HTA Plant of the Month for November
The HTA has announced its Plant of the Month for November as trees, which it says are great to plant this month.
Trees planted in autumn experience much less stress and require less watering and aftercare than trees planted in spring or summer. This month?s moderate temperatures and rainfall are ideal for allowing plants to root and acclimatise.
Some trees are suitable for container growing in small gardens, others are ideal set in the middle of a lawn, and some make excellent hedges and screens. By planting trees you can reduce your carbon footprint and generally enhance the environment.
National Tree Week takes place from 28 November to 6 December. The week launches the start of the winter tree planting season and is a great chance for communities to do something positive for their local trees.
Recommended RHS AGM varieties include: Amerlanchier lamarckii, Acer freemanii ?Autumn Blaze?, Liquidambar styraciflua ?Worplesdon? and Sorbus vilmorinii.
Those looking for companion plants to complement trees in the garden are recommended to try: Fothergilla monticola, Cyclamen hederifolium and Juniperus ?Old Gold?.