Now is the time to order or purchase your bare rooted trees. Our tree guru Steve Griffiths has put together his top 5 list of deciduous tree species to plant in Canberra gardens this winter that will make your neighbours smile and add to the value of your property.
1. Malus floribunda – aka the flowering crab apple has an abundance of flowers in late spring and red fruit in autumn. It is ideal for small gardens, large pots and courtyards. Steve loves the weeping variety.
2. Acer palmatum – Japanese Maple has beautiful autumn colours and ‘Sangokaku’ has coral red branches in winter. There are many varieties and shapes to choose from including really small pot size cultivars. They prefer protection from wind and from hot afternoon sun. Steve recommends the fastiagated shape (column) that makes an ideal screen in an area with limited space.
3. Prunus Serrulata – Japanese Cherry has a beautiful lasting double flower blossom. It loves deep moist soils and to be sheltered from hot winds. This deciduous treasure allows the sun to come in during winter.
4. Nyssa sylvatica commonly known as the black or sour gum is actually not a gum tree. Nyssa is a lovely conical shaped tree which will bring form and amazing colour to any garden. This medium sized, deciduous tree is ideal for Canberra backyards but likes moist soil.
TreeWorks can advise you on how to get your trees looking their best, increase the sunlight for winter, maximize growth for shade cover, or shape a tree to enhance its beauty.
Stay tuned for our next post about what to look for when you are selecting a tree.
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