Japanese Maple trees
Japanese Maples are slow-growing, small deciduous trees known for their graceful habit, autumn colour and beautiful, pointed leaf shapes. Many varieties have the species name palmatum after the hand-like shape of the leaves, whilst dissected varieties have fine, deeply-cut foliage that has an almost feathery appearance. Native to Japan and China, they have a beautiful dome-like habit when mature and work well in containers, smaller gardens or when used as an under-storey to larger shrubs and trees. Japanese Maples' compact and non-invasive root systems also make them particularly suitable for growing along ornamental paths or in front of the home.