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Liquidamber styraciflua – American Sweetgum – Amberboom

Hailing from America, Liquidamber styraciflua is a medium-sized to large tree, growing up to 20 m in height, with a trunk up to 2m diameter. It is a popular ornamental tree which is best known for its intense autumn colours.  Easily identifiable from its combination of five-pointed star-shaped leaves and spiked fruit, the tree is [...]

By |2017-05-20T11:50:00+02:00May 20th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Liquidamber styraciflua – American Sweetgum – Amberboom

Betula pendula – Silver birch – Silwerberk

As autumn slowly approaches, our neighbourhoods are filled with golden red colours where deciduous trees are starting to change hue in preparation for winter. A beautiful example is the Betula pendula.  The autumn colour of the leaves is golden-yellow, which is in striking contrast to the silvery-white bark of the tree.  This exotic generally grows [...]

By |2017-03-30T14:07:27+02:00March 30th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Betula pendula – Silver birch – Silwerberk

Combretum erythrophyllum – River bushwillow – Vaderlandswilg

The River bushwillow is a fast growing, deciduous tree that will grow to a height of 5 – 12 m and has a lovely spreading crown that can reach a diameter of 9 – 10 m.  A striking feature of this tree is the foliage.  The leaves emerge during spring with a soft green colour, [...]

By |2015-05-29T08:21:55+02:00May 29th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Platanus acerfolia

The London plane is a much loved exotic tree that provides beauty on our streets and in our parks.  It is especially effective in a large garden setting where its presence and majesty can be appreciated.  Growing up to 15m with a crown spread of up to 10m, the tree has a pyramidal shape and [...]

By |2014-08-21T11:49:27+02:00August 21st, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments