Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ AGm
A top pick for its heart-shaped leaves, which turn an intense deep-purple in autumn. As well as spectacular foliage, there are small pink flowers in spring. Reaches over 25ft (7.5m) eventually, but is slow growing. H&S: 26ft (8m).
Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’ AGm
This compact variety of maple has attractive thin leaves with jagged, serrated edges and turn a striking shade of scarlet in the autumn. Easy to look after and doesn’t need pruning. HxS: 61⁄2x10ft (2x3m).
Cornus kousa var. chinensis
Lovely for small gardens, with leaves that are deep-red/purple in the autumn, accompanied by round pink fruit resembling strawberries. In June, it has small green flowers with white bracts that turn pink. HxS: 23x16ft (7x5m).