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Autumn colour Killerton generci

Find out what plants are brightening up the garden and grounds this month.

Autumn

Autumn colour isn't always about leaves. Late flowering plants and decorative berries and seeds add to autumnal displays. Berberis wilsoniae from SW China has amazing translucent pink berries. Happy in all conditions except full shade, it is wonderfully versatile.

Amazing translucent pink berries
Berberis wilsoniae growing in the garden.
Amazing translucent pink berries

Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii has fantastic purple fruits and again tolerates any condition except full shade whereas Clerodendrum trichotomum requires a southerly aspect to get the most from its unusually coloured berries.

Fantastic purple fruits.
Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii growing in the garden.
Fantastic purple fruits.
Unusal coloured berries.
Clerodendrum lasting into the colder months.
Unusal coloured berries.

Persicaria vacciniifolia is a late flowering mat- forming plant that thrives in poorly drained soils. As such, it will not do well in sandy soils, preferring clay or loam. 

Colourful winter mat forming plant.
Persicaria vacciniifolia flowering late into the season.
Colourful winter mat forming plant.

Plant sales

Many of the plants you see in the garden at Killerton can be bought direct from the gardeners at Killerton's monthly Farmers' Market held on the third Saturday of every month. Grown in peat free compost, the team stock unusual trees, shrubs and both tender and hardy herbaceous perennials. Stock changes monthly.

Get a piece of Killerton for your garden
Plant stall
Get a piece of Killerton for your garden

If you can't identify a certain plant or have a question, you can contact the gardeners directly via email at killerton.gardeners@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Fancy getting your hands dirty?

Would you like to get involved? Would you like to learn new skills, meet new people and help look after this special place?

We are always interested to hear from people who would like to volunteer with us. If you would like to join our group of volunteers that help us maintain these beautiful grounds, please contact Emma Wakeham (Volunteer Development Manager) on 01392 883145 or at killerton@nationaltrust.org.uk