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ellen&dan

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A tree with autumn colour and bark
« on: November 01, 2009, 08:15:25 PM »
Hi there
 I am looking for help finding a tree with good autumn colour and interesting bark. Its for a Christmas present for my girlfriend.
I know i am a man and its not Christmas eve yet. I already have Acer griseum, Betula nigra and Betula jacquemontii.
Any ideas would be great.
Thanks Dan
in Lancashire UK.

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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 11:26:14 PM »
Hi Dan I suppose !
You can try Prunus serrula (not serrulata) bark acajou
Betula papyrifera (white bark)
if acid soil, Acer rubrum (red autumn foliage), Acer davidii (snake skin bark, very nice)
I hope help you
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ellen&dan

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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 06:40:52 AM »
Thanks for the ideas i will look into them all.
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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 03:04:32 PM »
If you wanted something small, there are some nice deciduous Euonymus.
Red autumn leaves, overwintering fruit, and some of them have winged bark.
Most will grow anywhere (acid or alkaline).

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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 03:58:15 PM »
What about Liquidamber?
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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 04:36:39 PM »
Dan,

Chocolate and Roses - hackneyed, yes, but might be a little more romantic than a tree!

Jewellery is seldom despised - a girl's best friend, etc.

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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 05:01:35 PM »
Dan,

Chocolate and Roses - hackneyed, yes, but might be a little more romantic than a tree!

Jewellery is seldom despised - a girl's best friend, etc.

Paddy

Good enough gifts, Paddy..... but a tree could grow and last forever..... what is more romantic than that?  8)
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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 05:04:38 PM »
Thanks Everyone for the advice. Some one i know told me about an Acer but they dont know the name and its not a snke bark form so they say. Can anyone help.
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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 05:33:45 PM »
Dan - You should consider Stewartia pseudocamellia or var. koreana. A superb tree.

Also Acer capillipes is another.

johnw
« Last Edit: November 02, 2009, 05:38:53 PM by johnw »
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Re: A tree with autumn colour and bark
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 01:03:06 AM »
Dan,

What about a Coral Bark Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sengo Kaku' or 'Sengokaku' depending where you read it).  Lovely shades of colour in autumn (yellows through soft oranges and red, with electric red/pink bark on the newer growth.  I know someone here in Canberra that has one planted against a deep blue wall..... the effect throughout the year is striking, as it has the branch colour during winter, soft green new growth through spring and summer, then the lovely autumn colours.  If you search on the common name in google you'll find it immediately.

That's the first thing that sprang to mind as soon as I read the request.  8)
Cheers.

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