I don’t know if the leaves will still be on my Acers for Foliage Day on the 22nd of the month, so I thought that maybe I ought to photograph them for Friday’s Looking Good meme hosted by Gillian at Country Garden UK.
All summer the leaves are green, but gradually they change to a buttery yellow before they eventually fall.
The evergreen Bay tree behind and the Rhododendron in front, set off the Axcer leaves beautifully. I must prune the Bay though to let more light get through to the Acer.
A. Sango Kaku is in the woodland, but Acer Osakazuki is in the border in front of the woodland.
This is the smallest of my three Acers, it seems to be growing wider more than taller.
The leaves are green all summer, then go a rather khaki colour once the green starts fading, before they end up this fantastic red/pink.
Being in the shade of the trees in the woodland, Acer Osakazuki takes quite a long time to fulfill it’s potential. Each morning I rush to the windows to see how the leaves are changing, I think this is it, the leaves can’t change any more, I just love the colour.
My tall Acer, which was in the garden when we arrived, and changes to an orange/red colour is always the last to change, it hasn’t reached it’s climax yet, hopefully by Foliage Day I will be able to show it, as long as the leaves haven’t all blown away in the meantime!
Many thanks to Gillian for hosting this Friday meme, do pay her a visit to see what else is looking good today.