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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.

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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Pink Perfection Cherry Blossom Tree
2 options from from £30.00

Rich in pink blossom cherry tree

  • One of the most floriferous of cherry blossoms
  • Blooming pale pink flowers in the spring
  • Foliage of bronze,green and orange shades
  • Small tree growing up to 4x4m
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'
2 options from from £30.00

Magnificent tree with classic rich pink flowers

  • One of the most popular cherry trees
  • Blousy, double, rich pink flowers in the spring
  • Coppery foliage turning mid-green in the summer
  • Beautiful vase shaped crown spreading with age
Sunburst Cherry Tree
3 options from from £26.00

A superb dark cherry with a rich, sweet taste

  • Expect large crops of dark, sweet fruit
  • Mid harvest - 2/3 week of July
  • Multiple sizes available incl. 2m x 1m Cordon trained tree
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Stella Cherry Tree
4 options from from £26.00

A familiar old favorite, prized for its flavour

  • 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)
Morello Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

The ultimate cherry pie starts here

  • 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'
2 options from from £30.00

Striking deep purple foliage with candy pink blossom

  • 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
Cheal's Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Kiku-Shidare'
2 options from from £30.00

Blossom rich cherry tree

  • Add a touch of Zen to your garden
  • Double rose pink flowers in May
  • Elegant weeping shape
  • Perfect for small places like front garden or patio
Mountain Ash Rowan Tree | Sorbus aucuparia
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Mountain Ash Rowan Tree | Sorbus aucuparia
2 options from £30.00

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

  • Beautiful pink berries
  • Spectacular Autumn colour
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Tolerant of pollution
Pink Winter Flowering Cherry Tree | Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'
1 option from from £30.00

All year-round flowering cherry tree

  • 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
Tibetan Cherry Tree | Prunus Serrula
3 options from from £35.00

Instant atmosphere with spectacular peeling bark

  • 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
Lapins 'Cherokee' Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Late cropping Canadian variety, well suited to the cold

  • One of the best, aromatic, sweet flavours
  • Mid season harvest - Through July
  • The best cropper, especially in colder years
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 2)
Single Pink Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus Pendula Rubra
1 option from from £30.00

Candy floss flower statement for your garden

  • 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
1 option from from £30.00

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

  • Beautiful pink blushed berries
  • Enchantingly beautiful colours for each season
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Compact size - 4x4m
Kordia Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Huge black cherries that are super easy to grow

  • RHS Award Winner for its large yields
  • Mid season harvest - Through July
  • Excellent, refined, not overly-sweet flavour
  • Not self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Blushing Bride Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Shogetsu'
1 option from from £30.00

Show Stopping late flowering Japanese cherry tree

  • 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
Accolade Cherry Blossom Tree
1 option from from £30.00

Early blooming cherry tree with blush pink flowers

  • 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
Joseph Rock Rowan Tree | Sorbus
1 option from from £30.00

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

  • Beautiful yellow berries
  • Vibrant red autumn foliage
  • Tolerant of pollution
  • Compact size - 7x4m
Dwarf Weeping Yoshino Cherry | Prunus yedoensis 'Ivensii'
1 option from from £30.00

Eye catching snow white blossom overload

  • Profusion of clusters of white blossoms
  • Elegant weeping shape
  • Blooming in the spring
  • Ideal for small spaces
Great White Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Tai-Haku'
1 option from from £30.00

Bright white blossoms twice the size of other varieties

  • 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
Small Pink Cherry Blossom Tree | Prunus 'Okame'
1 option from from £30.00

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Summer Sun Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Ironically named–the most reliable cropper in UK climate

  • 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
1 option from £45.00

Unrivaled Autumn displays of colour

  • 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
1 option from from £30.00

Really small tree with snow white flowers

  • 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
Vilmorinii Rowan Tree | Sorbus
2 options from from £30.00

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

  • Wonderful pink berries
  • Provides all-year round interest to your garden
  • Aids native wildlife & bees
  • Compact size - 7x6m

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