PER­FECT PLANTS FOR FO­CAL POINTS

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Acer pal­ma­tum ‘Ōsakazuki’

Ja­panese maple with scar­let leaves in au­tumn. It prefers a shel­tered spot in dap­pled shade.

Canna ‘Stri­ata’

Peren­nial with or­ange flow­ers and var­ie­gated leaves. Grow in a tall pot with John Innes No 3 com­post.

Trachy­car­pus for­tunei

Large palm with a distinc­tive hairy trunk and wide leaves. Re­move lower fronds when they get ta y.

Be­tula er­manii ‘Grayswood Hill’

Birch with white bark and good au­tumn fo­liage. A multi-stemmed type makes a great spec­i­men.

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