Plant a tree for autumn
Whatever size your garden theres a tree that will fit the bill and provide structure and colour for years to come
Trees give a garden height, form, privacy and shade and add interest all year round. Theyre also a welcome perch for wild birds. There are lots of varieties that fit limited spaces, so you can always find room, even in a small garden. Bear in mind the eventual size they'll grow to when choosing a spot, and plant away from walls and houses.
Best species for an autumn display
● Amelanchier lamarckii Small deciduous tree or shrub with showy white flowers in early spring, turning to red and purple fruits later in the year forstunning autumn colour.
● Sorbus commixta Embley has bright berries and coloured leaves in autumn following small white or pink flowers in spring/summer.
● Malus Butterball Masses of flowers in spring, then branches are weighed down with fruit that turn flushed red in autumn.
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