The Garden Guide

Book: The Principles of Landscape Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 2: Compositional Elements of Landscape Gardening

Variety of colour in planting

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1506. In particular situations the effect produced by the colours which trees assume in autumn should be especially attended to, as the monotonous appearance of a plantation of evergreens may be wonderfully relieved by introducing a tree whose leaves assume a brilliant red in autumn, such as the scarlet oak, the Liquidambar, or the wild cherry, or where a climbing plant is admissible, the claret vine or the Virginian creeper. Other trees may be introduced with a view to their effect as regards colour, particularly the American maples and oaks.