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.
'Mop Top' forms a ball of fresh lustrous foliage on a sturdy lollipop stem. Makes a strong statement in any planting scheme especially avenue planting. Equally fabulous in a large container. Hardy and tolerant of most conditions except wet feet. Trim to maintain shape and required size. Deciduous.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Stdcm x cm
The 'Japanese Pagoda' is a stunning weeping tree with branches that cascade to the ground. The deep green oval leaflets turn soft yellow in autumn. In summer creamy white pea like flowers appear in large clusters on mature trees. A special feature tree for the garden or a container. Deciduous.
Colour: Cream / White Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std
Silver Whitebeam. A beautiful deciduous tree with bold leathery leaves that are covered in dense creamy-white woolly 'hairs' during spring-summer. The leaves mature to grey-green eventually turning gold prior to leaf fall. Small cream flowers in spring are followed by orange-red berries. Est.10yr.growth.
Sorbus do best in areas that have cold winters. They like a sunny spot to grow in and deep soil that does not completely dry out in summer.
Colour: Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3.5m
'Eastern Promise' is a small deciduous tree with an oval crown, an upright habit with pinnate leaves that turn pruple and orange-red in autumn and clusters of small white flowers followed by rose-pink berries.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 4m
A beautiful small tree of upright habit. The large green leaves are composed of 15 or more serrated leaflets with silvery undersides. Dense clusters of small, rose red fruits over summer and carry well into winter. Hardy
Upright form of Mountain Ash with grey-green foliage contrasting well with the large bunches of scarlet berries through summer and autumn. Berries best in colder districts. This hardy tree can tolerate heat or cold, strong winds and low humidity.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15m x 6m
Beautiful small tree with a slender smooth trunk and a spreading fan like branch structure. Graceful dark green oval leaves with a scalloped edge. Clusters of fragrant white 'snowdrop' shaped bells hang gracefully from the branches in late spring. Well worth planting. Deciduous.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m
Something just a little different - a deciduous conifer and unlike its other family members happy to grow in swampy wet areas. Attractive soft ferny green foliage in spring, in autumn this turns a warm rusty brown before falling. Fibrous red brown bark and a nice sturdy trunk complete the picture.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 4m
Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm ?
Container: pb18 ?
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Current Stock Height: 220/260 cm ?
Container: pb28 ?
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Swamp Cypress - Weeping. A unique deciduous conifer that has attractive green ferny foliage that turns golden brown before leaf fall. Interesting fibrous bark and 'knobbly knees' that grow from the roots. This form has pendulous side branches giving the tree a naturally graceful habit.
Taxodium 'McLaren' Falls will grow happily in moist to wet soil but will also tolerate growing in normal garden soil as long as it does not completely dry out in summer. Named for where it was discovered - McLaren Falls in the Kaimai Ranges.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1m