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By Neily

Hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

Acer: Are there any varieties of this delicate plant that are hardy to the wind? we had one and no matter where I put it in the garden the wind ripped it to shreds. fortunately it is now restored but living 'away from home'.

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Try Googling Junker's Nurseries. I know they have a website and are experts on Acers. Hope this helps.

23 Apr, 2010


If you mean the palmate Japanese acers they are all susceptible to wind damage to the best of my knowledge. We have several one is in a marginal position and never looks as good as the others. They aren't that fond of full sun either. Unless you have a sheltered spot for it you might find it easier to have a different tree.

23 Apr, 2010


Common seedling Japanese Acers are more tolerant of almost anything--heat, sun, wind, etc.--than the named varieties are. We use them for bonsai, here in the desert. Some of the seedlings are uncommonly beautiful, but you will probably want to see them both in summer green and autumn color before formally adopting them. Also, if the garden is windy enough, you still might want to find a relatively sheltered area for even the seedlings.

You might also investigate varieties of Amur Maple (Acer ginnala), since they are more adapted to wind in their native Mongolia. They work very well in northern Arizona, where the wind never stops blowing, and the snow falls sideways!

24 Apr, 2010


Thanks Moongrower and Tuqbrethil, very interesting. I'll try the Amur, if it fails I geuss its one more for the Father-in-laws garden.

24 Apr, 2010

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