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SERVICING CANBERRA, QUEANBEYAN, YASS, BUNGENDORE AND THE SOUTHERN TABLELANDS

One of the best things about living in a colder climate is the autumn colours that glow around Canberra, Yass and Bungendore from April through till June.  Along the Parliamentary Triangle, Parliament House, Dunrossil Drive to Weston Park and Yarralumla you can’t miss the colours of autumn.

If it’s autumn colour you are after now is the time to go to the nursery and see them on show.  Or walk around your neighbourhood and pick up some leaves and take them to the nursery to identify.  We love Heritage Nursery in Yarralumla for their choice of plant stock and for their staff who are knowledgeable and keen to help. If you are feeling more adventurous nothing beats a trip to Winterhill Tree Farm in Canyonleigh – they have a great website too.

Before you purchase any trees think about the mature size and spread of the tree and whether you are looking for shade in summer, flowers in spring or something that is drought hardy.

Our top ten autumn trees for 2018

There are so many great autumn trees it’s impossible to choose a favourite.   We’ve selected the autumn trees we know are drought hardy once established, frost hardy and have appeal beyond autumn.  Here’s our top 10 picks for Canberra and the local region to get some colour in your backyard:

Manchurian pear / Pyrus ussuriensis 

  • Autumn leaves bronze – scarlet
  • Flowers – white
  • Size -medium size tree
  • Shape – conical
  • Growth rate – fast

Pin Oak – Quercus palustris

  • Autumn leaves – scarlet red
  • Flowers –
  • Size – large size tree
  • Shape – pyramid
  • Growth rate – fast

Chinese Pistachio – Pistacia chinensis 

  • Autumn leaves – yellow – orange & red
  • Flowers – small white
  • Size –  medium size tree
  • Shape – round headed
  • Growth rate – medium

Crepe Myrtle – Lagerstroemia

  • Autumn leaves – bronze – red – yellow
  • Flowers – variety colours
  • Size –  small size tree
  • Shape – vase
  • Growth rate – medium

Japanese Maple – Acer palmatum

  • Autumn leaves – bright orange and red
  • Flowers –
  • Size –  small size tree
  • Shape – round
  • Growth rate – slow

Golden Ash – Fraxinus excelsior Aurea

  • Autumn leaves – bright yellow
  • Flowers – tiny purple
  • Size –  medium size tree
  • Shape – columnular
  • Growth rate – medium

Persian Witchhazel – Parrotia persica

  • Autumn leaves – yellow, orange and crimson
  • Flowers – yellow
  • Size –  small size tree
  • Shape – vase
  • Growth rate – slow

Persimmon Fuyu – Diospyros kaki

  • Autumn leaves – reds, yellow and bright orange
  • Flowers –
  • Size –  medium size tree
  • Shape – vase
  • Growth rate – medium

Guelder rose – Viburnum opulus

  • Autumn leaves – reds and orange
  • Flowers – magnificent white hydrangea style
  • Size –  large size shrub
  • Shape – round
  • Growth rate – medium

Sugar Maple – Acer saccharum

  • Autumn leaves – reds, yellow and orange
  • Flowers –
  • Size –  large size tree
  • Shape – oval
  • Growth rate – medium