The trees with purple leaves I love. They are a real beauty, capable of falling in love just by fixing your attention on them. Unfortunately, there are not many spontaneous tree species (that is, not hybrids or human-made cultivars) that have this peculiarity. Still, if you want to have one in your garden, don’t worry because I’m going to show you the easiest to get and care for.
So nothing, if you want to have a red plant in your favorite corner of the home, do not hesitate to take a look at our list.
Prunus cerasifera »Atropurpurea»
The first candidate is one of the ornamental trees that is achieving more prominence in those climates that have calcareous-clayey soil, and that seek to have attractive plants all year round. Its about Prunus cerasifera »Atropurpurea». This is a tree that reaches a height of 8m and a crown diameter of 2-3m. Its leaves are deciduous, of a beautiful purple color. Native to West Asia, it has proven to be very rustic. So much so that it supports frosts of up to 4 degrees below zero, and also as we said, it lives without problems in poor soils, as long as it has enough humidity.
Acer platanoides »Crimson King»
The following is the Acer platanoides »Crimson King»a tree that can be found distributed in Europe and Asia. It also has deciduous leaves, and grows to a height of approximately 30 meters. Without a doubt, it is an ideal species for shade, as it has a crown diameter of 4-6 meters. It will develop in slightly acidic soils, in temperate climates with cold winters (with frosts of up to 7 degrees below zero).
Maple Palm »Dark Purple»
Who does not know this maple? It is one of the most requested among bonsai fans, but also among those looking for low-growing trees to plant in their garden. The Maple Palm »Dark Purple» It is native to Japan, its leaves are deciduous, and it grows to a height of 2-3 meters; in fact, more than a tree it is considered a shrub or little tree. It is perfect for small gardens, where the climate is temperate and the terrain is acidic.
Fagus sylvatica »Atropurpurea»
We end this list with another imposing tree: the Fagus sylvatica »Atropurpurea». Deciduous, it grows to a height of no more and no less than 40 meters, with a crown diameter of about ten meters. It is native to Europe, where it lives in temperate forests along with other northern species, such as chestnut, ash or maples. Due to this, to enjoy this species you need an acidic or slightly acidic terrain, and a temperate climate with mild summers and cold winters.
Which one did you like the most? Do you have any at home?