The Amelanchier tree and its varieties are known for their stunning spring blooms and lovely autumn colour. These are small deciduous trees (which can also be grown as shrubs) have many common names including shadbush, shadwood, shadblow, Snowy Mespilus, juneberry or serviceberry.
When it comes to specimen trees, weeping birch trees are one of the most popular choices. With a stunning pendulous habit and showy bark, weeping birch tree varieties make a lovely focus of interest in the garden. Weeping Birch varieties vary in size and the colour of the foliage, which means that there is an ideal match for every landscape.
Quince or Cydonia Oblonga, to give it its full botanical name, is a heritage fruit tree that is slowly but surely finding its way back to Britain’s gardens, where its pretty blossoms, versatile fruit and good autumn colour offer multiple seasons of interest. As medium-sized cultivars, quince trees grow to be around 3 to 4.5 metres tall once fully mature. Even though it is quite lovely when enveloped in pink-tinged flowers during the spring, quince is at its best in the autumn. Contrasted by warm hues of yellow, orange and red of the foliage, golden-yellow, knobbly, apple-like fruits steal the spotlight.
A magnificent tree species, the Purple Beech is a deciduous, broadleaf variety and an attractive sight in the English landscape, providing luscious contrast to the myriad shades of green. This was an attribute clearly understood by Capability Brown, who planted the Purple Beech so strategically in many of his grand landscape designs. Read more Purple Beech Hedging Plants – Fagus Sylvatica Atropunicea ›