Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
A perfect choice for small gardens, this slow-growing deciduous tree or large shrub bears heart-shaped, red-purple leaves, which age to vibrant shades of orange and red in autumn. In spring, masses of delightful pink-purple, pea-like flowers are borne along the bare branches before the leaves appear. A magnificent specimen tree for small gardens, Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' can also be grown as a large shrub. This handsome RHS AGM variety is a real talking point and makes a lovely contrast to lime green foliage plants. Height and spread: 10m (33').
- NEW in 2013
- A compact tree for small gardens, creating colour in every season
Crab Apple 'Royalty'
A particularly attractive tree, Crab Apple ‘Royalty’ is unmistakeable for its dark mahogany foliage that turns to scarlet in Autumn. The deep pink springtime apple blossom is followed by dark red fruits that make a fabulous crab apple jelly. Any unpicked fruits will soften after a few frosts to create a sumptuous food source for wild birds. Crab apples are self fertile and if planted near orchard apple trees make excellent pollinators. Rootstock: M6. Height and spread: 3m (10’).
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.
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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Rubrum'
Cut-leaved Japanese Maple, Acer 'Dissectum'
A striking Japanese Maple with graceful arching shoots and a neat, mound forming habit. In autumn, the finely cut, feathery green-red foliage transforms in a blaze of colour to a fiery shade of orange. Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Rubrum' is slow growing, making an ideal focal point for a sheltered position, or an excellent specimen for a large patio container. Height: Up to 2m (6’). Spread: Up to 3m (10’).
- NEW in 2012
- Every garden needs an easy grow acer