Acers, also known as maple trees, are a superb group of trees and shrubs. You really can’t go wrong with these low maintenance acer garden plants. Perfect for partially or lightly shaded areas. One of the most popular lines we stock Japanese maples are known for their graceful growth habit. They bear beautiful foliage which are deeply imbued with amazing autumnal displays of vibrant colours before the leaves drop. Acers are compact and non-invasive growers and are perfect for smaller gardens, patios and container growing.