We love Acers here at Cornovium HQ, they are easy to grow and give a fantastic array of foliage colour from spring to autumn. They love to be in a slightly sheltered spot so that they don't take the full brunt of the wind. Here they are quite happy to grow in our poor sandy acidic soil, although we do treat them when planting by putting mushroom compost into the hole and giving them a good mulch. For the first year they will be kept watered when the weather is hot to help with root development, after that they are on their own. Some of our more established Acers are now giving us seedlings, which we enjoy going through and picking the best coloured ones to keep.
Acer palmatum var dissectum.