The Montpellier Maple is a small, hardy, slow-growing tree, named after the region in southern France where it grows on southern slopes, usually between 600-1000 m. They are deciduous and a favourite with gardeners for their compact size and striking late autumn colour. This species is extremely hardy, withstanding cold as low as -25°C. It prefers rocky, calcareous sites where it is known for its drought tolerance and ability to survive.
Similar in size and appearance to the Field Maple (Acer campestre), it is a good choice for a small garden or planted as a screen or windbreak (it has been used as a hedge in southern France). It is a deciduous tree with delicate light green new foliage in spring, which darkens in summer and turns butter-yellow to orange in late autumn. We think this is a tree that will need some help to establish, but provided there is some soil depth or rocky areas such as limestone (perhaps even shale) into which it can root, it should be very drought tolerant and undemanding in the future.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.