About Acers

Acer Palmatum, part of the genus Acer, are a variety of trees and shrubs commonly known as Japanese Maples. With many 100’s of cultivars, these elegant trees are easily recognisable by their distinctive leaf shape.

Originally named for the hand-like shape of their leaves, Japanese Maples are an excellent focal point in both large and small gardens, and are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and spectacular colours.

The majority of varieties are suitable for growing in a border or a container, larger specimens make a breath-taking centrepiece particularly in spring and autumn when there leaves offer a multitude of colours.

See around Packhorse Farm Nursery HERE.

Packhorse Farm Nursery
Packhorse Farm Nursery Acer Specialist

Many acers are slow growing and compact, making them an excellent choice for smaller gardens.

Japanese Maples like a well drained, neutral to acid soil, though it should be born in mind that the different situations will affect the final size of your tree.

If you’re looking for inspiration, view our Featured Trees HERE

Search our directory for your perfect tree HERE

Or contact us to find out more HERE

Come and Visit Us

We are now closed until the first Tuesday/Wednesday of April 2022 (hopefully!), when we will be are open for visitors every Tuesday & Wednesday 10.00am – 3.00pm

Please call before setting off to ensure someone is available to assist you. We do not offer a mail order service.

Tel: 07974 095752


Packhorse Farm Nursery
Foxholes Lane,
Tansley, Matlock