Trees with Red or Purple Foliage

The rich colours of these trees can make a striking contribution to any garden.

In small gardens the temptation should be resisted to plant more than one. These coloured leaves are often seen at their best with the sun behind them so it is worth trying to find a site for them where they will be between you and the sun as you walk along a path, relax or potter.

Acer campestre 'Royal Ruby'
Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen'
Acer palmatum 'Garnet' 'Purpureum'
Acer palmatum 'Sumi nagishi' 'Tamukeyama'
Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry' 'Royal Red'
Catalpa x erubescens 'Purpurea'
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Red Fox'
Cercis 'Forest Pansy'
Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' (Red Filbert)
Cotinus coggtgria 'Royal Purple'
Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Group
Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'
Gleditsia triacanthos 'Ruby Lace'
Malus 'Liset' 'Profusion' 'Robinson'
Malus 'Royal Beauty' 'Royalty' 'Rudolf'
Photinia x fraseri 'Purple Peter''Red Robin'
Prunus x blireana
Prunus cerasifera pissardii 'Nigra'
Prunus x cistena 'Crimson Dwarf'
Prunus 'Virginiana Shubert'
Prunus 'Royal Burgundy'
Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'