The acer or maple forms a large group of trees that can be quite large. However, there are many small perennial species. Striking the acer / maple is the palmate leaves. In addition, this species has several autumn discolorations that make her attractive.
In the family of the Acer / Maple are many cultivars. They occur in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Native to Europe, the Field Maple (field maple), regular or mountain maple, Norway maple, French Maple, the Italian Maple, Balkan maple and maple Tatrische. Only the first two types we know maple native to the Netherlands.
Maple is very popular as bonsai. This is due to the great variety, adaptability, and the beautiful colors in the front - and autumn.