Whether you’ve been fortunate to visit Japan, or just seen some of the gorgeous garden photos on Pinterest, you’ll know that Japanese Maple Trees are a truly spectacular tree species.
With their colourful foliage juxtaposed against their dark twisted branches, not only are they beautiful, but they one of the best trees to plant in your garden to add value to your home. Their graceful silhouette can add year-round personality to your backyard, and they are an absolute feast for the eyes one to two months a year when they bloom.
But can they grow in Brisbane?
The good news is that yes, they usually grow well Australia-wide and Brisbane is no exception. Here are some pictures from Brindabella Country Gardens (north of Brisbane in Queensland) to illustrate.
More about the Japanese Maple Tree
There are hundreds of different Japanese Maple varieties on offer – combining different leaf shapes, sizes and colours. If at all possible, try to pick out your Japanese Maple Tree when it is showing its colour. This way, you can be sure you’re getting the most spectacular colour possible for your garden.
If you are not sure which one to choose, or to what size each variety will grow, it’s a good idea to do some online research and then visit your local plant nurseries to seek the advice of your local garden experts.
Can Japanese Maples add value to my home?
Yes, usually they can add value to your home because their colour and beauty has that ‘wow’ factor.
So if you are planning to sell your home, be sure to take photos of your Japanese Maple Tree in Spring when it is putting on its most spectacular colour show, even if you plan to sell your home at a different time of year.
Two more things…
Japanese Maples are relatively small trees so they can be planted on smaller lots without the fear of them damaging your house or their roots getting into your water and sewage pipes.
Don’t forget, if your home gets hot in Summer, plant your trees in a position that will block the sun and provide your home and garden with valuable shade in the years ahead.
Enjoy your Japanese Maples!