PLANTS GROWN FOR COLOURFUL AUTUMN FOLIAGE

CATEGORIES:  Shrubs & Climbers |  Trees

Many deciduous trees and shrubs have leaves that turn beautiful colours in autumn before they shed for winter. Green leaves turn to shades of yellow and gold, orange, scarlet and red before turning brown and falling to the ground. These plants are revered in colder climates for adding a special dimension to the ornamental garden. Their presence and the impact that they make in the garden is enormous. Use them to add an extra dimension to your garden. Always remember that cold temperatures are usually necessary to help intensify leaf colouration in autumn.

SHRUBS AND CLIMBERS

 

Acer palmatum
CUT LEAF JAPANESE MAPLE
Ceratostigma willmottianum
CHINESE PLUMBAGO
Hydrangea quercifolia
OAK-LEAF HYDRANGEA

D

D

D

Nandina domestica
SACRED BAMBOO
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
VIRGINIA CREEPER
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
BOSTON IVY

C D C D
Spiraea japonica
MAY BUSH
Viburnum opulus
JAPANESE SNOWBALL
Viburnum plicatum
D D D
Vitis vinifera
GRAPEVINE
Weigela florida   Wisteria sinensis
BLUE RAIN
C D D C D

DECIDUOUS:  Plants that shed or lose foliage annually at the end of their growing season.
EVERGREEN:  Plants that retain their green leaves throughout the year.
INDIGENOUS:  Plants that originate or occur naturally in a place; native.

TREES

Acer palmatum
JAPANESE MAPLE
Acer rubrum
RED MAPLE
Betula pendula
SILVER BIRCH
D D D
Bridelia micrantha
MITZEERIE
Celtis africana
WHITE STINKWOOD
Combretum krausii
FOREST BUSH WILLOW
I D I D I
Commiphora harveyi
RED-STEM CORKWOOD
Cornus florida
DOGWOOD
Diospyros kaki
PERSIMMON
I D D D
Ginkgo biloba
MAIDENHAIR TREE
Liquidambar styraciflua
SWEET GUM
Liriodendron tulipifera
TULIP TREE
D D D
Platanus acerifolia
LONDON PLANE
Prunus serrulata
JAPANESE FLOWERING CHERRY
Quercus palustris
PIN OAK
D D D
Taxodium distichum
SWAMP CYPRESS
D

DECIDUOUS:  Plants that shed or lose foliage annually at the end of their growing season.
FRUIT:  Plants that produce fruit.
INDIGENOUS:  Plants that originate or occur naturally in a place; native.

Whilst every care and caution has been taken in compiling these lists in terms of correctness and accuracy, Blackwood’s, nor any of their employees can be held liable or responsible if any of the recommendations are found to be incorrect in any way whatsoever. They are merely a guide to help gardeners and staff in finding solutions to gardening problems. All plants listed may not be available for sale at times. They do however all grow in the greater Pietermaritzburg area and surrounding districts and are to be found growing successfully in gardens.