Beale Arboretum Autumn News
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Callicarpa bodinieri (beautyberry) is a shrub, with simple, opposite leaves and tiny clusters of flowers, followed by colourful small purple berries at this time of the year, hence its name.
This is the first year that these young Japanese maples, planted in 2012, are showing their spectacular luminous colours - Palmatum ‘Osakazuki’, Tamukeyama and Dissectum Viridis. They are a dwarf variety, preferring dappled shade and will only grow to around 3 meters high.
The leaves on the Acer griseum show their beautiful shades at this time of the year. It also boasts an interesting tactile cinnamon peeling bark.
Malus x purpurea Neville Copeman (crab apple) has three seasons of beauty with blossom in spring, flowers in summer and one of the best fruit berries, around 5cm diameter, in the autumn.
Paul Baynes ~ Head Gardener
If you are interested in planting a commemorative tree in the grounds this autumn, perhaps to celebrate the life of a loved one, or for a special occasion, please contact Grant Cook, Estates Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07973 538254
If you are interested in putting together a group for a guided tour of the Beale Arboretum, please contact Jane Gray - email@example.com or 0208 216 3904 - Tours are free of charge midweek and £3.50 per person at the weekend.
The Beale Arboretum - West Lodge Park - Cockfosters Road - Hadley Wood - Herts EN4 0PY
Andrew Beale, Managing Director
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