ONCE A MONTH WE WILL HIGHLIGHT A PLANT THAT IS BOTH SUITABLE AND STYLISH FOR THE TRADITIONAL AUCKLAND GARDEN. THIS MONTH OUR PLANT IS : 

Aceraceae Nigrum : Black maple

This glorious fast growing upright Norway Maple tree, creates a dramatic addition to any designer garden. Found extensively throughout the mid-west of the United States, it has been slowly introduced to our shores through nurseries and commercial growers. During spring the large shining coppery red leaves glow on this specimen tree to transform a space as a show stopping feature. By summer, the large open leaves are purple red until autumn when they change to a prolific purplish yellow colour.

If you have a little room to utilise this elegant tree, it will reward you with a spectacular display of colour and form.