Growing guide

How to grow Japanese maples

Japanese maples are easy to grow in containers or in the ground, with most preferring a sheltered, shady spot. Small and slow growing with a graceful habit and beautiful foliage, they're the perfect choice for even the tiniest of gardens.

Quick facts

  • Compact, slow-growing deciduous trees, ideal for smaller gardens
  • Attractive foliage in shades of green, yellow or burgundy, and good autumn colour
  • Plant from October to March
  • Best in a cool, lightly shaded spot, and ideal in a larger container
  • Usually needs little pruning or training
  • Mulch and fertilise in spring
  • Can be grown from seed, but usually bought as grafted trees

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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