Known as the wedding-cake tree, because of its distinctive, horizontal, tiered habit, this tree makes a lovely focal point for a small to medium-sized garden. It has bright green leaves with bold, creamy-white margins, which turn red-purple in autumn and produces clusters of white flowers in June. Although it tolerates dappled shade, it performs best in fertile, moisture-retentive soil in full sun.
Photo taken in summer to show foliage.
This is a variegated flowering dogwood that produces a magnificent display. The tree or shrub starts in May with fulsome white 'flowers' as the leaves unfurl themselves. Then there is yellow and green foliage for the summer. The effect of a well grown specimen during summer is quite rich and elegant with spreading, near horizontal branches and large green leaves with a yellow margin, giving a lustrous dappled sunlight effect. Autumn colour is generally good in this cultivar with the yellow margin turning scarlet while the leaf centre is reddish purple.
Eventual height and spread 6x8m
Enjoys Full sun/partial shade inw well-drained soil.
A remarkable and lovely form.
The delicate filigree leaves remain gold throughout the summer ending in an autumn display of orange and golden tints.
It also has the same shaggy soft cinnamon bark as M. glyptostroboides. It is slower growing than the normal ‘Dawn Redwood’ and produces little shade due to its thin conical shape. Ideal for planting near water as it particularly enjoys moist conditions.
This small tree has stiffly pendulous branches that form an umbrella-shape. It produces silvery catkins with golden anthers in late winter. In summer it is clad in oval leaves. It is often seen as a specimen in gardens and alongside ponds. It is a popular tree for confined spaces because it never exceeds its allocation. It benefits from pruning to reduce the numbers of pendulous branches and to give it some elegance.
Enjoys full sun/partial shade in well-drained soil.
This recent introduction is a striking variety of the Dawyck beech. It has lovely foliage which starts the season as gold and then develops into a beautiful greenish-gold that glistens when it catches the sunlight. It is a slender tree and, although it may plump out a bit with maturity, retains its elegance.
Eventual height and spread 18x7m
Enjoys full sun/partial shade in moisture retentive but well-drained soil.