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Maples - the "Acer" in the Pack!

If there was a beauty pageant for deciduous trees then we would have no hesitation in handing the Maple the winner's crown. They are unequalled for beauty, grace and leaf colour and deserving of a special place in any planting scheme. The botanically correct name is Acer but they are more commonly known as Maple. Most varieties for sale in garden centres today originated from Japan where they are revered. There are also a few North American varieties and these tend have larger less dissected leaves.

Whilst I personally think Maples look fabulous even when they are naked they really come into their own when the new foliage emerges in spring and when they are showing off their autumn colour. Maples do have flowers which appear before the leaves however they are mostly inconspicuous. There are, as always, some exceptions such as Acer negundo and rubrum which have highly ornamental fringed tassels that attractively drape the bare branches.

Maples perform best in a sheltered spot with protection from harsh wind and hot afternoon sun. They don't like to dry out too much in summer and if it is particularly hot and dry extra mulch around the roots will be of benefit. Due to the conditions in my garden I grow a range of Maples in large pots very successfully, with regular watering and feeding they can stay in the same pot for several years. Japanese varieties especially "weepers" suit container planting best.

You may come across the terms high-work and low-work when shopping for a Maple. High-work simply means that the "head" or top of the Maple has been grafted at a height of 1m plus. All the new growth will start from that point. This system is of growing is usually used for weeping Maples. Low work means the opposite where the graft is at the bottom of the stem.

At Wairere we endeavour to have one of the best ranges of Maples available in all shapes and sizes from upright and bold to weeping and dainty. We're sure you will find one to please - however it is only fair to warn you that these trees are addictive and you'll find it hard to stop at 1!
Did you know that thousands of Maple trees grown in New Zealand are exported world wide even to Japan!


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Upright < 3m
Upright < 5m
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Picture of Acer Butterfly H/W
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Butterfly is a delicate, unique small tree. Butterfly has deeply divided, gray-green leaves with creamy margins that are often tinged pink in the spring and scarlet in the fall. This is a detail-oriented Japanese maple. It looks lovely from afar but, to see its true splendour, one should look up close. Deciduous

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Stdcm x cm

Acer Butterfly H/W 40cm

Current Stock Height: STD-40/HGT-70 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$59.99

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Named for the summer colour of it's golden green leaves which surprisingly emerge fiery red, this medium sized maple will take on multiple yellow tones in autumn. Prefers a sheltered site in full sun to part shade with moist but well drained soil. Deciduous

 

Habit: Rounded crown
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Acer C. Aureum

Current Stock Height: 140/160 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$59.99


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Palmatum. Deep crimson summer leaves turn brown, dark maroon or bronze in autumn. The oval to rounded crown fills with maroon tinged, yellow flowers in the spring. This fast growing Norway maple is a fabulous ornamental feature for a bigger garden. Will thrive in most soils, including clay, and is invaluable for screening buildings. Deciduous

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Acer p Crimson King

Current Stock Height: 200/220 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Dissectum. Finely cut, large leaves. Crimson in spring, deep purple over summer. Fiery scarlet, red and orange autumn leaves. A strong grower and will make a lovely feature plant that will provide a soft cascading effect in the garden or a special container. Happiest with protection from strong wind. Deciduous. Est. 10yr. growth.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m

Acer Crimson King H/W

Current Stock Height: 80/120 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Japanese Maple. A pretty little weeping Maple with red stems and foliage through spring-summer. Bronze scarlet tones in autumn prior to leaf fall. Lovely feature plant that will provide a soft cascading effect. Shelter from harsh wind and hot sun. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 150cm

Acer Crimson Princess H/W 1.4m

Current Stock Height: STD 140 HGT 160 cm

Container: 15l  ? 

$129.99

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Weeping Maple. Deep red stems and dissected red foliage from spring to summer intensifying in tone prior to leaf fall. Lovely feature plant that will provide a soft cascading effect in the garden or a special container. Happiest with protection from strong wind. Deciduous. Est. 10yr. growth.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 150cm

Acer Crimson Princess Multileader

Current Stock Height: 80/120 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Acer Crimson Queen H/W
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Weeping Maple. Deep red stems and dissected red foliage from spring to summer intensifying in tone prior to leaf fall. Lovely feature plant that will provide a soft cascading effect in the garden or a special container. Happiest with protection from strong wind. Deciduous. Est. 10yr. growth.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Acer Crimson Queen H/W

Current Stock Height: STD 70-90/105-120 c  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Acer Crimson Queen H/W 90cm

Current Stock Height: STD-90/HGT-130 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Acer Crimson Queen H/W 60cm

Current Stock Height: STD 60/HGT 80-100 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Weeping Maple. Deep red stems and dissected red foliage from spring to summer intensifying in tone prior to leaf fall. Lovely feature plant that will provide a soft cascading effect in the garden or a special container. Happiest with protection from strong wind. Deciduous. Est. 10yr. growth.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Acer Crimson Queen L/W

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Acer Crimson Queen L/W

Current Stock Height: 90/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Weeping. Deeply dissected foliage bursts into life in spring in a bright shade of lime green. As summer approaches, the leaves become edged with red for a striking contrast. Finally, in autumn the foliage takes on a red-orange. Such vibrant seasonal interest. The softly rounded crown is made up of elegantly arching branches. Est 10 year growth.

This special maple can also be container grown.

 

Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 1.8m

Acer Emerald Lace L/W

Current Stock Height: 120/140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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The name says it all. The spring leaves of this desirable Maple are an intense wine red with a fiery glow! The colour holds well into summer. Strong upright growth habit. Would make a strong statement as a specimen tree or perhaps consider a group of 3 for a real bit of wow! Deciduous.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Acer Fire Glow

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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