Tree and shrub planting season is here! Trees with autumn colour are a must in the garden. Many trees are just green, changing to brown before dropping and looking like bare twigs. Choosing a tree or shrub with autumn colour will add another dimension to your planting schemes. Many will turn to shades of lime green, post box red, orange or golden yellows, all of which catch the autumn light beautifully..

Shrubs to consider:

Hamamelis ‘Arnold Promise, Cornus ‘midwinter fire’,Cornus ‘Sibirica’, Berberis ‘Dawinii’, Camellia ‘Sasanqua’, Euonymous ‘Red Cascade’, Cotinus ‘Grace’ and Cotinus ‘Royal purple’.

Trees to consider:

Cercis ‘Canadensis’ (Forest pansy), Amelanchia Lamarckii ‘Ballerina’, Acer ‘Beni-maiko’, Acer ‘Orange dream’, Acer ‘Trompenburg’, Liquid Ambar and Sorbus varieties.