In THE GARDEN WITH SYDNEY’S PLANT MARKET
Now that winter is here, it’s the perfect time to select and plant a deciduous tree in your garden. Deciduous trees are dormant during winter making them easy to transport and plant without any fuss. They will establish a root system over the winter months which will maximise your spring growth. Also at this time of year, the nursery has the best selection of deciduous trees. They are available in larger quantities and are sometimes bare rooted, making them more economical to purchase.
The advantage of having a deciduous tree in your garden is that they provide excellent shade when needed in the summer months, but they allow the sun to shine through and warm your home in the winter months. They add beauty to your surroundings and can add colour and interest to a landscape. A row of deciduous trees can help define a space and add privacy to a yard.
Before coming to the nursery, it’s a good idea to think about the space you have for your tree and what the purpose of your tree will be. Do you want a small, medium or large tree, one with flowers or one which may have spectacular foliage colour? Maybe you are looking for just one specimen tree to stand out in your front garden or courtyard, or a tree to give you summer shade. There are trees to suit very narrow spots as well as trees which could be planted along a border or avenue. Whatever your requirements are, there is certainly a tree available for you.
Once you have decided on your space and specific purpose for the tree, it’s just a matter of choosing from our huge range at the nursery. For a narrow space or to use as a centrepiece in a garden bed, a spring flowering weeping cherry could be a perfect choice. Ornamental cherries come grafted on a short or tall stem and usually in shades of pink or whites. If flowers are not your thing then maybe a weeping maple is for you. The standout foliage colours of lime greens, through to oranges and reds make the weeping maple a fantastic selection.
You may be after a feature tree which is a little larger such as a flowering plum. The plums have a deep purple leaf and the prettiest pink flowers in spring. They range in height from three to four metres high and have a nice v shape. Another small to medium flowering tree is the range of crepe myrtles. They are renowned for their hardiness and excellent flower colours right through the summer months. Other flowering trees include ornamental pears which have a narrow upright habit. They are best planted in rows along driveways or borders of a property.
The larger standout trees that are readily available are the new varieties of liquidambers, as well as the tulip tree just to name a few. If you have a large space you may be able to plant several different deciduous trees. The different shapes, size and foliage colours add variety and interest to the garden and certainly add value to a property once established.
Let’s also not forget that there is a huge range of deciduous fruiting trees available in winter. Why not plant apples, pears or peach tree. Also available are figs, plums cherries as well as assorted berries.
Whatever your requirements in deciduous trees, now is the time to get the best range and choice. Come and see us at Sydney Plant Market as I am sure there will be a tree or two for you and let’s get planting.