Autumn Colour

Trees with Lovely Autumn Colour

Although New Zealand native trees don’t offer much in the way of spectacular displays of colour in autumn, gardeners in Auckland have an impressive range of exotic trees and shrubs to choose from. Some, like the Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ offer several seasons of interest with cute pale pink flowers in Spring and heart-shaped deep purple leaves in summer that turn to the glowing orange golden tones of autumn. Other plants are promoted for a particular season of interest and yet they often have another role in adding colour to the garden at a time when flowers become scarce.

Here’s some ideas for adding colour to your garden for autumn.