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Top 5 trees and shrubs with red foliage: autumn magic to your garden

Top 5 trees and shrubs with red foliage: autumn magic to your garden

In order to make the garden attractive, there are many kinds of garden decor, however, live plants can be a decoration. Ornamental plants are distinguished brightness and beauty of flowers, unusual fruits and foliage color. In the summer the main color of garden green on this background always look great flowers. However, trees with leaves of a different color on the background of green dominant look very impressive.

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If the yellow leaves are all used, red always admired. Trees whose leaves turn purple in autumn, much smaller, and the color red in nature is one of the most beautiful and bright. When the flowers wither, the garden is empty, and this emptiness can fill ornamental trees and shrubs with leaves of an unusual color scheme.

Barberry Admiration

Admiration barberry — Burgundy and purple leaves, banded look no less impressive than the bright autumn colors, especially expressive in single compositions

Contender #1 is a bright, handsome barberry

Barberry is one of the most common shrubs for garden decoration. This is not surprising, as it is hardy and has excellent decorative qualities.

Some varieties of this shrub have an unusual color of the leaves – Burgundy (barberry Thunberg), others with the advent of autumn turn bright red. Ottawa auricoma of barberry, a shrub with purple-red leaves that in autumn become red-orange.

Varieties of barberry Thunberg

Varieties of barberry Thunberg with a green trim leaves. You can plant in the garden shrubs of different species, in this case your garden to preserve the beauty and brightness of colors up to the first frosts

Thanks to the excellent decorative properties are barberry is good everywhere – in single crop in groups with other plants and hedge. Shrubs are not cut, but shaping and grooming make them more accurate, especially in the hedge.


A hedge of shrubs barberry looks great on the background of grass and gravel paths, caring for it is minimal, and the garden looks nice and neat

Barberry Thunberg and Ottawa are the most common. Beautiful «CompanyName» these shrubs are conifers – Cossack juniper, arborvitae, pine. Wonderful composition will form in the autumn of barberry in company with deciduous shrubs yellow.

Dwarf barberry as if designed for miniature compositions – on the lawn, in a stony garden, to create mixborders or curb. When planting composition of several shrubs it is desirable that a variety of shapes visible from everywhere.

the berries of barberry

When ripe berries of barberry leaves and red shrub looks doubly attractive, especially on a bright green lawn

Barberry is now sold in garden centers, so if you stopped your choice on this cute decorative shrub, you can buy it without problems.

The role of shrubs in the garden should not be underestimated. To them the garden looks warm and cozy. Shrubs well smooth out sharp corners, and their beautiful leaves are not in need of constant care.

Contender #2 red maple

This kind of maple is used extensively in landscaping. Trees with red leaves native to Southeast Asia and North-Eastern Canada. The Japanese for centuries were breeding varieties krasnoshtanova maple. The tree seedlings are now sold in nurseries. The red maple, in addition to purple leaves in autumn, beautiful shape of the crown. Depending on the variety, it can be columnar or rounded, ovate. Subtle leaf print crown looks openwork.

Red maple

Red maple on a background of Golden autumn garden is ablaze with fire — a spectacular sight and very beautiful. You can try to create something similar in my garden

Genevey maple

Genevey Japanese maple miniature tree with an openwork pattern of leaves. He will look great Japanese garden, in compositions with large boulders. Sometimes it is grown in pots which can be moved to different places

The most beautiful, spectacular types of Japanese maple:

  •  Acer palmatum – fan (benevity);
  •  Acer shirasawanum – maple Shirasawa;
  •  Acer japonicum – Japanese red maple.

Tree with red leaves looks beautiful in any fit and group, and single. Red maple is vulnerable to direct sunlight, it is best planted in light shade, not in the open area.

These trees can beautify a patio, look good in groups with dark conifers. As red maple is an Eastern visitor in our gardens, for garden decor in Asian style is the perfect tree. Under the umbrella crown of the tree, you can plant flowers that grow well in shade and partial shade.

Red sunset

Maple varieties Red Sunset. Mature trees in a small group planting well grown and decorate the front lawn

Kidney red maple – large and bright red, the tree is very beautiful and during Bud break, so its decorative qualities are manifested not only in the autumn.

Contender #3 — elegant southern sumac

Sumac in nature, it grows in regions with a rather warm climate in the Crimea, the Caucasus, southern Russia, on the Mediterranean coast. With the onset of autumn the leaves of this tall shrub be grey, orange or purple (the color depends on the variety of smoke tree). At first blush streaks, and then in bright color painted sheet.


The smoke tree is very beautiful and the leaves and blossoms looking like pink fluffy whisk that you can use to create different compositions

In the middle zone of Russia sumac are well established and widely used as an ornamental plant. Good in single and group plantings, forming a gorgeous hedges. The shrub likes Sunny glade, sheltered from the wind. Sumac is hardy, resistant to diseases, pests rarely affect this shrub. The decorative qualities can be strengthened, having been engaged in the formation of the Bush.

Frequently we have a variety of smoke tree:

  •  Flame;
  •  Purpureus;
  •  Grace.

Grade Royal Purper popular in Europe, but in colder climates can freeze.

If you have on the site are slopes, rocky soil, sumac they are well accustomed, and will decorate your garden at any time of the year. In addition to the beautiful colors of foliage in autumn, it’s beautiful during the flowering – blossoms form a pink fluffy Michelacci, making the shrub attractive and elegant.

Sumac fence

A hedge of blossoming smoke tree with purple leaves — the ornament of the site and a way to hide unsightly buildings

If you decide to decorate your garden sumac, keep in mind that it grows well, so she needs space. Small seedling will eventually become a luxurious sprawling Bush or small tree.

Contender #4 — decorative Apple tree

Decorative Apple tree in beauty compared to Sakura she is beautiful in the flowering period, when dotted with many pink flowers, and when the apples are red and harmonize with the color of the foliage, this little tree is no less great.

Decorative Apple tree

Is removed from the top crown of a blossoming ornamental Apple trees. As a rule, this tree crown is round in shape, not in need of formation. Blooming pink or purple flowers of the Apple tree as a Princess in your garden

Especially good decorative Apple tree with red leaves in a single crop, when all attention is focused on her beauty, but also a few trees planted along the track at the fence, look great. The tree will help to place in the garden right accents, to allocate even a shaded area.

One of the remarkable properties of a decorative Apple is its simplicity, resistance to adverse atmospheric factors. She is not afraid of strong frosts, so that it can grow, and in a rather harsh climate.

Decorative Apple fruit

The fruit in combination with leaves looks very harmonious, bright, plus they are quite tasty. Living decor garden plot in the fall and spring time

There are many varieties of this tree, which can occupy the Central place in the garden composition on your site. The color of the leaves and petals may be different, the same can be said about the shape of the crown, so if you stop your choice on a decorative Apple tree, examine all the varieties and tree species.

Contender #5 — red plum (plum)

Red plum is another undemanding tree which can be successfully used in landscape garden design. She has dark Burgundy leaves and fruits of the same color. The tree to reach the fruit. Red plum lends itself well to the forming – we can form a spherical crown, it is good and as free-growing tree, and as hedges. The height of the hedge can be any from the quite high (2 m and above) up to 60-70 cm. Such a hedge can be a great decoration and to hide from prying eyes your site. As ornamental Apple, plum resistant to diseases and pests.

If you want to create in their area a truly original garden and are fond of ornamental plants, be sure to pay attention to krasnolistnye trees and shrubs. Summer and autumn they will help to place in the garden of the right accents to create a wonderful composition. The plot will look brighter, more colorful any time of year except the cold winter weather. And fruit plants with decorative foliage – plum, Apple, barberry, the fall also appreciate the tasty fruits.

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