Leonardslee in Sussex, England is well known for its beautiful autumn colour. Open all year round for 240 acres of walks and gardens: https://www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk/
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0:58 Acer japonica ‘Aconitifolium’, otherwise known as ‘Downy Japanese maple ‘Aconitifolium’.
1:32 Rhododendron quinquefolium, otherwise known as ‘Cork azalea.’
3:38 First steps on how to choose the right trees for autumn color in your garden
4:19 The difference between container-grown trees and bare-root trees
5:19 Where to position a tree in your garden – what you need to think about
6:12 How to plant and care for a tree in your garden to make sure it grows well
6:28 Mycorrhiza are funghi which help the roots of a plant or tree take up nutrients. They occur naturally in the soil and you can buy commercial mycorrhiza to give your plant a helping hand (see below for a good brand).
7:35 Three of Stephen’s favourite trees for fall colour in small and middle-sized gardens are:
7:41 Sorbus ‘Eastern Promise’, also known as Rowan or Mountain Ash ‘Eastern Promise’. This is not shown in this video, but Google it to see how beautiful it is!
8:11 Nyssa sylvatica, also known as Tupelo or Black gum tree. Colours change throughout autumn, and it’s a little larger than the other two trees he recommends.
8:34 Acer ‘Flamingo’, also known as Maple ‘Flamingo’
The mycorrhizal product for new trees and plants I use is Empathy Rootgrow, also endorsed by the RHS: https://amzn.to/2HstLZM (note that links to Amazon are affiliate, which means I may get a small fee if you buy, but it won’t affect the price you pay. And I only recommend products I use and buy myself.)
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