A selection of trees offering attractive autumn leaf or fruit colours.
Japanese maple trees
A good example of the "dissectum" form of Acer palmatum, featuring deeply cut leaves.
The Cut-leaf Rowan, an excellent form of the native Mountain Ash, orange-red berries, and highly feathered leaves.
As the name suggests, this is a form of the Cappodician Maple featuring golden-green leaves which take on multiple tints in the autumn.
Autumn Spire (Flanrock) is a columnar rowan with yellow fruitlets and excellent autumn colour.
Japanese flowering cherry trees
Beni-yutaka is a pink blossom tree, which also features attractive red autumnal leaves.
The Himalayan White Birch, one of the most popular white birches with characteristic bright white bark.
Brandywine is one of the best red maples for the UK climate, with a reliable display of fiery-red autumn colours.
A distinctive dwarf sycamore, named for the colour of its stunning pink spring leaves.
Also known as Princeton Cardinal, a bronze-leaved crab-apple with pink-red spring blossom and red fruitlets in the autumn.
Flowering cherry trees
An unusual winter-flowering cherry, which also has superb autumn leaf colours.
Flowering pear trees
Chanticleer is a form of the Callery Pear, with attractive spring blossom and autumn colours.
Flowering dogwood trees
An upright spreading form of the American dogwood, with white blossom and variegated leaves.
Cherokee Princess is an American flowering dogwood, noted for its large white flower clusters.
A form of the Cut-leaf Rowan, with even more pronounced feathering of the leaves. Red berries in autumn, and bronze-purple leaves.
Named after the copper-brown colour of the young leaves which contrast with the large white flowers.
A naturally dwarf bushy-crab-apple. White blossom followed by tiny golden spherical fruitlets, and yellow autumn leaf colours.
An outstanding small flowering cherry, with deep pink blossom and attractive autumn colour.
A more erect form of Sargent's cherry, and with more dramatic autumn colours.
Named for its attractive light copper-coloured fruitlets, Copper Kettle is easy to grow and takes up little space.
Crimson King is a tree fast-growing maple with purple leaves which turn red in the autumn.
The Swedish birch, an attractive columnar silver birch with drooping branches.
A popular form of the Norway Maple, characterised by its variegated leaves.
Features feathered leaves, and pink-red fruitlets.
This rowan has bluish-green leaves which turn orange-red in the autumn.The fruitlets are red, and persist well into winter.
Emiel has long leaves, with silvery-green undersides, turning orange in autumn.
Albizia (Silk) trees
A form of the Persian silk tree with large pink flowers and fern-like leaves which turn brick red in the autumn,
A unique silver birch with a compact upright columnar form and pendulous branches.
The Field Maple makes a good specimen tree with attractive autumn colours, and is easy to grow.
A small weeping ornamental cherry tree, ideal for small gardens.
One of the "dissectum" group of Japanese acers, with feathery purple leaves.
A popular snake-bark maple, very attractive striated bark, and golden yellow autumn colours.
Gibbsii grows with a neat spreading columnar form, sprinkled with clusters of bright red fruits in the autumn.
A small compact rowan with an upright form, notable for its bright pink fruitlets and feathered leaves.
A hardy, tough but delicate looking tree combining large white almost transluscent berries and fine narrow pinnate leaves.
A gold-leaved silver birch, with an excellent upright form, white bark, and attractive autumn colours.
A golden-leaved form of the Silver birch, with good autumn colours and creamy-white bark.
A very upright columnar species of crab-apple, with white flowers and small green fruitlets.
Liquidambar - Gum trees
A small tree with maple like leaves, and stunning autumn colours.
Gyoiko is a pleasing Japanese flowering cherry tree, featuring unusual cream-coloured blossom.
This graceful flowering cherry is notable for its long-lived white blossom.
A modern Japanese flowering cherry, also known as Pink Parasol, which features large double-flower pink blossom.
Hokusai is a traditional Japanese pink blossom cherry tree.
A small upright flowering cherry tree with large pink-tinted white blossom.
An attractive medium-sized Japanese cherry blossom tree, with classic double shell pink flowers.
This new and relatively unknown flowering cherry features stunning pink blossom and fiery autumn colours.
An unusual species of Sorbus, the leaves are particularly attractive for their white undersides.
A small rowan, with distinctive yellow fruitlets. Also one of the best for autumn colour.
Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherries, well-suited to the UK climate.
An unusual rowan, with light pink blossom, and white fruitlets, which are larger than usual for rowans.
An early-flowering white cherry blossom tree, with particularly luxuriant double-white flowers.
An excellent small compact blossom tree, featuring a mass of small white flowers, and good autumn colours.
Lemon Drop is a small whitebeam tree, with the characteristic white undersides to its leaves. As the name suggests, the fruitlets are bright yellow.
A good all-round small rowan tree, with good autumn colours and cascades of pink fruitlets.
Little Pink Perfection is a dwarf form of Pink Perfection, ideal for patio containers and small spaces.
Malus transitoria is known as the Cut-leaf crab-apple, has a mass of small white flowers, and clusters of tiny yellow fruitlets.
Mikinori is a classic early-flowering Fuji cherry tree, with red autumn leaf colours.
Amelanchier - Juneberry
Obelisk is an upright form of Juneberry, with white spring blossom, and attractive autumn colours.
A well-named form of the North American Red Maple - the leaves turn a spectacular red in the autumn.
Okame is a small hardy blossom tree featuring shell-pink single flowers and attractive autumn colours.
An attractive small rowan tree, its orange/red autumn leaf-colours are amongst the best.
Orange-tinged young leaves turn yellow over the summer, then gold in autumn.
A classic Japanese maple, noted for its bright red autumn foliage.
A small ornamental cherry with double white flowers, and autumn leaf colours.
An excellent small flowering cherry, with pale pink blossom, and interesting leaf colour in both spring and autumn.
A medium-sized maple tree featuring characteristic peeling bark, and strong autumn colours.
One of the best Maples for winter colour, featuring striated bright red bark.
A small rowan with a spreading habit, large feathered leaves, and bright pink berries.
A very upright rowan tree, with pretty pink fruitlets.
Pink Pagoda features clusters of pale pink fruits in late summer, and good autumn foliage colours.
The definitive pink blossom tree, offers a long-lasting display of pink double flowers.
This perfectly named flowering cherry features clusters of pink blossom hanging like pink shells.
Princeton Gold is a versatile fast-growing form of the Norway Maple, named for its golden-green leaves.
Prunifolia Splendens is one of the best hawthorns for autumn colour and persistent red fruits.
A columnar flowering cherry, often called the Tassel Cherry because of unusual shape of its white flowers.
Sargent's Cherry is an impressive ornamental cherry, scoring highly for blossom, autumn colour, and its attractive form.
The Yoshino cherry. A graceful flowering cherry with white-pink blossom, which is the national flower of Japan.
A small to medium tree. Upright oval shaped leaves turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of orange fruit and long blue/black winter buds.
A small snake-bark maple featuring brilliant red stems and variegated pink, white, and green leaves.
A red-leaved form of the contorted or twisted hazel.
One of the smaller maples, its main feature is the striated brown/red bark.
An excellent form of the common Hornbeam, notable for its fiery orange-red autumn foliage.
A small rowan tree with white-pink flowers and cascades of pink berries.
Royal Burgundy is a flowering cherry, related to Prunus Kanzan with striking red purple foliage combined with double pink flowers.
A flowering cherry with profuse white blossom in spring and outstanding fiery autumn colours.
An unusual silver birch with bronze-coloured leaves, and a white stem.
One of the best forms of the Cappadocian Maple, featuring a range of leaf colours from spring to autumn.
Also known as the Coral Bark maple, Sango Kaku features coral red stems which make a strong winter feature.
An upright form of the popular red maple, with an attractive shape and reliable autumn colour.
A Japanese flowering cherry with large fragrant bright white blossom, and strong autumn colours.
One of the loveliest of the white-blossom Japanese flowering cherries.
The Common Silver Birch, native to Europe, popular for its peeling white bark and pendulous branches.
A large stately tree featuring attractive cut leaves which turn yellow and gold in the autumn.
A popular slow-growing medium-sized sycamore tree with very attractive variegated leaves.
An attractive tree, and one of the best forms of the Himalayan birch, with a bright white stem.
A species of rowan featuring pink/white fruitlets and good autumn colours.
An upright rowan with large oval leaves and attractive autumn colours and large red fruitlets.
Similar characteristics to Sorbus vilmorinii, not quite as vigorous, but heavier fruiting.
A broad spreading rowan with bright orange fruitlets and autumn foliage.
One of the more spreading smaller Rowan species, with orange/red autumn leaf colours, and clusters of small orange fruilets.
The main feature of this Rowan trees is the pink fruitlets, which turn white as autumn progresses. It is one of the smaller Sorbus species, but also one of the more spreading.
A compact upright blossom tree with pale pink flowers, and orange-red autumn foliage colours.
A Japanese flowering cherry with double-flowered white blossom borne on bare branches, followed by coppery-leaves.
The Sugar Maple is the primary maple species used for producing maple syrup.
A popular form of the Silk Tree with burgundy foliage and scented cream powder puff blooms.
A good example of the Red Maple, featuring fiery red autumn leaf colours.
A small rowan tree with an upright form and golden yellow clusters of fruits, and strong autumn colours.
A small ornamental cherry with large single white flowers.
Tilstone Hellfire is small flowering cherry tree with large single flowers, and spectacular autumn colours.
A graceful upright silver birch with pendulous shoots cascading from its branches.
An upright tree-like Acer with deeply cut purple leaves which turn fiery red in the autumn.
A very attractive Japanese blossom tree, with unique cream-coloured flowers.
A weeping form of the traditional Japanese Yoshino flowing cherry.
This flowering dogwood is characterised by its large white bracts, and attractive red autumn leaf colours.
A good-sized yellow-fruiting mountain ash, with a spreading form.
A small shrub-like ornamental cherry with clusters of white bell-shaped flowers and orange autumn leaf colours.
A weeping silver birch, the branches trail to the ground.