Another large and diverse genus. This is really a collection within a collection; there are the species and the Japanese Maples.
The latter are all cultivars or varieties of Acer palmatum or Acer japonicum, of which there are a great many at Batsford. These vary in size from those with a low dwarf habit to small trees. Generally known for their attractive, usually lobed leaves and especially known for their fiery autumn colours. Some species have precocious spring flowers, an attractive display before the leaves begin to unfurl.