1 or 2 potted Japanese Maples for SE UK
Apologies for my almost total lack of knowledge, but this seemed like the best place to find out some information.
I want to buy one or two potted Japanese Maple trees (not the same variety) for my mother for her birthday in March. She recently came to visit me in Vancouver, Canada and loved the deep red colours of many of the maples in October.
So I'd love to get her a couple of little trees which wont need planting in the ground and wont grow massively large to quickly. Ideally they'd produce good looking foliage from Spring until Autumn, but have those lovely deep reds and/or oranges once Autumn/Fall arrives.
I'd probably have to buy online somewhere in the UK and get them delivered to my parents home in South East England, where the climate is generally temperate and mild year round. In recent years there is often a couple of weeks of snow but nothing major and they have a little brick and glass room that the plants can be moved into when it gets inclement.
What species/varieties should I be investigating?
Many thanks in advance for any help