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.
Beautiful in spring with a bountiful display of fragrant deep pink blossom that is followed by ornamental purple-red fruit. The foliage is red toned and intensifies in colour prior to leaf fall. A highly ornamental tree with a narrow pyramidal habit. Plant in a sunny spot. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m
A unique species from Asia with very distinctive maple-like leaves that are glossy green in summer and turn a vivid range of orange and scarlet shades in autumn. The large clusters of single white flowers in spring are followed by pear shaped fruit of greenish yellow flushed with red. Taller growth habit and very worthwhile for many situations.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4-5m
A highly ornamental Japanese species with a strong erect, narrow habit. White tinged with pink spring blossom followed by new foliage that is silvery green turning glossy green over summer. Spectacular autumn display with leaves turning many shades from purple and copper through orange to yellow. The small 'apples' are green flushed with red. Deciduous.
Colour: White / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 4m
A popular cultivar for smaller gardens or container growing due to its narrow columnar habit. The pink spring blossom opens from tight scarlet buds and is followed by bright yellow 'apples' that are blushed with red. Hardy, tolerant and disease resistant. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
As a general rule Crabapples are more tolerant of adverse soil conditions than other blossom trees and are long lived and hardy. They will do their best planted in the sun in well drained soil.
Colour: Pink Habit: Columnar Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m
A superb Crab-apple bred in NZ and named after Mr Hayward Wright. Beautiful white blossom in spring followed by a plentiful supply of large crimson fruits that hold on the tree through winter. Wine coloured summer foliage. Prefers a sunny well drained position. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3 x 3m
Wonderful quick growing shade tree that is tolerant of just about any conditions (including wind), easy to grow. Strong straight stem with smooth greyish bark. Panicles of fragrant lilac flowers in spring followed by berries that birds love. Deep green long narrow leaves. Deciduous.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 5m
Dawn Redwood. This ancient Chinese Conifer was rediscovered in the 1940's and is now grown throughout the world. A handsome tree with ferny green foliage and 'shaggy' brown bark. The foliage turns gold-bronze prior to leaf fall. Likes the sun and fertile soil. The Height is 10 year estimate. Deciduous.
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 12m x 6m
NZ bred hybrid producing a pillar shaped small tree. Ivory-white blooms with a light scent are produced in profusion from mid-spring to early summer. Furry, rusty-brown bud caps are a delight. Light frost tolerance. Fertile, well drained, acid soils preferred. Sun or light shade. Evergreen
Colour: White Habit: Columnar Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m
Desirable, weeping form of the highly ornamental Mulberry tree. The glossy large heart shaped leaves always look fresh. Small edible fruits appear in spring and are loved by birds! Give this special tree the space to spread its lovely pendulous branch formation. Deciduous.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std 2m
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Chinese Tupelo. A desirable ornamental tree which is highly rated for its spectacular autumn colour. New growth in spring is tinged red gradually turning green for summer, tones of intense red and yellow prior to leaf fall. Prefers moisture retentive soil, sun or part shade. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.
Nyssa resent being moved so choose your planting spot with care. If at all possible avoid an extremely windy site.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 5m