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Trees for Autumn Colour

When you think of autumn colour, it’s deciduous trees that come to mind - the red, orange and gold of their leaves falling gently from the trees and crunching underfoot on woodland walks, brightening our days as the nights draw in. We’ve carefully selected the most colourful trees for stunning autumn displays, with varieties suitable for even small gardens. Read our guide for all you need to know about choosing and growing the best autumn trees for you.

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Choose your Trees for Autumn Colour

If you have the space you can choose trees covering the whole autumnal palette of Red (Juneberry), Orange (Snowy Mespilus) and Gold (Judas Tree). For smaller spaces, our favourites include John Downie Crabapple (Orange and Yellow) and Cherry Blossom The Bride (red). Cherry Blossoms are generally a good choice for a spectrum of Autumnal colour - especially Autumnalis Rosea. As for the quintessential Autumn trees? A large Sweetgum(Red, Orange and Yellow) or a more compact Katsura (Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red and Purple!)

Where to grow your Trees for Autumn Colour

Trees with vibrant autumn colour are generally hardy and suited to all fertile, well-drained soils. Make sure to assist growing young trees by staking them and watering in well after planting. For maximum visual impact, choose a position which can be seen from a window on a cold day, or by a path, and always check the mature size of your tree to allow enough space for growth.

Trees for Autumn Colour Care Tips

Give your trees one last watering when the leaves begin to fall, then hold off throughout the Winter. Rake up and compost fallen leaves to allow water and oxygen into the soil. After raking, put a good compost mulch around your tree. Pruning can usually be done in the dormant season - check when this is for your individual tree in our Care Guides.

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Stella Cherry Tree
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Stella Cherry Tree

A familiar old favorite, prized for its flavour

2 options from £32.00
  • One of the UK's most popular varieties
  • Late Harvest - July/August
  • Mutiple size options available inc. 1.5m x 1m Dwarf tree
  • Reliable & Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Mountain Ash Rowan Tree | Sorbus aucuparia
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Mountain Ash Rowan Tree | Sorbus aucuparia

Perfect size & shape, fiery autumn foliage, vibrant winter berries & creamy autumn flowers - What more do you want?

1 option from £45.00 £40.00
  • Beautiful pink berries
  • Spectacular Autumn colour
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Tolerant of pollution
Morello Cherry Tree
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Morello Cherry Tree

The ultimate cherry pie starts here

1 option from £35.00
  • Perfect for pies, tarts, cakes, sauces, jams...
  • Late Harvest - July/August
  • Colt Rootstock: Max size H4m x W4m
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Purple Leaf Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy'

Striking deep purple foliage with candy pink blossom

1 option from from £45.00
  • Flowering in March-April with double pink blossoms
  • Abundance of colour changing fine foliage changing
  • Coppery bark painting the winter landscape
  • Suitable for small gardens
Pink Winter Flowering Cherry Tree | Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'

All year-round flowering cherry tree

1 option from from £45.00
  • Rosy pink flowers November-March
  • Foliage from green to yellow,orange & red in autumn
  • Blossom from November - March
  • Grows between 3-4m x 3-4m
Single Stem Tibetan Cherry Tree | Prunus Serrula

Instant atmosphere with spectacular peeling bark

1 option from from £50.00
  • Eye catching smooth, bronze peeling bark tree
  • Display of small white flowers in the spring
  • Dark green foliage turning rich yellow in autumn
  • Small tree growing to 4x4m
Single Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Pendula Rubra

Candy floss flower statement for your garden

1 option from from £45.00
  • Single rose flowers blooming in March and April
  • Beautiful weeping habit
  • Green foliage turning red and yellow in fall
  • Small in size growing to 3x3m
Pink Pagoda Rowan Tree | Sorbus hupehensis

The perfect choice to add a splash of pink to your garden

1 option from from £45.00
  • Beautiful pink blushed berries
  • Enchantingly beautiful colours for each season
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Compact size - 4x4m
Accolade Cherry Blossom Tree

Early blooming cherry tree with blush pink flowers

1 option from from £45.00
  • One of the earliest blooming cherry trees
  • Display of pale pink, semi-double flowers
  • Mid-green foliage turning orange in autumn
  • Small tree growing to 4x4m
Blushing Bride Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Shogetsu'

Show Stopping late flowering Japanese cherry tree

1 option from from £45.00
  • On of the finest late flowering Japanese cherries
  • Fantastic specimen tree
  • Double white flowers in abundance of clusters
  • Colour changing foliage appearing with the blossom
Summer Sun Cherry Tree
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Summer Sun Cherry Tree

Ironically named–the most reliable cropper in UK climate

1 option from £35.00
  • Very reliable, heavy cropper with good taste
  • Late Harvest - July/August
  • Compact size H4m x W4m - Colt Rootstock
  • Partially Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Sweetgum Tree | Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

Spectacularly colourful pyramidal tree

1 option from from £45.00
  • Perfect shade tree
  • Striking Autumn Colours
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner
  • Green deep-lobed leaves
Great White Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Tai-Haku'

Bright white blossoms twice the size of other varieties

1 option from from £45.00
  • Pure white flowers double in size of any other tree
  • Beautiful colour changing foliage spring to autumn
  • True Japanese style of horizontally spreading crown
  • Fantastic specimen tree
Dwarf Weeping Yoshino Cherry | Prunus yedoensis 'Ivensii'

Eye catching snow white blossom overload

1 option from from £45.00
  • Profusion of clusters of white blossoms
  • Elegant weeping shape
  • Blooming in the spring
  • Ideal for small spaces
Joseph Rock Rowan Tree | Sorbus

The perfect choice to add a splash of yellow to your garden

1 option from from £45.00
  • Beautiful yellow berries
  • Vibrant red autumn foliage
  • Tolerant of pollution
  • Compact size - 7x4m
Vilmorinii Rowan Tree | Sorbus

The perfect choice to add a splash of pink to your garden

1 option from from £45.00
  • Wonderful pink berries
  • Provides all-year round interest to your garden
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Compact size - 7x6m
Sweetgum Tree | Liquidambar styraciflua

Unrivaled Autumn displays of colour

2 options from from £20.00
  • Excellent shade tree
  • Unrivalled in Autumn displays of colour
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner
  • Fully hardy and low-maintenance
The Bride Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus incisa

Really small tree with snow white flowers

2 options from from £43.00
  • Profusion of small white flowers in early spring
  • Colour statement for your garden
  • Green foliage turning to fiery red in autumn
  • Small tree growing to 4x4m
Sasha' Cherry Tree

Early harvest patio cherry

1 option from from £35.00
  • Deep red-black sweet dessert cherries
  • Early season - pick from mid July
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Multi Stem Tibetan Cherry Tree | Prunus Serrula
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Multi Stem Tibetan Cherry Tree | Prunus Serrula

Instant atmosphere with spectacular peeling bark

0 options from £40.00
  • Eye catching smooth, bronze peeling bark tree
  • Display of small white flowers in the spring
  • Dark green foliage turning rich yellow in autumn
  • Small tree growing to 4x4m
Juneberry Tree | Amelanchier Lamarckii

A profusion of creamy white flowers followed by a striking red autumn colour

1 option from £45.00
  • Small, tough yet graceful bushy tree
  • A profusion of star-shaped, white flowers in April
  • Berries ripen in the summer, attracting wildlife
  • Fully hardy and low-maintenance
Black Cherry Plum Tree | Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'

Unique tree with contrasting colours of deep purple and pink

1 option from from £45.00
  • Contrast of deep purple leaves & pale pink flowers
  • Stems blending with the colour scheme of the tree
  • Small red berries attracting birds
  • Ideal for small spaces growing to 4x4m
Maidenhair Tree | Ginkgo Biloba

The Living Fossil

1 option from £50.00
  • Known for healing properties of its leaves
  • Large, sunshine-coloured fruits
  • Distinctive aroma
  • Known as the oldest tree on earth, 'living fossil'
Merchant' Cherry Tree

Award winning heavy cropper

1 option from £35.00
  • Large, rich, red-black dessert cherries
  • Early season - pick from mid July
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 3

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