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.
A showy and worthy addition to any garden. A tall multi-branched shrub that simply flowers it head off. The blooms are deep reddish violet with white interiors with the added bonus of a soft fragrance. Plant in acid soil and shelter from harsh winds. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Purple / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m
Large bowl shaped rose pink flowers open from furry buds in spring. The blooms are softly fragrant and in appear in generous quantities when the tree is still quite young. Happiest in a sunny sheltered position with acid soil. Deciduous. Est.10.yr.growth.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m
Another beautiful NZ Hybrid bred my Vance Hooper that will intoxicate you with large blooms of wine red that make a stunning display in late winter. Happiest in acid soil with shelter from strong winds. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m
This beautiful Magnolia is indeed a sweetheart with large soft pink blooms with a deeper pink centre. Developed in NZ by Mr Peter Cave. The flowers are fragrant and appear from late winter until spring. Plant in a sunny, sheltered spot in well drained acid soil. Deciduous. Est.10.yr.growth.
As this Magnolia has a columnar habit i.e. narrow upright growth it is a perfect choice for smaller gardens.
Colour: Pink Habit: Columnar Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m
Add a 'Touch of Class' to your garden with this NZ Bred and very beautiful Magnolia. Rich deep wine-purple blooms with a silky white interior appear in abundance about mid spring. Flowers from a young age. Plant in acid soil and protect from harsh winds. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Red / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m
Bred in NZ by Ian Baldick this beautiful Magnolia has spectacular large blooms of rose pink. The flowers appear late in spring and have a delightful perfume. This Magnolia is considered easy to grow and very hardy, certainly worth a prime position in the garden. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Magnolias grow best in a sunny, sheltered position with protection from strong winds. They prefer a well drained, acid soil and don't like lime. They appreciate a nice layer of mulch around their roots from time to time and in my opinion are one of the most rewarding and beautiful trees to grace any garden.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3.5m
When my first Magnolia Vulcan came into flower it literally stopped me in my tracks and I just had to stand and stare at its elegant beauty. The flowers are deep wine- pink and beautifully cupped. A magnificent specimen tree. Will perform its best protected from harsh wind. Deciduous. PVR.
Magnolia 'Vulcan' was bred by the Jury family of Taranaki - leaders in introducing new and exciting Magnolias to gardeners world-wide.
Colour: Red / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m
A NZ raised hybrid from Queenstown. Selected for the outstanding display of golden yellow Crabapples that decorate the horizontal branches from autumn into winter. Spring flowers are white opening from pink buds. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Deciduous.
Colour: White / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m
A NZ raised hybrid from Queenstown. Selected for the outstanding display of golden yellow Crabapples that decorate the horizontal branches from autumn into winter. Spring flowers are white opening from pink buds. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Deciduous.Est.10yr.height.
Colour: White / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 2.5m
Siberian Crabapple, upright semi spreading grower. Pink buds opening to large white flowers. Bears showy dark red-violet fruits by late summer persisting into midwinter. A prolonged chilling is needed in winter to initiate flowering the following spring. Deciduous
Colour: White Habit: Oval rounded Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m