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An Illustrated Guide to

Japanese Maples

for Garden Planting and Patio Pots

Answering many of the questions that we are asked during our show season.

NOW available by mail order and at the shows listed below

ISBN 978-0-9932133-0-4 published by Larchfield Publications a

132 page (170 colour photos) fully illustrated book explaining Propagation, (grafting, cuttings, seeds) Repotting, Pruning (branch & root) Maintenance, Pest & Diseases and some of our trade secrets, and printed on Amadeus 100% Recycled Paper.

The cost per book is £14.95 plus £2.50 delivery UK mainland

email:  Telephone 024 76543067



Japanese Maples

for Garden Planting and Patio Pots

B.T.A Bonsai Expo’

Cricket Hall - Sports Connextion

Ryton-on-Dunsmore Coventry

Harrogate Flower Show

Great Yorkshire Show Ground

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Three Counties Show Ground - Plant Pavilion OS 325

Maple Weekend

Greenwood Bonsai Studio

Ollerton Road Arnold Nottingham NG5 8PR

Kent Garden Show

The Kent Show Ground 

Detling Kent  ME14 3JF

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Floral Marquee FM/107

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 

NEC Birmingham

Floral Marquee FM 13

RHS Hampton Court Palace

Garden Festival

Floral Marquee FM/245

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Floral Marquee FM/48

Please note that Larchfield Trees do not have a retail outlet at their

nursery and do not sell trees by mail order, we only offer maples for sale from April - July at the horticultural shows we attend.

Click on the link below to watch Neil interviewed by James Wong at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2015

The Maple Society

Book Review Autumn 2015 Edition by Mike Walker

There are many excellent books available on Japanese maples,but this is the first practical guide to cover all aspects of growing these beautiful trees. Based on over 20 years experience and numerous

Royal Horticultural SocietyGold medals, Neil & Cath Kenney of Larchfield Trees nursery, near Coventry, UK, explain all the aspects of successful maple growing. The contents includes propagation, potting, planting, pruning, pest and diseases and their use in Bonsai, interspersed with excellent images and descriptions of some of the most popular,as well as lesser known cultivars. It even includes a guide to selecting the right

tree for different garden aspects and a glossary of terms to demystify the names of many Japanese varieties.

Having recently spent several days fielding questions from the public on the Maple Society’s stand at the Gardeners’ World Live exhibition in Birmingham, UK, members can be sure that the section in this book headed ‘FAQs’ (p124) will direct the reader to answers to all of the common questions we were asked,

such as “why are the edges of the leave turning brown”, plus many others. Even experienced maple

growers may find some new tips in this book. For example, I learned that sugar water

stimulates root growth in newly planted or potted trees (p55)The book is beautifully presented and illustrated in association with the late Paul Goff, sadly missed by his many friends in the Bonsai world. The text is clear and concise, aided by Neil’s and Paul’s photography which is of the highest quality and clarity. Although experienced maple growers may find it a little basic, the book offers a comprehensive guide for gardeners who are new to  growing maples or who wish to extend their knowledge.

As such it offers very excellent value.

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A selection of Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 starsDeciding on which maple is most suitable.

ByAnna Lon 23 September 2018

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A very useful and also beautiful book. I now have a short list of which Japanese maples to consider for a garden with the size, soil type and amount of sun and shade of mine.


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5.0 out of 5 starsLove this book

ByYfrenhineson 31 May 2018

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Today I received a copy of the above book. I have to say it is the most useful and detailed book I have had the pleasure to read for a good while. It contains tips, advice amazing photos for propagation and also many varieties of Acers that I haven’t seen. I have a passion myself for Acers and read the couplets book in one evening and into the night...couldn’t put it down!

I highly recommend this book to any Acer owner. A very special thank you also to the author.


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5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars

ByJancieon 5 February 2018

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Excellent publication - answers all my questions about growing and caring for Japanese Maples.


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5.0 out of 5 starsZen

Bymczappaon 6 January 2018

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Brilliant informative read


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4.0 out of 5 starsA must have

ByPaul H.on 29 August 2017

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An excellent publication.

The "go to" book for Japanese maples.


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4.0 out of 5 starsThis book is invaluable for guidance on the cultivation of ...

ByMissieBon 22 July 2017

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This book is invaluable for guidance on the cultivation of Acers. It has lost one star because I would have preferred information on more varieties rather than just those sold by the nursery whose owner wrote this book.

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5.0 out of 5 starsA good buy

ByMrs Jane Susan Scotton 11 February 2017

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Useful book.


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5.0 out of 5 starsLoved it!

ByAmazon Customeron 27 August 2016

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The best type of gardening book - part picture book, part catalogue, part tutorial with dedicated pages for scribbling my notes. Cath & Neil Kenney's 20 years of cultivating Japanese maples is distilled into language that makes even complex grafting sound easy. These 120 pages can be read in an hour but will stay on my gardening shelf for reference & inspiration.

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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book!

Bykathleen smithon 3 July 2016

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This is a beautifully presented book, with stunning photographs and very well set out.

The 'how to' sections are extremely clear and well illustrated as well

as very informative. This is obviously written by someone with a great love and knowledge of maples . I definitely recommend it. Ten out of ten.

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5.0 out of 5 starsHighly recommended

ByDackzion 28 May 2016

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An excellent book, highly informative and beautifully presented