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.
Dwarf Japanese Maple. This rare and desirable dwarf tree is slow growing with thin elegant branches. The five lobed leaves begin brick red in spring before turning to purple red and green in summer then gold and orange for it's crowing autumn glory. Very beautiful in a sheltered spot in the garden or in a container. Deciduous.
Your beautiful Maple will be happy if protected from strong hot winds and afternoon sun.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
Japanese Maple. Asahi zuru or Rising sun as it translates has variegation that is creamy-white with pink in spring. Bark can have pink striations through out, especially on newer bark. Fast growing when young, this lovely maple will eventually produce a spreading plant with the variegation becoming more intense with age. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2.5m
An attractive little Japanese Maple with deeply dissected fine foliage in tones of orange-red in early spring turning more green in summer. Nice autumn tones. A strong grower with an upright habit and pendulous branches. Perfect for a sheltered spot in small gardens. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
"Beni Otake" means red bamboo. The foliage emerges red in spring and holds it colour well into summer, before turning bronze and then green. Eventually forms a vase shaped tree. Prefers sun to partial shade in well drained soil. Deciduous. Est. 10 yr. growth.
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
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
Maple rubrum. A handsome form of the Canadian Maple that is valued for the columnar shape and excellent autumn colour. Fresh green, lobed leaves in spring and summer. Plant in a sheltered position with space to flourish. Deciduous.
Colour: Red 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
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.
Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.3m x 1m