Santas Forest 2016

 Welcome to We have been grafting and growing Japanese Maples for over 20 years. We are located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in North Carolina. This is an excellent region to graft and grown the small maples, and get them ready for your landscape.

We are the only nursery allowed to graft the Legendary Japanese Maples on the famous Biltmore Estate. The grounds of the estate were designed by Frederick Olmsted, the founder of American Landscape Architecture.

 Grafting from Biltmore Japanese Maples


 10/23/16 Please note: we are in the process of completely remodeling our website, so if you have a question, please email me at

Herter Nursery is a family-owned business started in 1993 by John and Carol Herter. 

We specialize in Rare and Hard to find Grafted Japanese Maple Trees. There are several hundred varieties of Acer Palmatums (Japanese maples), with upright growers, lace leaf varieties that canopy, and many that are great for bonsai. We do much of the Japanese maple grafting, and all the growing, right here on our small nursery. Japanese maples are very easy to care for and last for hundreds of years! Plant a Japanese Maple today!

We ship grafted Japanese maples,  seedlings, bare root plants and other trees up to 4 feet tall anywhere in the USA.  We specialize in Japanese maples and recently expanding into many woody ornamental plants and vines, including Leyland cypress trees for a nice privacy border.

We graft the acer palmatum, grow the acer palmatum, and sell the acer palmatum right here form our family farm. Buy direct from the grower, acer palmatum's (japanese maples) last for hundreds of years, so you can also help the environment.

Please click on our "Japanese Maple" button to see all the maples and other plants we have to offer.