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Autumn can be one of the most visually striking times of the year in the garden and is the opportunity to add new shrubs to ensure colourful displays for the months ahead. As the temperatures cool and top growth slows, the soil remains warm after absorbing heat from the summer sun and increased rainfall promotes good root development of newly-planted shrubs, helping them to settle in prior to harsh winter weather.


Far from being a time when things wind down, with a varied palette of autumnal foliage colours available, from deep crimsons to burnt oranges and fiery reds, autumn can be an inspiring time to visit your favourite plant nursery. If you find and buy your plant when they are showing their autumn colour, this will give you the best idea of their potential in years to come.


There is also the chance to identify plants that will provide a longer lasting display of flowers and radiant fruits well into autumn. With soft, warmer sunlight, colours throughout the garden will glow and come to life so now is the time to take advantage of what the season has to offer at Chestnut Nursery!


Trees for autumn colour

Acer palmatum

Parrotia persica

Amalanchier lamarckii


Shrubs for autumn colour

Euonymus alatus

Ceanothus ‘Autumnal Blue’

Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

Berberis thunbergii ‘Rose Glow’

Hydrangea paniculata

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’


Perennials for autumn colour

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’

Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant

Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’

Anemone x hybrid ‘Honorine Jobert’


Written by Cath Morford.


Our next event at Chestnut Nursery is our Plant Fair on 3rd October with lots of special offers on a great range of plants. We are a project of SWOP (Sheltered Work Opportunities Project, reg charity 900325) which provides meaningful for adults with enduring mental illness. The nursery is open 7 days a week selling a wide variety of perennials, shrubs, trees, ornamental grasses and bedding plants. Find us at 75 Kingland Road, Poole. BH15 1TN (adjacent to Poole Park).