98 £40.97 £31.99 Despatch: by end of August 2019
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
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Grown for their vibrant foliage and elegant silhouettes, Japanese Maples make a superb centrepiece for your garden for sheltered parts of the garden. This acer duo combines 2 particularly bold and attractive varieties. Their slow growing habits make them perfectly suited to growing in large containers on the patio adding colour and structure or as free standing specimens in borders. Height and spread: 4m (13").

Acer Bold Duo comprises:

  • Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' (7cm potted plant) - A classic Japanese Maple producing gorgeous, purple-red foliage that colours to brilliant, fiery red in autumn.
  • Acer 'Orange Dream' (9cm potted plant) - The yellow and burnt-orange spring foliage of this acer contrasts beautifully with its small red blooms. The leaves colour to vibrant lime green throughout summer, before turning to orange and gold for a stunning autumn display.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Patio, Low Maintenance Garden, Specimen Plant, Woodland Garden


sun or semi shade, dappled shade

Up to 400cm (157in)

Up to 400cm (157in)


achievable with guidance

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

2 x potted acer plants - 1 of each variety (KB1743)
2 x potted acer plants - 1 of each variety + 100g fertiliser (KB1745)
4 x potted acer plants - 2 of each variety (KB1744)
4 x potted acer plants - 2 of each variety + 100g fertiliser (KB1746)

Flowering Months
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.
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.


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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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