Deciduous trees are characteristic of Western European gardens. These trees always do well because they start forming shoots in spring and start shedding their leaves again in autumn. This way, a deciduous tree almost always gets through the winter smoothly and hardly needs any maintenance. Yet the number of deciduous tree species is rather limited in Western Europe.There are many more species available besides the holm oak
, and chestnut
. On this page you will mainly find species that grow well in Western Europe, but at the same time can add an extra dimension to your garden.
Special deciduous trees
A good example of a deciduous tree that can add a slightly different effect to your garden, is the Japanese maple Marlo
. This tree has very bright pink-tinted leaves. Another Japanese maple, the Acer Palmatum Orange Dream-Orange
, has salmon pink to vividly orange-coloured leaves. With these trees you can be sure that every passer-by will stop for a moment and have a look at your garden. Moreover, you can make these special colours stand out beautifully against the other trees and plants in your garden. Also have a look at the Magnolia