Japanese maples, or acers, are ideal for pots as they’re slow growing and make stunning focal points.
As well as being easy to look after, they’ll reward you with feathery plumage all summer that slowly changes colour as the weather turns colder. Look forward to a blaze of fiery reds, russet browns, oranges and butter yellows.
They’ll eventually need repotting, so don’t forget to watch our video on when to repot an acer.
Discover how to plant an acer in a container with our easy steps, below.
Acer planting position
Acers like moist soil in semi-shade, and need to be protected from winds and late-spring frosts, which can damage their leaves.