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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, MAY 4, 2013
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ROGER'S FAVOURITE AUTUMN TREES
Famous for their incredible autumn foliage display, Japanese Maples can be
chosen now at good garden centres while they're in full autumn colour. Check
out the weeping varieties such as Acer dissectum Viridis -- green turning to
incredible yellow and then orange red tones and Acer dissectum Crimson
Queen -- with rich crimson spring foliage turning to a deeper purple-red over
summer, then brilliant autumn tones of scarlet red.
Probably the most popular of the small to medium deciduous specimen trees,
the Dogwoods are available in a large range of species, with varying sized
varieties and flower colour.
Check out the Cornus florida varieties. These North American natives are
compact, early flowering, with white, pink or rose red flowers, green or
variegated foliage that are easily accommodated in all gardens. The Cornus
kousa varieties are of Asian origin, flowering about four weeks after the C
florida varieties. They tend to be a little taller with upright ascending slightly
spreading branches, once again in flower shades of cream, white, pink and
rose red. The best varieties are Cherokee Chief -- rose red -- and Cherokee
Princess -- creamy white -- then there's the aristocratic Cornus Eddies White
Wonder with its larger creamy white flowers on a medium rounded tree. All
Dogwoods have the added bonus of spectacular autumn colours from orange,
red to intense purple crimson tones that really glow in the autumn sun.
Cercis Forest Pansy is the best variety for autumn colour, with large heart
shaped reddish purple leaves that intensify in colour to orange through to
crimson red. It has the added advantage of small, deep pink single pea like
flowers on the bare stems in the spring. It is really sought after but is best
away from strong buffeting winds.
Making a perfect hardy topiary on a wide range of standard sizes, Gumball
has a very dense shrubby habit with leaves that will persist for an extended
period turning orange-red to wine-purple well into winter. It loves an open
sunny spot which really intensifies the autumn colours. Trim lightly to
preserve the shape just prior to the spring growth bursting.
By ROGER MARTIN
Martin's Garden Design and Maintenance
Liquidamber Gumball: A perfect, hardy topiary with
leaves turning orange-red to wine-purple well into
During May the hint of winter is evident
throughout the whole garden, which is indicated
by the slowing down of the rate of growth of
most plants, and autumn is traditionally the best
time for planting most plants and trees. The
problem chores of weeding, cultivation, pest and
disease control become far less demanding,
allowing us to concentrate on soil preparation for
both spring and summer planting. Autumn
planting also gives trees time to establish before
the onset of a hot dry summer, and soil
conditions are often better in autumn than
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