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Acer palmatum 'Beni Maiko' Tree

Japanese Maple Tree

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( £35.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Our most popular Japanese maple tree, 'Beni Maiko' translates to "red haired dancing girl". 'Beni Maiko' displays shocking pink/bright red, deeply lobed foliage in the spring which turns pinkish-red followed by green in the summer and then bursts into vibrant orange and fiery red autumn colours. This Japanese maple will grow to 3 x 3 metres in 20 years in an attractive compact form.

This acer prefers moist, well-drained soil and is best positioned in slight shade although it is tolerant of full sun. Planted as a specimen or with other plants, 'Beni Maiko' makes a fantastic small garden tree with particularly good interest in the Spring and Autumn.

AKA Japanese maple tree, Acer palmatum 'Beni-Maiko'

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3L pot 40-60cm Bush £29.99 (ex. VAT)
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10L pot 90-120cm Bush £44.99 (ex. VAT) was £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

 

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

 

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice For Acer palmatum 'Beni Maiko' Trees

Pot grown Japanese Maples can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole, especially if you have poor soil.

When planting Japanese Maples, use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant foliage colour. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

The tree planting guide has more detailed information, as well as videos on planting trees and using stakes and ties.

 

Watering & Aftercare Advice For Acer palmatum 'Beni Maiko' Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. It is important to keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If possible, use rain water instead of tap water as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour. We stock a range of irrigation kits for more effective watering.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage.

 

Pruning Advice For Acer palmatum 'Beni Maiko' Trees

Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season (November to March) as Japanese Maples bleed during other times of the year, which can weaken the branches. Japanese Maples rarely need pruning as their natural shape is normally the most attractive. Any pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach, only removing crossing, damaged or diseased branches.

Acer palmatum 'Beni Maiko' Tree (Japanese Maple Tree) Description

  • Common name: Japanese maple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: Bright red/pink foliage in spring, turning green in summer, then orange and red in autumn
  • Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained soils but will tolerate all