Trees for small gardens: Spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus) has fantastic fuchsia coloured autumn leaves and unusual orange berries. Ultimate height: 3metres. Find out more about this small, native tree at http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/euonymus-europaeus/1007.html Photo: Sarah Cuttle
20 flowers and plants for the perfect autumn garden
While the bell flowers look pretty in the summertime, the colorful pods make this ornamental plant so popular. Physalis alkekengi (a.k.a. Chinese Lantern) requires little fuss, but it'll spread quickly if left to its own devices. Click through for more of the best fall flowers and plants.
Buy dogwood Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire': Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus. A narrower winter interest dogwood at 80cm wide &150 cm tall. Needs full sun for brightest cloue, small white flowers late Spring, dislikes lime.
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple) - One of the best Japanese maples for autumn colour, Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is an elegant plant with leaves which turn glorious shades of bright scarlet in the autumn. The leaves are dark green from spring to early autumn. A superb large garden shrub or small tree for leaf colour in October.
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ -- This plant is as dependable and adaptable as they come. Its flowers bloom from August into November; they open pink and mature to a copper befitting of autumn. It is 2 feet tall and wide, with succulent stems and leaves. 'Autumn Joy' looks great with ornamental grasses.