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Red leaved trees


By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

Is there a deciduous tree that has red leaves throughout the season?



Acer Palmatum 'bloodgood' or a copper beach but these get enormous.

12 Jul, 2009


Acer palmatum "Bloodgood" is actually deep brownish purple, and only gets to 16 feet, eventually. Otherwise there's Acer 'Burgundy Lace', Acer 'Chitoseyama' (spreading growth habit), eventually 10 feet tall. The most red leaved variety, though, is Acer palmatum 'atropurpureum', which gets about 10/12 feet high, and carries darkish red leaves, but more distinctly red than any of the others.

12 Jul, 2009


Thanks for the information. I will chase them up on Google to get more info, especially pictures.
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12 Jul, 2009


I'd recommend a red hazel, as these have beautiful purple leaves and also produce edible red coloured hazel nuts. There are also red leaved cherry plums, such as Prunus Cerasifera.
I know these are purple rather than red, but both of these are very easy to grow and do well in a variety of soils.
Purple beech is also very attractive but can be more difficult to grow.

12 Jul, 2009

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