Plant of the Month – November

Now the majority of flowering plants have died back and the garden is settling in for winter, you begin to appreciate those in your garden that have year round interest, whether that is winter flower, coloured stems, interesting leaves or bark. One tree that never disappoints is Prunus serrula or Tibetan Cherry. White blossom in spring, fruit and autumn foliage colour and when that is all over you are left with the stunning polished copper bark. It makes a beautiful addition to any garden but especially in the gloomiest months when the bare bark shines for attention.