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Autumn Colour

Hi everyone.

I thought you might be interested how much the foliage of my Acer Palmatum has changed during the past few days. Do you grow this type of Acer?. I would be interested to see any photos you have or any other Autumn colour would be good.



 This was taken July 2012



 Taken 19th October 2012




 It is just amazing how much change there has been over the last few days,. It's a shame to think that after we get the first hard frost, the leaves will drop, but I will enjoy it for a little while longerimage




  • that is beautiful Chris x

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,199

    That is gorgeous.image

    I'm planning a new border in the front garden (part shaded, west facing) and am certainly looking at using some shrubs to provide blocks of autumn colour as a background to contrasting flowers - I'm getting lots of ideas for good combinations by just looking around at gardens and parks nearby, but all ideas welcomed image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thanks Bev and Dove.

    I've had the Acer for about 12 years and it is in a really shady spot. It doesn't get any strong winds or direct sunlight, so I think that is why it does so well.image


  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Hi Chris. 

    Am looking for an acer to go in a shady spot with spectacular foliage. Do you know what variety it is?

  • Beautiful, LtG....acers are lovely at this time.

    Here's a couple I have:




  • Thanks David. Your's are also beautiful, they really are worth growing.image mine will have to be re potted in the spring, as the last 2 bad winters have cracked the potimage

     bjay - I think the variety is Garnet, but I have had it so long I can't be absolutely sure. If you google it and compare, it looks very much like it.

    Thanks everyone for your interest.

    Has anyone else got any Autumn colour to share?image


  • Leaves off our potted acres already.

    Drive over the moors from work and the colours are looking fantastic, deep gold grasses and darker bracken, looks wonderful with the sun on it. Must stop and take a photo, but usually in a hurry to get home!
  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    I think it might be a bit early for true Autumn, at least where I am, in Warks.

    This is sumac. As you can see, some leaves are turning red, but some leaves are still green..

    And this is Crimson Glory Vine (Vitis coignetiae), which is turning, but should get a lot redder...

  • "Has anyone else got any Autumn colour to share? image "

    I posted some some in  the 'Gallery' thread the other day.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    I haven't got a picture at present, but my ginko is the most glorious shade of deep butter yellow, as it is every year at ths time.  Clear colour, no spotting, just stunningly good. 

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