|Berberis and Pampas grass|
|Acer palmatum Corallinum|
early December. A berberis provides a fiery backdrop to the pampas grass.
Acer palmatum Corallinum has held on to
some of it leaves as has Taxodium distichum
brightening a dull day.
Acer palmatum Corallinum, the coral bark maple, is a rare and distinct cultivar.
Taxodium distichum, the swamp cypress,
is a large deciduous conifer. A native of the US, it was introduced to the UK by John
Tradescant in 1638. It can be grown in wet soil but grows better on well-drained soil and thrives in dry sandy soil. It has fibrous reddish brown bark and pretty feathery green foliage which turns reddish brown in autumn. A long
lived tree and wind hardy. The famous tree in
Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca in Mexico has the largest girth of any known tree, measuring
35.8m in 1982