A welcome addition to any gardens with their attractive outline and wonderful autumn colour.
Genus of deciduous trees grown for their wonderful foliage which usually turns to brilliant colour in Autumn with some Maples having beautiful ornamental bark. Although grown for their glorious coloured leaves, most acers have small insignificant flowers followed by 2-winged fruit.
Acers require sun or semi-shade with fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Many acers produce their best autumn colour on neutral to acid soil but will grow happily in most well-drained soil.