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Japanese Acers


I know that many of you like Japanese Acers – more often than not a decent sized plant can be quite expensive.
If you’ve got the patience, I noticed in my local B&Q today that they had lots on offer for £2 each for small specimens.
I would think they’d be similarly priced elsewhere.
Hopefully someone will find this useful.

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Thank you Scottish. I have had an Acer 'Red Wine' in a pot for ...oooh, probably five years now and it was definitely worth the patience. It is now getting really big and it's beautiful. I shall plant it in the ground when I get my next garden, and let it grow, grow, grow! I love it!

7 Sep, 2013


They do prefer the ground, don't they. All mine are now in the ground and I'll just have to sacrifice when they get a bit too big. In the ground they are less effort too!
I hope yours likes its new home.

8 Sep, 2013


I like buying them small, enjoying ten years or so of them till they get too big then ditch them and start again!:)

8 Sep, 2013


Definitely tricky in pots when grown from seed they don't have the advantage of a grafted one that is already on a mature root system.

8 Sep, 2013


It's good to know when we can have a bargain :o) I had my Acer for £1 in Woolworths many years ago. They're lovely trees.

8 Sep, 2013


Oh how do you bring yourself to ditch something you've had for years and is still beautiful? I can't even throw things out that are a bit of a thug! Which probably explains quite a lot about the state of our garden.

8 Sep, 2013


I know Steragram! Louisa! You have horrified me ;) so out of character!....and after I rescued that sickly conifer too! Lol!

8 Sep, 2013


Acer palmatum.
The very first tree I ever planted.
It had it's 20th birthday on May 5th, this year.
I went back, had a wee chat, then toasted it in the pub, later that evening.
Well, I couldn't very well invite it along, besides, I explained this to it, before we parted.
No, it wasn't a Japonica, but we still said sayonara.
I'm not heartless, y'know. ;-)

9 Sep, 2013

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