The term ‘Deciduous” means “shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season”. This means that in autumn, the leaves of deciduous trees will start falling until the tree is bare, and it will remain so until new leaves start to emerge in the spring.
There are many reasons for selecting a deciduous specimen as oposed to an evergreen. The primary one is that if the tree is planted in an area where you wish to have summer shade and winter sun, then the habit that a deciduous tree has of shedding its leaves is perfect. So if you want shade over your outdoor entertaining area to protect you from the harsh summer sun, but in that same area you want the warmth of the winter sun to penetrate, then you must choose a deciduous specimen.
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Another reason is that deciduous trees bring the ‘wow’ factor in the autumn with their exquisite displays of reds, oranges, yellows, ambers and browns. Every garden is enhanced by a display of this autumnal beauty. There is a constantly changing display as the deciduous tree moves through the seasons; there is definition that cannot be attained with an evergreen tree. From the beauty of the fine tracery of bare branches in the winter to the excitement of the new leaf buds apearing in spring, to the full extent of dense greenery in the summer to the stunning colour in the autumn, the seasons are distinctive.
It is important to know to what height and width the tree will grow as it is likely to become a permanent structure in the garden and trees do not take kindly to being pruned. They have different natural shapes: spreading, pyramidal, conical, round, flat toped, columnar etc. and they need to be allowed to maintain their natural shapes.
Maple. Probably one of the prettiest variegated foliage trees available. The five-lobed leaves have silvery-white margins combined with tones of green and rosy red. Particularly beautiful in spring. Plant in a sheltered spot in deep acid soil for best results. Deciduous.
The name of this lovely Maple means 'red and changeable' and it is pronounced "Bay-nee-shee-chee-hen-gay".
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 3m
The name may not be the most desirable but the tree certainly is. The rich red, spring foliage is finely dissected and holds its colour well throughout summer. In autumn the leaves turn a deeper shade of red before falling. Neat and tidy upright habit. RHS AGm. Deciduous. Est. 10 yr growth.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m
Acer Bloodgood L/W
Current Stock Height: 140/160 cm ?
Container: pb18 ?
Acer Bloodgood L/W
Current Stock Height: 170/180 cm ?
Container: pb18 ?
New stock arriving beginning of July, 2020. Pre-order now. Estimated price $49.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.
Maple rubrum. If you want a tree with brilliant and long lasting brilliant autumn colour then help yourself to some 'Brandy Wine'. Selected from the USA National Arboretum breeding programme this tree has large, fresh emerald green foliage that turns brilliant red then purple red in the autumn. Stunning large specimen tree. Deciduous.
The North American Maple is quite easy to grow in sun or part shade. It will do best if sheltered from strong wind. This male clone does not have the 'winged' seeds typical of this Maple.
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 5m
Spring growth emerges coppery-red and matures to a glossy dark green in summer. During autumn the leaves display red, yellow and orange. This small, sturdy maple has an oval to rounded, slightly spreading form. Bark is pale brown and attractively dappled with a papery texture. Prefers a sheltered site. Deciduous. Est.10yr growth
Habit: Oval to round spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 2m
A great Maple for those that love deep wine foliage. The attractive dissected leaves remain a gorgeous shade of red all year round intensifying in the autumn. Very pretty and dainty. Lovely landscape feature tree. Protect from hot dry winds and afternoon sun. Deciduous.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m
Named for the summer colour of it's golden green leaves which surprisingly emerge fiery red, this medium sized maple will take on multiple yellow tones in autumn. Prefers a sheltered site in full sun to part shade with moist but well drained soil. Deciduous
Habit: Rounded crown Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m
A slow growing small Maple suitable for town gardens or a special container. Flame pink leaves burst forth in spring gradually turning a more subdued green.The vivid pink red tones return in autumn. Very attractive and desirable. Protect from strong winds. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Chishio translates to "blood" to describe the brilliant scarlet tones of the new foliage.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.3m x 1m
Current Stock Height: 60 cm
Container: pb18 ?
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The new green leaves appear brushed with pink and gold in early spring on this little witches
broom from Australia. 'Coonara Pygmy' forms a very dense irregular shaped small shrub at maturity. Fall color is a nice blend of reds and yellows and very good for a dwarf. Great for rock gardens, bonsai or containers.
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m
Acer Coonara Pygmy H/W 60cm
Current Stock Height: STD 60 HGT 120 cm
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Palmatum. Deep crimson summer leaves turn brown, dark maroon or bronze in autumn. The oval to rounded crown fills with maroon tinged, yellow flowers in the spring. This fast growing Norway maple is a fabulous ornamental feature for a bigger garden. Will thrive in most soils, including clay, and is invaluable for screening buildings. Deciduous
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m