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Japanese Acer Trees For Sale

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New Zealand’s best Acer Maple Trees For Sale

Growing Maple trees in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

From a small Japanese Maple to a large specimen Maple Trees, we have the right tree for your space. Choose from a wide variety of Japanese Acer trees have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Japanese Acer trees, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Japanese Acer Tree Questions

1. What are the different types of maple trees that grow in New Zealand?

There are over 100 different species of maple trees and some of the most common types grown in New Zealand include:

Other popular maple trees that grow in New Zealand include:

2. How do I grow maple trees?

Growing Maple trees requires a few key elements:

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
  2. Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball of the tree and add compost to the soil.
  3. Place the tree in the hole and backfill with soil, firming it in gently to remove any air pockets.
  4. Water the tree well and continue to do this during dry periods.
  5. Mulch around the tree with bark chips or compost to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

3. How do I care for maple trees in New Zealand?

Maple trees are relatively low-maintenance, but there are a few things you can do to keep them healthy and looking their best:

4. What are the most popular Acer trees in NZ?

The 10 most popular Acer trees in New Zealand, based on sales and popularity, are:

  1. Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
  2. Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
  3. Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
  4. Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
  5. Box Elder Maple (Acer negundo)
  6. Korean Maple (Acer pseudosieboldianum)
  7. Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
  8. Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)
  9. Shantung Maple (Acer truncatum)
  10. Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)

These trees are all popular for different reasons, but they all share some common characteristics. They are all beautiful trees with attractive foliage, and they provide shade and shelter. They are also relatively easy to care for and can be grown in a variety of climates.

5. Where is the best place to put an Acer tree?

The best place to put an Acer tree depends on the variety, your climate, the space it has to grow, and your soil conditions. Nonetheless, some general tips include:

Here are some specific tips for placing different types of Acers:

If you are unsure where to plant your Acer tree, it is a good idea to consult with The Plant Company so we can help you choose a tree that is right for what you are wanting to achieve.

6. What is the best Acer tree for a small garden?

The best Acer for a small garden in New Zealand depends on your personal preferences and the conditions in your garden. However, some good options include:

7. Which Acer grows fastest?

The Norway maple (Acer platanoides) is the fastest-growing maple tree. It can grow up to 1 metre per year and can reach heights of up to 30 metres. Norway maples are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and can be grown in full sun or partial shade.

Other fast-growing maple trees include:

When choosing a fast-growing maple tree, it is important to consider the size of the tree at maturity and the conditions in your garden. Norway maples, for example, can grow quite large, so they are not suitable for small gardens.

8. Which is the prettiest japanese maple?

The prettiest Japanese maple in New Zealand is a matter of personal preference, but some of the most popular and visually appealing varieties include:

These are just a few examples of the many beautiful Japanese maple varieties that are available in New Zealand. When choosing a tree, it is important to consider the size of the tree at maturity, the type of soil you have, and the amount of sunlight the tree will receive. If in doubt, contact The Plant Company for advice.

9. What is the best month to plant maple trees?

In general, Maples are best planted anytime between autumn and spring. This planting is ideal so the trees can establish their roots before the heat of summer. If you live in an extremely cold climate, delay planting until spring.

10. How fast will a Japanese maple grow?

Japanese maples are slow-growing trees, typically reaching heights of 6-10 metres (20-33 feet) over 50 years. Their growth rate can vary depending on the variety of the tree, the growing conditions, and the care it receives. In general, Japanese Maples will grow 25-60 cm per year in ideal conditions.

Some varieties of Japanese maples are naturally taller growing than others. For example, the 'Seiryu' maple is a dwarf variety that typically grows to just 1-1.3 m tall, while Acer palmatum can grow to 7 m tall.

Japanese Maples prefer to be planted in a well-drained, acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. They also need to be in full sun or partial shade position. After planting they should be watered regularly and fertilised in spring.

11. Can Japanese Maple take full sun?

While Japanese maples are generally considered shade-tolerant trees, they can thrive in full sun with proper care. The key is to choose a variety that is suited to full sun and to provide the tree with adequate water and mulch. In general, Japanese maples with green leaves are those that will do better in full sun, whereas the red-leafed varieties are more likely to burn in direct sunlight. In New Zealand’s climate, leaf scorching is rarely an issue.

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