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.
Weeping Maple. Deep red stems and dissected red foliage from spring to summer intensifying in tone prior to leaf fall. Lovely feature plant that will provide a soft cascading effect in the garden or a special container. Happiest with protection from strong wind. Deciduous.
Habit: Weeping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
The deeply divided foliage of this special Maple goes through several colour changes throughout the season. Starting with orange tones in spring, turning purple then green-bronze and finally bright orange and scarlet in the autumn. The branches are quite pendulous in habit. Deciduous.
Maples are happiest in a sheltered position with protection from the harsh afternoon sun. They like deep cool soil and will happily grow in the garden or a container. Nothing beats them for spring beauty and autumn colour.
Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 3m
A graceful weeping Maple with gently arching branches. The foliage is finely dissected and dark maroon purple. Looks stunning in a container but equally would make an outstanding feature in the garden. Happiest in morning sun or semi-shade with protection from strong winds. Deciduous.
This is a Maple I personally rate for its sheer grace and form. I have grown it for years in several gardens (always in a container) and it never fails to please.
Habit: Weeping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 2m
If you want a weeping maple then this is one of the best. Intricate and delicate soft fresh green foliage on graceful pendulous branches. The autumn tones are gold and yellow. Plant in morning sun or semi-shade and protect from harsh wind. Suitable for a container. Deciduous.
This Maple will be happiest planted in a sheltered position with protection from harsh winds and hot afternoon sun.
Habit: Weeping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm
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Current Stock Height: 100/110 cm ?
Container: pb28 ?
Current Stock Height: 90/110 cm ?
Container: pb18 ?
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An interesting deciduous tree with a tiered branch pattern. In spring the bare branches are smothered in clusters of tiny white blossom. Handsome, glossy green, heart shaped leaves follow. Mellow yellow autumn tones prior to leaf fall. Plant in deep fertile soil in a sheltered spot. Est 10yr.growth.
Flower Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m
We must like this tree because it's growing in our garden. Very aptly named as the foliage is delicately divided and 'lacy' and you guessed it, a ruby wine colour. The foliage has bronze tones as it matures. Forms a graceful round headed small tree. Lovely to sit under. Deciduous.
Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 4m
An Australian variety noted for its smoothness of bark and brilliant autumn tonings. A beautiful specimen tree that will provide a blaze of colour in autumn, 'Festerii' is certainly worth planting. The dense green summer foliage turns to tones of yellow orange and red before leaf fall. Nice pyramidal shape. Plant in deep fertile soil. Deciduous.
'Festerii' is a particularly handsome specimen tree that needs space to grow and develop. The large, lobed, lush foliage is a fresh green in summer before putting on a fantastic autumn display. The autumn leaves hold on the tree well into winter.
A Magnolia with all the right heritage as it was raised at Kew in the 1940's. The buds are a seductive blush rose pink. The blooms are large - 23cm - and fragrant. Plant in a sheltered spot in acid soil.
Flower Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 5m
Deep pink buds that open to a profusion of star shaped blooms in a softer shade of pink. The blooms have a delightful fragrance and appear in early spring. Growth habit is more shrub-like rather than upright. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
The late Leonard Messel was the owner of 'Nymans' the garden where this wonderful Magnolia 'star' was born.
Flower Colour: Pink / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m
This medium sized tree is a real sight in full bloom. The large flowers are fragrant and cup shaped in shades of creamy white and pastel pink with a deeper pink at the base. Plant in a sunny, sheltered spot with acid soil. Delicious and deciduous. Est. 10yr. growth.
Flower Colour: Pink / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4.5m
Awarded an Award of Garden Merit in 1993 this is a lovely deciduous shrub that is quite vigorous and hardy. The silky pink buds open to reveal white shaggy star shaped flowers set against attractive bare branches. Fresh, dark green foliage follows. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
As with most Magnolias 'Waterlily' likes to be protected from strong wind. If planted in full sun mulch the roots well to keep them nice and cool.
Flower Colour: White / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m
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.
Flower Colour: Purple / White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m
Weeping. A graceful, weeping tree with pendulous branches that are covered in masses of rose crimson flowers in spring followed by decorative reddish purple fruits. The emerging spring foliage has red tones before maturing to green. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Flower Colour: Pink Habit: Weeping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2m
Flowering Cherry. This tree is highly prized for the beautiful polished new bark which is a bronze-red coppery tone. Very striking on a mature tree. You also get white blossom in spring and narrow dark green leaves that colour well before leaf fall. Deciduous.
The name 'Serrula' means 'saw toothed' which describes the edge of the leaves.
Flower Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 5m
Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm ?
Container: pb18 ?
Current Stock Height: 150/160 cm ?
Container: pb28 ?
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