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Japanese maple price

The Japanese maple price and history

The name Acer derives from the Latin and means sour, hard, tenacious. It is a genus that includes more than one hundred species from various parts of the world and which bring together trees and shrubs of great beauty, often with colorful foliage. Because of its significant beauty, the Japanese maple is a priceless garden plant. Maples can also live in large pots, on the balcony, as long as this rule is respected: maples of Japanese origin, which are the most decorative, want acid soil. They generally dislike excess fertilizer.

As far as exposure to the sun is concerned, it can vary from full sun to partial shade, always in open places, where the air circulates freely. Excess shade is bad for species and varieties with colored leaves. Equally damaging is the intense heat while Japanese maple benefits from the atmosphere rich in humidity, with frequent summer rains.


The price of the Japanese maple depending on the height and size can vary between 29 and 100 euros in cost. Among the garden trees to buy in the nursery at a more modest price or in specialized shops, the Japanese maple belongs to an average cost range. In nature, Japanese maples are undoubtedly the most decorative. The mid-priced Japanese maple can reach a height of 5 to 10 meters. The Japanese maple in turn can be distinguished in six different varieties.

The year-round tricolor Japanese maple features heart-shaped, bright green leaves with red petioles that stand out against the white and green bark. The Japanese maple diabolicum has a very particular, almost phosphorescent, red shade. The Japanese maple griseum has very small clover leaves, with the bark that flakes off revealing a bright red surface inside. In autumn the leaves turn scarlet. The pure Japanese maple, similar to palmatum, has petioles covered with fuzz, the flowers are purple and in autumn the plant takes on a bright red hue.

Japanese maple price and planting


Belonging to the Aceraceae family, the Japanese maple is a tree that belongs to the oriental botanical tradition. From the average height in the language of flowers and plants, the Japanese maple symbolizes beauty that is renewed. Beautiful all year round is December, the last month of the calendar, which botanists dedicate to Japanese maple. There are numerous species of maple that grow naturally in the regions extending from the Himalayas to Japan. The Japanese maple is a wonderful garden plant to be isolated on a lawn both as a single specimen and in an odd group of plants. The flowering period of the Japanese maple is spring. Once purchased in the nursery, the Japanese maple should be kept in a soil that does not require special needs. It must be fertilized at plant and watered assiduously the first two years after planting. The price of Japanese maple often varies from country to country.


Although belonging to the same large family, the Japanese maple is different in price and characteristics from the Canadian maple. Just as the Japanese maple is characteristic of Asia, the saccharum maple is characteristic of Canada and the eastern part of North America where it assumes different natural forms even with very different autumn foliage colors, from yellow to red to purple, before the leaf fall. The maple leaf stands in the center of Canada’s national flag as a symbol.

This type of plant, unlike the Japanese one, is grown on an industrial scale, because by making incisions along the trunk, a juice with a high sucrose content is collected. Each adult Canadian maple plant provides about 100 liters of sugary sap in a month, corresponding to about 3 kilograms of sugar. Hence the difference in cost between the two species. The price of Japanese maple is higher than that of Canadian maple.

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