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I live in an old house divided into flat;we have a large communal garden,neutral soil, surrounded by trees but open enough to have a huge lawn, borders and beds of annualsand open to the public once a year- so it really is wonderful! One of our residents would like to plant a tree in memory of his late father- could you suggest something suitable, please? The trees around the garden are very mature-100 years old. The beds have all got statuary in them. What can you suggest that will not be over-shadowed if placed on the edge of the garden and would have colour to set against the oaks, elms and birch. We already have a robinia.




How about a red leafed Acer palmatum or a Smoke Bush, Cotinus coggygria, which is available with purple or with yellow leaves. All will stand out against the dark leaves of the existing trees.

9 Aug, 2010


Yes, i was going to suggest purple/dark leaves things too :-))
Sambucus nigra too perhaps ?

9 Aug, 2010


Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy?

10 Aug, 2010

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