Maples (Acer palmatum) are a species native to Japan,
Korea, Taiwan and eastern China and are renowned for their
staggering beauty in both autumn leaf colour and interesting
Japanese Maple has been grown in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s, but had been cultivated in Japan for
centuries. The first specimen of the tree reached England in 1820.
are a popular choice for bonsai
enthusiasts and have been used throughout the history of the
Most are ideally grown in sun to
part shade in a sheltered spot away from strong winds. Maples do
well in pots,
as well as the garden.