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Deciduous ornamental trees List   Records 21 - 39 of 39

MAGNOLIA X SOULANGEANA - Tulip Magnolia
A beautiful French hybrid. Early in spring, from a young age, masses of open globe-shaped creamy-white flowers, flushed pink and purple, appear on naked branches. Grows well in full sun or part shade, needs protection from strong wind, prefers well-drained soil. Mulch to retain moisture, and avoid disturbing roots. Top-dress annually with acid fertiliser.
Deciduous - 5m x 4m

MELIA azederach - Indian Lilac, Beadtree
Excellent fast-growing shade or drive tree with spreading, umbrella-like habit. Lilac flowers appear in spring, followed by clusters of yellow berries, which are attractive to birds but toxic to humans. Deep green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Grows in most well drained soils, prefers full sun. Withstands considerable exposure to wind and drought. Spacing for drives: 5m - 10m+
Deciduous - 7m x 5m

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
A very fast-growing, very tall Chinese tree, similar in appearance to the Californian redwood, but differing in that it loses its leaves. Soft, ferny green foliage changes in autumn to golden-brown with pink and apricot tints. Dislikes very wet or very dry soils, but handles slightly moist sites. Allow plenty of space, as this becomes a very tall tree.
Deciduous - 12m x 6m @ 10 years

NYSSA sylvatica - Tupelo
One of the showiest trees for autumn colour, with leaves turning rich scarlet, orange and yellow even in mild areas. Dark red bark adds to beauty. Slowish growth, pyramidal when young, spreading with age, lower branches often drooping. Copes with wet feet, also dry conditions, in sun or partial shade. Excellent by ponds.
Deciduous - 7m x 5m

PLATANUS X ACERIFOLIA - London Plane
Fast-growing, large, round-headed tree with big maple-like leaves, burr-like fruit and smooth cream/grey bark which peels off in flakes. A first choice for lawn or paddock specimens, or for lining drives. Survives in extremes of poor soil, limited or excess moisture and sealed roots, hence its wide use as a city street tree. Can be pollarded (cut back) severely, but if growing to full size, allow plenty of space.
Deciduous - 7m x 5m @ 10years

POPULUS euramericana x nigra Crows Nest
Has narrow columnar form similar to the traditional tall, slim Lombardy poplar, but is much more resistant to the rust which damages Lombardy poplar in the Auckland area and north. Fast growing, tolerant of damp to dry conditions, good wind resistance. Great yellow autumn colour. Excellent shelterbelt or avenue planting. Spacing: 2m for shelter, 4m+ for avenue.
Deciduous - 20m x 2.5m
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS alba x glandulosa Yeogi 1 - Silver Poplar
Very vigorous poplar with silver leaves and a better tolerance to dry, hillier country and wind (including salt wind) than most of the other poplars. Quickly forms a large tree, ideal as a drive liner, paddock specimen, shelter, screen or coppicing firewood. Often used for hillside erosion control. Produces suckers.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS deltoides x yunnan Kawa
Large growing tree, bred from the Chinese poplar, but faster and better formed, making it a good choice for timber. Also excellent as drive liner, shelter, screen, shade tree, coppicing firewood, fodder source or erosion control. Large heart-shaped mid-green leaves change to bright gold in May/June. Tough and hardy, but performs best in a gully situation, out of strong prevailing winds and on damper soils.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS euramericana Veronese
Very vigorous poplar with smaller leaves and a better tolerance to dry, hillier country and wind (including salt wind) than most of the other poplars. Beautiful gold autumn colour. Quickly forms a large tree, ideal as a drive liner, paddock specimen, shelter, screen or coppicing firewood. Often used for hillside erosion control. This poplar clone was developed in NZ.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 5m+
Available mid-June to late August

POPULUS yunnanensis Chinese Poplar
Attractive tall-growing tree with a broad crown and large mid-green leaves lasting well into July. Excellent fast-growing deciduous shelter, screen, shade tree, coppicing firewood, fodder source or erosion control. 'Limbs up' well as a drive liner. Tough and hardy, but susceptible to damage if fully exposed to strong prevailing wind. Tolerant of heavy, damp soil.
Deciduous - 10m+ x 6m+
Available mid-June to late August

QUERCUS coccinea - Scarlet Oak
Large, stately North American oak eventually forming a wide spreading open-branched crown. Large leaves turn an intense scarlet in autumn - best red of all the oaks. Ideal as lawn or paddock specimen, for woodland plantings, for drives and around ponds. Hardy to drought once established; also tolerates dampness and some wind. May sit without growing for the first couple of years.
Deciduous - 7m x 5m

QUERCUS palustris - Pin Oak
A vigorous grower, with strong central leader and horizontally layered branches; lower branches droop to the ground, but can be 'limbed up' (trimmed off). Lovely colour in autumn, when leaves turn rusty orange/red, fading to brown. Ideal lawn or paddock specimen, for woodland plantings, drives and around ponds. Tough, wind-hardy and tolerant of dry or quite damp soil; does best in moist, rich soils.
Deciduous - 8m x 6m

QUERCUS robur - English Oak
Broad, spreading, short-trunked tree needing plenty of space - often seen in parks and public gardens. Large, mid-green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Ideal for drives and around ponds, or for shade on the lawn; also grown to produce valuable durable timber. Trees long-lived; tough, okay in most situations, but do best in moist soils. Reasonably wind-hardy. Produce lots of acorns.
Deciduous - 10m x 10m

QUERCUS robur Fastigiata - Upright English Oak
An oak with columnar form similar to a Lombardy poplar when young, maturing to a very tall pyramidal shape. Useful for shelter, paddock or garden specimens or for lining drives. Tough and wind hardy; tolerates moist soils. Yellow autumn leaves turn brown and hang on through winter.
Deciduous - 8m x 3m @10years

QUERCUS rubra - Red Oak
A large-growing North American oak, similar to the scarlet oak, but having bigger leaves, which are matt rather than glossy. Good red autumn colour; may fade to a dull red, or sometimes yellowish bronze in maturity. High branching habit and open crown makes it a good shade tree. Also produces valuable timber. A tough tree, tolerating some wind, and poorer soils.
Deciduous - 10m x 7m

SALIX chrysocoma - Golden Weeping Willow
A must-have for around the pond or for planting in the paddock to shelter stock, this is the classic large weeping tree. The 'golden' refers to the colour of the branches and trunks; leaves are green, turning yellow in autumn. Left untrimmed, branches will hang down to the ground. Very rapidly growing, reaching 5-6m high and 6-8m wide at 5 years. Prefers damp to very wet ground and will stand most winds.
Deciduous - 8m x 10m @ 10 years
Available mid-June to late August

SALIX matsudana Tortuosa - Corkscrew Willow, Peking Willow
This beautiful 'tortured willow' is well loved for its corkscrewing branches, perfect for floral art. A fast grower, it will provide a solid screen for privacy or wind protection within 12 months. Lovely by a pond. Tolerates damp soils and needs adequate summer moisture.
Deciduous - 6m x 4m @ 10 years
Available mid-June to late August

TAXODIUM ascendens - Pond Cypress
A very erect, columnar North American tree with ascending (upward rising) branches. Smaller and slimmer than its cousin, the swamp cypress. Grows in normal conditions but can also handle very wet soils. Soft feathery new foliage is brilliant green in spring, turning to mid-green in summer and becoming rich golden brown in autumn. Reasonably wind tolerant.
Deciduous - 8m x 4m

TAXODIUM distichum - Swamp Cypress, Bald Cypress
Large conifer with soft feathery foliage which emerges as a brilliant green in spring, turning to mid-green in summer and becoming rich golden brown in autumn. Will grow in or near water, making it a perfect choice for swampy areas or pond surrounds. Will also grow in normal to dry soils. Reasonably wind tolerant.
Deciduous - 10m x 5m

 
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