In Fiona's Garden: A rich, vibrant season

By Fiona Ogilvie
Updated December 31 2015 - 9:42am, first published June 19 2014 - 4:00am
Maidenhair Tree turns brilliant gold in early autumn (Mu Mansion Garden, Lijiang, Yunnan Province).
Maidenhair Tree turns brilliant gold in early autumn (Mu Mansion Garden, Lijiang, Yunnan Province).

WINTER being the time to plant bare-rooted deciduous trees, I'm looking for ones with golden autumn leaves. I don't mean that sort of insipid pale yellow many trees fade to when the nights turn cold, or even those whose autumn colouring starts off yellow before turning red, like Pistacias and Liquidambars and many Maples.

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