Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum', is a small deciduous Japanese Maple grown for its seven-lobed, deep-purple leaves that turn to a fiery red during the autumn months. Brighten a shady corner with this richly colourful ornamental tree and watch with delight as the delicate fronds turn to create a stunning autumnal display.
Purple Japanese Maples are small yet bushy in habit and due to their slow growth, can live happily in the same container or spot in the garden for many years to come. They are also ideal for novice gardeners or those with busy lives as Acers are easy to grow and require little maintenance other than watering when needed.
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade with protection from wind and full sun to prevent leaf scorch.
Although most Japanese Maples can grow up to 4m in height and spread or more, it will take around 20-50 years to achieve this, therefore they are still widely conisdered an ideal ornamental tree for smaller gardens.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that due to high demand, delivery times are currently 3-7 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
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