Purple Foliage Trees
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Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' A small, dense tree with excellent year-round colour. Magnificent bronze-purple foliage is combined with a good shape and a useful size to make an attractive specimen tree for a protected area in the landscape.
Click to enlarge Acer (Maple) Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry' Acer 'Crimson Sentry' has deep purple foliage, it retains a very formal erect shape and has great autumn colour. A brilliant contrast to green summer foliage. Tolerates medium levels of drought and would be a great addition to any back or front garden. Highly recommended.
Click to enlarge Betula (Birch) Betula populifolia x 'Royal Frost' Brand new on the market. An improved form of purple foliaged birch with outstanding, deep purple foliage. Unlike most purple foliaged birch, Betula Royal Frost develops into a good strong structured tree.
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 Fagus Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea Elegant, stunning, tough. The purple beech is royality of the tree family. Dark purple foliage that is admired throughout the world. Very versatile, can also be hedged or pleached.
Click to enlarge Malus (Crab Apple) Malus 'JFS-KW5' - Royal Raindrops™ The strong branch structure, great form and excellent seasonal qualities of this unusual crab apple coupled with it's disease resistance make it a truly wonderful selection for any garden.
Click to enlarge Malus (Crab Apple) Malus 'Matttom' - Tom Matthews™ A new selection of crab apple featuring a colourful display through the seasons. In spring, vibrant, vivid, scarlet-red flowers compliment the bronze-red foliage. The flowers are followed by an abundance of medium sized clusters of small, dark, red-purple fruits from autumn to late winter.
Click to enlarge Prunus (flw. Plum) Prunus cerasifera 'Oakville Crimson Spire'PBR symbol A brand-new tree discovered in Sydney by Vic Ciccolella. An extremely upright form of purple leaved flowering plum. White spring flowers give this tree multi-seasonal appeal. Will make its presence known worldwide.
Click to enlarge Weeping Maple Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Inaba Shidare' The BEST of the purple weeping maples I have come across in cultivation. Beautiful dark purple foliage that almost has the appearance of purple lace.
Click to enlarge Weeping Maple Acer palmatum var. Dissectum ' Crimsonwave'PBR symbol An upright growing cultivar of Dissectum Group of Japanese maples. This is an attractive small growing tree with delicate, fine burgundy foliage. Suited to small gardens and courtyards.