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Japanese Maple – Tree
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A classic for great Autumn colour, the Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) is a small rounded tree with a magnificent display of colour in Autumn and lush green growth in Spring. Perfect for the smaller garden, Japanese Maples prefer a full sun to partly shaded position in cooler climates and benefits from protection from drying or freezing winds.

For best results keep well watered and mulched. Maples produce more brilliant colors in a cooler climate, especially when frosts occur.

Supplied as a bare rooted tree.

Orders containing this item will be dispatched from mid July.

Please note: Street address required. Orders containing less than 3 items of the same size will increase the freight charge to $50.00 Orders containing 3 or more items of the same size will incur a larger freight fee; this will be calculated at the checkout.

Important Reminder: While we take great care in the realistic representation of our products, many variables such as climatic conditions, natural variation or manufacturing changes may affect the precise appearance of each variety. Generally, images used are of mature specimens whilst supplied stock may be dormant or juvenile plants that will develop with time. The images are intended as a guide only.

  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Suitable for areas with full shade
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Grows 4m wide
  • Grows to 4m high
  • Ideal Growing Regions:
  • Cool
  • Temperate
  • Arid
  • Semi-arid
  • View growing regions on the Climate Map

Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-June to August, unless sold out.

$59.00

Multibuy Prices

Buy 2 or more of this item and get them for $57.00 per item

*Price adjustments will be reflected in the cart.

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Guarentee Seal - Garden Express AustraliaGUARANTEE & RETURNS:

At Garden Express, we want to ensure that you have a positive purchasing experience. On the off chance your plants get stuck in the mail or haven’t arrived in the best condition, we ask that you reach out to us promptly with any concerns or issues. You can contact us via email at [email protected] or by phone at 1300 606 242, Monday to Friday EST, contacting us through social media platforms may be less reliable, so we encourage you to use our email.

Please note that it’s important to get in touch with our customer service team within 7 days of receiving your order if you have any concerns as claims regarding arrival condition after 7 days of arrival will not be recognised.

Please also remember not to dispose of any items until you’ve spoken to us, as to be eligible for a replacement, credit, or refund, we may request photos or additional information for any item(s) in question.

If you need to make a return, please contact our Customer Service department via email at [email protected] or by phone at 1300 606 242 for authorisation before proceeding. Once again contacting us through social media platforms may be less reliable, so we encourage you to use our email or phone number for a smoother experience.

It is also important to mention that discounted ‘end-of-season’ stock is sold on an ‘as is’ basis and is exempt from this guarantee. While this stock is generally sound, we recommend planting these items as soon as possible.

 

Our team packs and dispatches each day based on the best timing of delivery service to your state.  This way we can ensure your order is in transit for the shortest time possible.

Delivery is normally via Australia Post with larger orders delivered via StarTrack Express* courier. We service virtually all areas of Australia with only those areas not serviced by these organisations being excluded (e.g. remote islands and Territories such as Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Cocos Islands, Groote Eylandt). We do not deliver outside Australia but happily deliver orders placed from overseas for Australian delivery. Our regular delivery charge for basic items is $12.50 Australia-wide, regardless of the number of items ordered. Due to their higher freight costs, bulky or heavy products such as roses, large pots and a small number of hard goods have higher delivery charges. The summary of all current delivery options is:

  • Basic Postage $12.50: Applies to orders NOT containing Roses, 120mm and larger pots/grow-bags, Bare-rooted Trees, Composting Buckets, nor any items with individually specified delivery charges, all delivered at one time, will incur the normal $12.50 freight charge. These items are referred to as “Basic Items“.
  • Roses & Larger Potted Items $16.90: Applies to orders containing bush Roses, 120mm up to 155mm pot/grow-bags, Composting Buckets, together with other products delivered at the same time will incur a $16.90 freight charge.  **Please Note: Multiples of these items may incur a larger freight fee depending on the quantity of pots in the order; this will be calculated at the checkout.
  • Small Trees & Large Pots $25.50: Applies to orders containing Trixie Fruit Trees, Dwarf Fruit Trees, Lilac Trees, Standard and/or Patio Roses, 160mm up to a 200mm pot/grow-bags, together with other products delivered at the same time will incur a $25.50 freight charge.  **Please Note: Multiples of these items may incur a larger freight fee depending on the quantity of pots in the order; this will be calculated at the checkout.
  • Trees up to 1m $35.00: Applies to orders containing smaller bare-rooted trees up to 1m in height.  Larger items or pots/grow-bags greater than 200mm, together with other products delivered at the same time, will incur a $35.00 freight charge. Remote areas may incur an additional Freight charge but we will notify customers individually if this is the case.  **Please Note: Multiples of these items may incur a larger freight fee depending on the sizes and quantity of items in the order; this will be calculated at the checkout.
  • Trees 1m up to 1.49m $50.00: Applies to orders containing bare-rooted trees between 1 to 1.49m in height.  Bare Rooted trees 1m to 1.5m in height, together with other products delivered at the same time, will incur a $50.00 freight charge. Remote areas may incur an additional Freight charge but we will notify customers individually if this is the case.  **Please Note: Multiples of these items may incur a larger freight fee depending on the sizes and quantity of items in the order; this will be calculated at the checkout.
  • Trees 1.5m up to 2m $85.00: Applies to orders containing bare-rooted trees between 1.5 to 2m in height.  Bare Rooted trees 1.5m to 2m in height, together with other products delivered at the same time, will incur a $85.00 charge. This consists of $65.00 Freight Fee and $20 Oversize Surcharge, as charged by the Courier. Remote areas may incur an additional Freight charge but we will notify customers individually if this is the case.  **Please Note: Multiples of these items may incur a larger freight fee depending on the sizes and quantity of items in the order; this will be calculated at the checkout.
  • Trees 2m up to 3m $135.00: Applies to orders containing bare-rooted trees between 2 to 3m in height.  Bare Rooted trees 2m to 3m in height, together with other products delivered at the same time, will incur a $135.00 charge. This consists of $95.00 Freight Fee and $40 Oversize Surcharge, as charged by the Courier. Remote areas may incur an additional Freight charge but we will notify customers individually if this is the case.  **Please Note: Multiples of these items may incur a larger freight fee depending on the sizes and quantity of items in the order; this will be calculated at the checkout.
  • Orders containing products with explicitly stated delivery charges will incur charges as detailed in the individual product description.
  • Express Post: If you require your order to be sent Express Post, please call our office and we will arrange a quote.  Please Note: Quarantine orders cannot be sent using Express Post; our experience is that it will actually delay your order due to the inspection process required for entry into these states.
  • Order Split Fee: Some items may be delayed due to climatic or growing habits prevent them from being harvested at the time of being offered for purchase.  You will be offered a choice to wait until all items on your order are available or to receive what is currently available for an additional freight charge of $5.00.
  • We continue to maintain the simplest form of postage costs for the large variety of products we range, however in occasional circumstances of oversized orders and/or delivery location, the cost of freight can significantly impact delivery of an order therefore we reserve the right to refuse the order or contact the customer to discuss freight options and pricing.

Orders containing products from two different seasons (eg Rose or spring bulb pre-orders) that require separate deliveries will incur two delivery charges at the relevant rates (unless a free freight offer applies). A $5.00 Quarantine Inspection Surcharge applies in addition to the Delivery Charge for orders delivered to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to the increased complexity of quarantine requirements.

As quarantine inspections apply to each delivery, 2 quarantine charges will apply where orders contain products from different seasons.   *Please note that if you order large items (eg Patio, Standard or Weeping Roses, Fruit Trees) you must specify a street address for the delivery address. StarTrack Express generally do not deliver to PO Boxes or RSD addresses so your order will be held until a suitable address is obtained. In rural areas, StarTrack may deliver to physical addresses such as general stores that act as Australia Post agencies but we suggest you check with them first. Where ”Free Delivery” vouchers apply to an order, details of the voucher should be entered in the “Your message to us” field. Orders (except Pre-orders) are normally despatched within 7-14 working days from the time of ordering during busy periods. Delivery times may be extended during peak periods (typically following the release of the latest catalogue), extended public holidays, if extreme weather conditions are not suitable for live plant transport or as detailed in the product description.
Individual items may be back-ordered to avoid delaying the delivery of other items. Please allow additional delivery time for orders to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

 

Please note: Some orders may not be possible to parts of Australia due to quarantine and some items may carry unique delivery charges. Check full delivery policy.

Common Name: BARE ROOTED TREES GENERAL CARE
General Information: Bare rooted trees are an ideal way of transporting items that would normally be too heavy and bulky, during a time when there is very little stress or damage to the plant. Deciduous trees shut down during winter, so this is an ideal time to dig them up and send them out. These quality trees are grown for two years from a planted or grafted tree, so plants are between 1 metre and 1.8 metres tall with a number of branches. For tree seedlings, plants are up to 1 metre tall, and have no branching.
When Your Plants Arrive: Undo the parcel carefully and place the roots in tepid water and soak overnight or at the very least, a few hours. Inspect the roots thoroughly and if there are any that are ragged or broken, trim them with a sharp pair of clean secateurs. Plant the following day; do not let the roots dry out. If the plants arrive in advance of your desired planting time they should be heeled-in. If there is more than one plant to trim, dip secateurs in a solution of bleach and water, or methylated spirits or the like to disinfect them before using them on the different plants.
Heeling-in: To keep bare rooted trees longer than a few days they should be “heeled-in”. Select an open space in the garden, dig one large hole and plant all your bundled bare rooted trees in it and firm down soil. Water in well. They will keep for several weeks if kept watered. Alternatively, plants can be placed into moist potting mix or potted up until a permanent place is ready for the plant.
*NOTE: IT IS MOST IMPORTANT NOT TO LET THE ROOTS DRY OUT AT ANY STAGE OF PLANTING.
Planting: The ideal time for planting bare root trees is during the winter months. Please note, generous watering will be necessary for the first few months until the plants have grown sufficient roots to sustain the foliage. If normal winter/
spring rains are light make sure plants receive supplementary watering- this may mean a bucket of water per day every day until the plant has grown foliage. Check the moisture level around the roots to ascertain if this is required. It should
be moist, but not wet at all times. The proposed bed should have been dug over many times prior to planting ready for the plants. A thorough cultivation at the time of planting is a bare minimum. Dig a hole twice as wide as would be necessary to take the roots, and a little deeper, then lightly fill some of the hole in, leaving a mound on which to spread out the roots, which should be placed down and outwards over the small mound at the bottom of the hole. Cover with soil and firm down moderately. Water in well. The bud graft or bud union (if evident) should remain approximately 5cm above soil ***except for Lilac trees where the graft MUST be planted well below the soil to avoid the rootstock growing through. If planting in an area with clay soils, be sure not to dig into the clay, rather build up the garden bed with topsoil, as clay will not allow water to drain away, and will result in the tree roots ‘drowning’. CARE MUST be taken at planting time with the addition of fertilisers, as this may burn the roots. However, the addition of slow release fertiliser in a planting tablet form is beneficial.
Watering: Once the roots are arranged and settled, cover with soil and firm gently. Make a small depression around the tree to stop the water running away, or alternatively use a tree surround to create a well for the water to stay within proximity to the roots. Water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Fertilising: Fertilise once the plant has its full foliage. Pruning: Prune trees by about half when planting to encourage vigorous and compact growth. This will encourage a well shaped tree, and also allow the roots and branches a chance to balance up from when they were dug from their original growing spot. Always prune to an outside facing bud, to encourage the tree to develop a lovely shape.

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Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.

Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter