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Autumn foliage of Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba)

November 12th, 2015

Growing within  Averys Garden Centre is a Maidenhair tree, which was planted to commemorate a young Downs syndrome boy called Kevin who passed away at as a teenager. The tree has taken a long time to get really established and grow away, but this year it has done really well and as can be seen by […]

Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)

October 24th, 2014

One of the best free standing trees that we have at Averys Garden Centre is the  Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) Where as the Gingko (Maidenhair tree) come from China the Pin Oak arrive in Britain from America and Canada in about 1800.Have you noticed that autumn colour for most of our native trees is predominantly yellow but […]

Maidenhair Tree

October 23rd, 2014

One of the very best trees for autumn colour with  bright buttercup yellow leaves is the Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba). G.biloba is the sole survivor of a family  of trees, that occupied the earth some 160 million years ago. Fossils of the leaves can be found in coal seams  in this country, proving it once grow […]

Cornus kousa

May 27th, 2014

Growing at Averys Garden Centre is this unusual shrub, Cornus kousa. What appear to be creamy white flowers are in reality, bracts, which are modified leaves, which means the flowers last a long time. Cornus kousa likes to grow in good soil, which is not too shallow. It makes a good plant  for a woodland garden. In […]

Euonymus europaeus (Spindle berry)

October 25th, 2013

  As recommended by Jasper,Euonymus europaeus,growing in Averys Garden Centre one of our native hedgerow shrubs . Excellent for planting in the garden as a specimen tree or planted as a windbreak. Easy shrub to grow ,tolerant of most soils and conditions.In the autumn the foliage turns bright red which in amongst is the orange seeds,grouped in […]