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About Us

Matt and Tim Nichols


Our Family Japanese Maple Nursery
MrMaple is family owned and operated. Norman Nichols started the nursery out of his interest in Japanese maples. With his wife, Evelyn, they began to propagate seedlings and eventually a few cultivars. Their two sons, Matt and Tim Nichols, grew up with an amazing love for gardening fostered by their parents and grandmother. Over time the two son’s interest into the world of acer continued to grow. As a result, the nursery expanded to include a multitude of new ideas and rare trees. Together, the Nichols family strives to provide the best high quality Japanese maples to the Carolinas and beyond. With over 1000+ cultivars in propagation, MrMaple provides a wide selection of diverse Japanese maples that are sure to add an exotic prestige to each new garden. We love what we do and are very invested in each tree. When you add a tree from MrMaple to your yard you are taking a piece of our family with you. We hope you will enjoy these amazing Japanese maple trees as much as we do.

Our Maples
Our mission at MrMaple is to provide top quality Japanese maple trees at an affordable price. To increase quality, we not only graft our Japanese maples, but we also grow our own root stocks. This process helps to ensure that each tree is healthy and disease resistant. At MrMaple we know that a healthy tree starts with healthy roots. Instead of pumping our trees with high amounts of nitrogen, we use micro-nutrients and natural fertilizers that promote a natural healthy root growth. We graft our own scions and take every effort to maintain correct cultivar nomenclature throughout each process. The end product is a healthy and vibrant Japanese maple cultivar ready to be planted in the landscape and perform at high level, not only meeting but passing customer expectations.

Our Expertise
Norman Nichols has been propagating Japanese maples for over 35 years and has passed that expertise to his sons Matt and Tim. The nursery started out in local tailgate markets offering a small selection of maples and has grown to now propagating over 1000 cultivars with distribution all over the United States. Matt & Tim Nichols are constantly working to expand their knowledge of acers. As active members of the Maple Society and International Plant Propagator Society they are continually exploring new plant possibilities. Matt & Tim do not rest there; they are continuously traveling to nurseries, arboretums and private collections to observe maples growing in different locations around the United States. We feel this give us a better understanding of different growing conditions and better prepares us to explain them to our customers. As propagators, MrMaple is at the forefront of new growing methods, propagation techniques and making new and exciting cultivars readily available to the general public.

What Our Customers Are Saying

I have never met a more cordial and professional group of nurserymen as the MrMaple guys! They are prompt with questions and the mailing of plants is awesome! The integrity of the trees are great! I have bought many trees with not a branch or leaf disturbed by mail! My hats off to you guys for your professional service with a family-friendly atmosphere! I will continue my business with the best...Mr. Maple!!!
- Richard

I've ordered 2 Japanese Maples from here so far. Both arrived in perfect condition. No breaks or bruising of the plants. The plants were much better than what I could have bought locally. Shipped on Monday, at my house on Tuesday!
- Jody

If you like Japanese maples and/or rare and unusual trees then you have found what you are looking for. Mr. Maple comes to a garden show that we have every year in Augusta, GA. I have bought 10-15 trees from him over the years and they have all been of exceptional quality and value. Matt is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about his trees. Within a minute of talking to him its obvious that he loves what he does and it shows in his product and his customer service. The nursery is already one of the best in the Southeast and at the rate that they seem to be expanding, improving, and introducing(!) I expect it will be one of the best in the country before too long.
- David

Matt and Tim are very knowledgeable. They have an amazingly large selection of rare trees. Someone is always available to answer any questions. They set the standard for good customer service. You're not just buying a tree from them, you are buying into the Mr.Maple family. I would recommend them to anyone.
- Justin

Both times which I have made purchases from Matt and Tim, they were very pleasant to deal with. Excellent customer service and good prices plus some very nice Japanese maple trees! Look no further if you're shopping for Japanese maple trees.
- Walter