Autumn colour for your garden
Many people have commented on the fiery red autumn colour of one of my Acer Japonicas which I posted recently. I have several others in the garden, all from the same batch of seeds. However, these do not come true from seed, so it is a game of chance growing them this way.
I do have another autumn red beauty. This is a Nyssa Sylvatica (common name Black Tupelo). I bought this after seeing the magnificent specimen at RHS Wisley, theirs being a magnificent specimen growing in the 7-acre field which I saw one September at its very best, every leaf a tomato-red. I later discovered there is a variety Nyssa Sylvatica var. ‘Wisley’, presumably a plant grown from a graft of this tree. I’ve had my tree now for ten years and it is still quite small but is colouring up nicely and draws comments from everyone who passes.
It’s interesting to search for this on Google. There are some lovely pictures there.
- 6 Oct, 2009
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