Aces and Japanese Maples for Sale in Colchester, Essex

Have your pick of a wide selection of acers for sale in Colchester, Essex at Poplar Nurseries, with over 30 varieties to choose from and in a range of sizes to suit all. Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) have been cultivated for over 300 years. They are small, deciduous trees grown for their graceful habit and offer gardens continuous interest with their varied leaf colours, textures and amazing autumn foliage colours. Japanese Maples do not attain great mature heights, averaging 5-6 metres for the upright cultivars and 1-2 metres for most of the dissectum group. They are relatively slow growing, and the bare branches in winter provide a contrast in form and shape with interesting bark colours.As many acers grow extremely slowly, they are perfect for a smaller garden or for growing in a large container.

They prefer slightly acidic, sandy, well-drained loamy soils with a good amount of organic matter. Don’t worry if you have not got perfect soil conditions though, as most can be grown in other soils. However, they will not tolerate wet, dry or very alkaline conditions.Acers will grow best in a sheltered position, however red- and purple-leaved types do need some sun ... View more

PLANT UPDATE: The Covid-19 pandemic has seen unprecendented times for everyone and this has been felt keenly in our plant department. We are experiencing high demand for plants and are having some supplier issues with many of our suppliers remaining closed or having delays in production. We are getting stock in very regularly but product availability is difficult to predict. If you are after something specific please call before you travel. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and wish you happy gardening.

Ask an expert

Do you have a question? Ask one of our experts using the form below: