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.
This magnificent Magnolia hybrid was bred in NZ by Mark Jury and named to honor his father Felix Jury. The magenta pink flowers are HUGE and appear from early spring. Quite a sight in full flower. Plant in a sheltered spot in well drained acid soil for best results. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m
This Magnolia flowers a little later in Spring than most. The flowers are deep reddish pink at the base fading to pale pink towards the top. The tree has a good strong pyramidal shape making it an ideal feature tree. Plant in a sunny sheltered spot in acid soil. Deciduous.
Colour: Purple / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 4m
If you have wished for an easy to grow, beautiful, small tree then let 'Genie' work her magic. Bred in NZ and an International Award winner 'Genie' will present you with deep wine, fragrant, globular blooms from a young age. Narrow upright habit. PVR. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
'Genie' will grow best in a sheltered sunny spot with acid soil.
Colour: Brown / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m
Yulan Magnolia Hybrid. Simple yet elegant goblet shaped blooms of ivory white open from furry buds in late spring to decorate the naked branches. The blooms have a delightful fragrance. Fresh green summer foliage. Flowers 3 weeks later than denudata so great for those places that get late frosts. Best in a sheltered position in acid soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: White / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 4m
This graceful Magnolia is so highly thought of it has received an AGM from the Royal Horticultural Society. The flower form is long, narrow and cupped. The flowers are softly scented and toned a rosy pink shade fading to palest pink with a faint stripe. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Pink / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2.5m
Bred in NZ this Magnolia has gorgeous goblet shaped blooms that open to a traditional 'cup and saucer' shape.
The blooms are softly scented and coloured cream with deep rose shading at base. Upright columnar habit. Prefers a sheltered spot and acid soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Cream / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2.5m
Another drop dead gorgeous hybrid from the Jury breeding programme. Large rounded goblet shaped blooms in a soft shade of honey yellow. The petals are of good substance and the flowers appear early spring on bare branches. Plant in a sheltered position in acid soil for best results. Deciduous.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m
A beautiful Magnolia with yellow blooms made up of narrow petals that have just a hint of rose at the base. The flowers open just as the textured green leaves appear. Overall the tree has a slim, upright growth habit. Plant in a sunny sheltered position in acid soil. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Yellow / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m
This stunning NZ bred tree will take your breath away when in full bloom. The large furry buds open to enormous cup-shaped flowers in shades of lavender pink and cream and appear over quite a long period in spring. Hardy and easy to grow but best in a sheltered position. Est.10yr.growth.
Iolanthe is a Jury Hybrid.
Colour: Pink / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m
This Magnolia is also known as Caerhays New Purple as it was bred at Caerhays Castle in the gardens created by J C Williams. No matter what the name it is a beautiful Magnolia with an upright fast growing habit and rich purple coloured blooms. Deciduous. 10 year growth estimate.
Colour: Purple Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 4m