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.

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Best Shrubs that Bloom All Year

With careful planning and design, you could have your shrubs flowering in your garden all year long. These colorful flowering shrubs can be the focal points in your landscape and the foundation plants of your garden bringing all the wonders of nature in just one place.

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Goldmound Spirea: An impressive garden shrub for colour effect, featuring light gold/bright green foliage which emerges bronze, turning red in fall, and flat-topped clusters of pink flowers in early summer; ideal size for garden detail use, forms a dense, compact ball, neat and tidy.-->MINI SUNGLO Spirea is a smaller version of this.

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Mock Orange - Powerfully fragrant, the mock orange has pure-white double flowers that appear on this dark-green deciduous shrub in early or midsummer.

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English garden for all seasons. 2010 winner "Overall Gardener of the Year" Garden News national garden competition. 2007 winner Daily Mail National Garden Competition. The the lime green leaves in the left foreground are those of Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' - Golden leaf Full Moon Japanese Maple. www.fourseasonsgarden.co.uk

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