Fo­liage

Amateur Gardening - - Pick Of The Very Best -

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).

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