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small tree recommendation - autumn foliage 
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Post small tree recommendation - autumn foliage
I'm back in the garden now the weather has improved. I need to plant a few feature trees (small - ie 3 - 5m) outside the bedroom window. They will be in full sun. Probably too exposed for japanese maples even thought i love them. I love red/orange colours and was planning on putting some red, orange & yellow roses nearby. ie - am starting again in the front yard and have just blank garden beds.

I was thinking crab apples would be the go but don't think they have coloured foliage over autumn? I do have the trilobata variety nearby which are lovely but they are getting to be big (meaning too big for this spot). And there doesn't seem much variety with crab apple flowers - ie white, pink and dark pink. so this would probably clash with the idea of hot colour roses. garden planning is really tough.

Grateful for any suggestions

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Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:39 pm
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Post Re: small tree recommendation - autumn foliage
A look at the Flemings site might give you some ideas.

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Post Re: small tree recommendation - autumn foliage
Ornamental pear or maybe even a crepe myrtle.
Or my fav...a golden rain tree.

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Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:17 pm
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Post Re: small tree recommendation - autumn foliage
Thanks guys. I have spent ages and ages on the flemings site but not at the pears because i thought they were too big.
And so, I see something called Korean Sun - 4m. Perfect. There is a garden on my way to work (ACT), that must have about 8-10 pears in their front yard (average/small size) which looks incredible in autumn and spring. They seem far too close together so i am wondering if the whole lot will join together in a few years making one big block. I am sure they are the big pears, and they are growing very fast so am sure of it. A brave planting. Maybe i will post photos because it is just amazing and gutsy.

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Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:10 am
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Post Re: small tree recommendation - autumn foliage
We have a Persian Witch Hazel (parrotia persica) which has gorgeous autumn colours. They grow large but can be pruned smaller.


Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:41 pm
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Post Re: small tree recommendation - autumn foliage
nice. geez there are some beautiful trees around. I have also found some lists for the cascades nursery which is near Batlow but they sell at the canberra farmers markets. they have some unusual looking beautiful trees - saw a small dogwood which might be a goer if it can handle harsh conditions.

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