Japanese maple. An extremely elegant, mound-forming, small deciduous tree. Deeply cut leaves turn golden in autumn, Plant in a spot that is sheltered from cold winds; dappled shade preferred. AGM. Fully hardy. 2m
Medium sized, vigorous deciduous tree. Highly recommended for fabulous autumn colour where the mid green leaves turn a fantastic rich crimson. Red flowers on bare stems. Perfect on its own or in a group. Full sun or partial shade. Well drained fertile soil. Hardy. H: 5-6m. S: 10m.
Indian Horse Chestnut. A magnificent specimen tree. Young foliage flushed bronze, matures to deep green and turns orange and yellow in autumn. Very large panicles of pink-white flowers in early summer. (Not susceptible to the leaf miner.) Fully hardy. H: 10-15m. Sun or semi-shade
Deciduous open small tree/shrub. Attractive bronze young leaves which turn dark green then yellow in autumn. Panicles of red centred white flowers in late summer-autumn. H:3-4m. Full sun. Well drained soil. Hardy.
Conical deciduous tree with shiny deep green leaves. Long green catkins in late winter. Unusually for alders, will tolerate dry conditions but prefers moisture. Native to Corsica and mainland Italy. Fully hardy. H:15m
Introduced from China in 1901, with bright orange-red peeling bark and good foliage. Fully hardy, and growing to around 6-8m. Birches thrive on moister soils and young tree respond very well to being watered in their first season or two. Extremely hardy and wind resistant. H:6-8m
Outstanding formal tree with a narrow pyramidal habit. Deciduous with mid green ovate, finely toothed leaves turning yellow in the autumn. Would make a first class lawn specimen. Fruiting catkins conspicuous, to 8cm in length with hop like fruits in late summer. Fertile soil in full sun or dappled shade. Fully hardy. RHS AGM H:10m.