Autumn Colour Trees
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Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer negundo 'Sensation' The best of the box elder maples. Lovely bronze- burgundy growing tips that turn mid green in summer. Handles most conditions extremely well. This variety is sterile, so the self seeding issue with the species is not a concern.
Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Possibly the most outstanding Autumn coloured Japanese maple in the world today. Dull green spring summer foliage turning rich dark pinks and reds in autumn.
Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer rubrum 'Fairview Flame'PBR symbol A wonderful form of red Maple that has a very good branching structure and excellent autumn colour, often multi-toned, but can also feature stunning reds especially in cooler areas. Part of our Lipstick Tree range it also makes for an excellent summer shade tree.
Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer rubrum 'PNI 0268' October Glory® The most outstanding Autumn colour tree in the world! Enough said!
Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' Autumn Blaze® Wonderful heat tolerant maple that has beautiful autumn colour as well. Forms great avenues.
Click to enlarge Cercis Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ has beautiful large dark purple foliage, turning to sensational yellow / mandarin autumn colour contrasts. A real stand out show of small lilac coloured flowers that encase the branches and trunk. Can tolerate most conditions, soil and climate.
Click to enlarge Lagerstroemia (Crepe Myrtle) Lagerstroemia indica x L. fauriei 'Sioux' An upright Indian Summer® Crepe Myrtle that has outstanding autumn colour, can be used in narrow spaces, or as an informal screen. Autumn colour can compare to Acer rubrum October Glory®.
Click to enlarge Liquidambar Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba' A little known Liquidambar. Leaves have a rounded lobe, rather than the palmate foliage of the parent. Discovered in Nth Carolina USA. Liquidambar ‘Rotundiloba’ has dark green lustrous foliage that turns yellows, through reds to purples in autumn. Quite narrow in growth habit, ‘Rotundiloba’ really is the pick of the Liquidambars.
Click to enlarge Nyssa Nyssa sylvatica Unusual horizontal branching habit makes this tree a wonderful addition to any space. Soft light green foliage that has a gloss finish. Autumn colour is a feature. A tree worthy of greater planting.
Click to enlarge Parrotia Parrotia persica Very under planted tree, beautiful light green / grey / yellow foliage that hangs from the branches with a very laconic feel. Renowned for its varied autumn colours, where it seems that nothing controls the colours and when they appear. A tree worthy of far greater recognition.
Click to enlarge Pistacia Pistacia chinensis A world favourite for autumn colour. Seedling grown so can exhibit some variation, but generally regarded as one of the best medium sized autumn trees in the world.
Click to enlarge Quercus (Oak) Quercus coccinea (Scarlet Oak) A majestic oak. Typical of the oaks in foliage with dark lustrous green leaves that turn rich reds and crimsons in Autumn. Large tree that is very much a feature in larger areas.