Trees for autumn colour

Autumn is a fantastic time of the year, when gardens are ablaze with colour, here we’ve highlighted some of our favorite trees for autumn and winter interest. All have recently been planted for clients, selected for their exquisite bark, foliage colour and beautiful winter flowers.

Prunus serrula ‘Tibetica’
The mahogany bark of this beautiful ornamental cherry shines out in low winter sun. A show stopping tree that’s ideal for a smaller garden. It’s irresistible not to touch the smooth mahogany bark as you pass by. Below pictured with Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ and snowdrops at the wonderful winter garden at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire.

Prunus serrula 'Tibetica'

Prunus serrula 'Tibetica'

Betula utilis
Fantastic white bark is revealed beneath peeling papery layers. Stunning against a dark leafy backdrop, they work particularly well when used as a group to create a woodland feel, as seen in our Leytonstone garden design. Trees are pictured on the nursery at Majestic trees in Hertfordshire.

Betula utilis

Betula utilis

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
A fabulous tree for larger gardens growing up to 25m tall. The autumn leaf colour is breathtaking, the maple-like 5 lobed leaves taking on shades of  purple, orange and yellow. An excellent specimen tree for a focal point position, as seen in our recent garden design Surrey.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’
Beautiful white blossoms appear on this delicate tree through the bleakest months of the year. Flowering intermittently from November to March or even April the pretty semi-double flowers are a delight to see on a crisp winters day.

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'