Acers (or Maples as they are commonly known as) are trees and shrubs grown mainly for their colourful foliage. Many varieties are the trees and shrubs responsible for spectacular Autumn colours. There are many different types of Acer, from the smaller types, such as the very popular Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple) grown in many gardens, to the large maple trees that can grow up to 45 m in height. Most species have palmate leaves that are lobed (usually 3 – 9 lobes). The flowers, which are green, yellow, orange or red, in racemes, umbels or corymbs, appear in early Spring, and are followed by fruit, – samaras – or “helicopters”, “whirlybirds” “maple keys” or “polynoses” due to the way they spin as they fall in Autumn.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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