I’m posting this glorious Acer ( Japanese maple) in celebration of National Tree Week, which starts tomorrow.
This is a good time to plant trees, although they may look dormant they’ll be settling in and extending their roots out in readiness for growing next Spring.
This is also the time you can get a tree in a bare-root form as opposed to one in a pot, which is much better value.
Acers prefer part-shade and acid to neutral soil.
They generally grow about 5 metres high with a similar spread, but it depends on the variety, so check the label to make sure you have the right space.
Have a look at this earlier post about how to plant a bare-root tree.
Find out more about National Tree Week here.
image: Jill Anderson