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Trees the Colour Purple

These are trees that are really hard to photograph but look sensational in the garden. These are a must for beautiful contrast.

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

A beautiful small tree growing to approximately four metres in height. Produces dark purple leaves in spring, turning redish in the summer months before turning scarlet in autumn. Great multi-seasonal foliage colour.

Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'

This is a flashy crimson foliaged maple with dense upright branching. It has a compact growth habit with it's large crimson leaves in summer turning to gold and orange in autumn. Adds great colour contrast foliage. A small tree with greyish black bark that is lightly textured.

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

This deciduous upright Japanese maple has stunning dark-purplish, almost black-red serrated leaves into late summer, turning bright crimson in autumn. Photos really don't do it any justice. The fruits are paired samaras (wing shaped) and hang from the tree in clusters. It is one of the taller of the japanese maples, growing to about 5m tall.

Cotinus coggygria 'Grace'

Smoke Bush

This deciduous shrub/tree has beautiful reddish/purple leaves darkening in summer. This variety turns a range of beautiful colours in autumn such as orange, red and yellow. The flower plumes are greyish giving an enhanced smokey effect.

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

This small, attractive tree has spectacular heart-shaped, burgundy coloured leaves that continually change colour throughout the year. A rich purple in spring, the foliage transforms to green over summer, followed by a multi-coloured autumn display in tones of red, apricot and gold. The branches have a distinctive, smooth, dark brown wood which contrasts well with the blossom like pink flowers that are borne before the re-emergence of leaves in spring.

Betula pendula 'Black Prince'

Purple Birch

This is an attractive Birch tree with fine dark red to purple foliage with dark coloured stems. Its size and shape makes it ideal for group and avenue plantings.


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