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Abies procera 'Glauca'

Abies procera 'Glauca'
Blue Noble Fir

Information Only - One of the most colourful and stately of all conifers, Abies procera 'Glauca' will produce eye-catching, upright, large (up to 25 cm long), steel-blue cones which turn bronze/brown as they age
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Acer carpinifolium

Acer carpinifolium
Hornbeam Maple

Information Only - A rare and exciting species of maple with exquisite narrow leaves and good autumn colour which is native to Japan, where it grows in woodlands and alongside streams in mountainous areas
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Acer circinatum

Acer circinatum
Vine Maple

Information Only - An unusual large, garden shrub with excellent autumn colour and attractive vine-like leaves which is native to the western side of Canada and the United States
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Acer palmatum 'Aureum'

Acer palmatum 'Aureum'
Japanese Maple

Information Only - A tall and densely branched, vase-shaped shrub, Acer palmatum 'Aureum' has unusual butter-yellow young growth if in a warm, sunny position
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Acer palmatum 'Heptalobum Elegans'

Acer palmatum 'Heptalobum Elegans'
Japanese Maple

INFOMATION ONLY - An eye-catching maple, Acer palmatum 'Heptalobum Elegans' has attractive seven-lobed, toothed leaves which turn bright red, orange and yellow in a good, crisp autumn
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Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'

Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
Canadian Maple

Information Only - The leaves of this wonderful tree change to a glowing, almost translucent, sunset-red in autumn
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Acer sempervirens

Acer sempervirens
Cretan Maple

Information Only - A rare, semi-evergreen tree which is native to South-eastern Europe and South-western Asia
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Acer sterculiaceum ssp franchetti

Acer sterculiaceum ssp. franchetti
Franchets Maple

INFORMATION ONLY - An unusual Acer with interesting leaves native to Central and Western China which was introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1901
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Betula nigra

Betula nigra
River Birch

Information Only - Native to North America, Betula nigra has graceful branches and attractive peeling bark once established
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Carpinus laxiflora var  fargesii

Carpinus laxiflora var. fargesii
Chinese Hornbeam

Information Only - A rare species of hornbeam native to China, Carpinus laxiflora var fargesii and has fine, deeply veined leaves which are a splendid maroon or plum purple when young, darkening to green as they age
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Castanea sativa 'Albomarginata'

Castanea sativa 'Albomarginata'
Variegated Sweet Chestnut

Information Only - A very rare, highly ornamental tree with beautiful, white / cream variegated foliage and creamy-white spires of flowers in mid summer, even on young plants
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Castanea sativa 'Maravel'

Castanea sativa 'Maravel'
Sweet Chestnut

Information Only - A large deciduous tree, Castanea sativa 'Maravel' has creamy white flower spikes in mid-summer, followed by large crops of light brown edible sweet chestnuts
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Desert Skies'

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Desert Skies'
Golden Plumbago

Information Only - A lovely shrub very similar to the classic Ceratostigma willmottianum in appearance, but with strong, golden-yellow foliage in summer which contrasts well with its rich blue flowers
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Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'
Golden-leaved Redbud

Information Only - An eye-catching new introduction, Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' has clear golden-yellow, heart-shaped leaves in spring which darken to pale green later in the year
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Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'

Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'
Pink Dawn Chitalpa

Information Only - Unusual in the United Kingdom, Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' has long, narrow, dark green leaves and lovely pale pink, azalea-like flowers in late summer
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Chordospartium stevensonii

Chordospartium stevensonii
Cord Broom or Weeping Broom

INFORMATION ONLY - A rare and leafless tree, Chordospartium stevensonii  has odd cord-like, pendulous, weeping branches and lovely racemes of pale pink/lilac flowers in summer once mature
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Cornus controversa 'Pagoda.'

Cornus controversa 'Pagoda.'
Wedding Cake Tree

Information Only - An unusual and desirable green-leaved garden tree with a striking, tiered habit and masses of creamy-white flower heads in May
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Cupressus arizonica 'Glauca'

Cupressus arizonica 'Glauca'
Arizona Cypress

Information Only - A native to the South-western United States and North Mexico, Cupressus arizonica 'Glauca'' is an unusual, handsome, evergreen conifer with beautiful, fragrant, silvery-blue foliage
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Cydonia   'Meeches Prolific'

Cydonia 'Meeches Prolific'
Quince

Information Only - The Quince has been cultivated for a long time and after its introduction to England was commonly grown in the 16th to18th centuries, when it was usually used for making quince marmalade
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Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'
Winter flowering Daphne

Information Only -In the wild this beautiful evergreen plant with scented flowers grows in the Eastern Himalayas from East Nepal to Bhutan
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Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine'

Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine'
Variegated Handkerchief Tree

Information Only - A very rare tree, Davidia involucrata 'Lady Sunshine' has stunning variegated leaves, with an eye-catching wide golden-cream margin
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Disanthus cercidifolius

Disanthus cercidifolius
Disanthus

Information Only - A native of China and Japan, this is a very rare plant and one of the most beautiful of all shrubs, with a fantastic display of foliage colour in autumn
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Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus

Euonymus cornutus var. quinquecornutus
Five Horned Spindleberry

Information Only - Beautiful and rare, Euonymus cornutus var quinquecornutus was discovered in China by Ernest Wilson in 1908 and has very eye-catching fruit
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Euonymus europaeus 'Albus'

Euonymus europaeus 'Albus'
Spindle Tree

Information Only - An unusual cultivar, Euonymus europaeus 'Albus' has masses of showy, white fruit in autumn which split to reveal bright orange seed
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Euonymus myrianthus

Euonymus myrianthus
Evergreen Chinese Euonymus

Information Only - Rare and evergreen with colourful fruit, Euonymus myrianthus is native to Western China and was introduced to England in 1908 by the famous plant hunter Ernest Wilson
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Euonymus sacrosanctus
Dwarf Spindle

Information Only - A rare and very slow growing branching shrub, Euonymus sacrosanctus is similar to a small Euonymus alatus with a compact habit, excellent red/orange autumn colour and  wings on established stems
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Fagus sylvatica 'Greenwood'

Fagus sylvatica 'Greenwood'
Beech

Information Only - The charming deep green leaves of this slow growing, quite upright, beech are shaped like small spoons with pale hairy edges
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Fremontodendron x  'Californian Glory'

Fremontodendron x 'Californian Glory'
Mexican Flannel Bush

Information Only - Lovely hybrid plant which originated in California in 1952, Fremontodendron x 'Californian Glory' is an evergreen shrub with superb large (up to 6 cm across), rich-yellow flowers all summer
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Garrya elliptica (male form)

Garrya elliptica (male form)
Silk Tassel Bush

Information Only - Native to the western United States, Garrya elliptica is a magnificent, evergreen shrub, famous for its long (up to 25 - 30 cm), trailing, grey-green catkins in late winter
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Halesia monticola 'Variegata'

Halesia monticola 'Variegata'
Variegated Snowdrop Tree

New to us, Halesia monticola 'Variegata' is an unusual large shrub or eventually small tree with an attractive cream-gold margin to the leaves
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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Vesna'

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Vesna'
Witch Hazel

Information Only - This witch hazel is named after 'Vesna' the Russian Goddess of spring and has clusters of long, thick, bright yellow petals with an orange center in late winter
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Hamamelis japonica 'Pendula'

Hamamelis japonica 'Pendula'
Weeping Japanese Witch Hazel

A rare selection with a stiffly weeping habit, Hamamelis japonica 'Pendula' is covered with masses of small, delicate, slightly scented, yellow flowers in early spring
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Holboellia latifolia

Holboellia latifolia
Sausage vine

Information OnlyA vigorous, twining, evergreen climber native to Central China, Holboellia latifolia has racemes of fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hanabi Rose'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hanabi Rose'
Fireworks Hydrangea

INFORMATION ONLY - Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hanabi Rose' is similar to the more familiar Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hanabi' except that this has spectacular rose-pink flowers, rather than the usual white
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Ilex dimorphophylla

Ilex dimorphophylla
Okinawan Holly

Information Only - Found growing in the wild on the Ryukyu Islands, south of Japan, Ilex dimorphophylla has small, dainty, prickly leaves which remain bright green all year round
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Ilex x koehneana

Ilex x koehneana
Koehne Holly

Information Only - Striking holly with long, glossy dark green, spined leaves which are similar in appearance to those of a sweet chestnut
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Larix kaempferi 'Wolterdingen'

Larix kaempferi 'Wolterdingen'
Dwarf Larch

Information Only - A superb dwarf, compact cultivar of larch discovered in Germany in 1970, Larix kaempferi 'Wolterdingen' has green-blue needles which turn a creamy-yellow in autumn before falling
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Lindera benzoin

Lindera benzoin
Northern Spicebush

Information Only - An unusual native to Eastern North America, Lindera benzoin has clusters of small, fragrant greenish-yellow flowers in spring, followed by bright red fruit later in the year
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Lindera obtusiloba

Lindera obtusiloba
Japanese Spicebush

Information Only - A rare plant in the UK, Lindera obtusiloba is a large decideous shrub with dark green, broad, usually three-lobed leaves which turn vivid shades of butter-yellow in the autumn
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Liriodendron tulipifera 'Glen Gold'

Liriodendron tulipifera 'Glen Gold'
Golden-leaved Tulip Tree

An unusual cultivar, Liriodendron tulipifera 'Glen Gold' has large, plate-like, golden leaves in spring and summer which turn pretty shades of yellow before falling in autumn
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Lonicera elisae

Lonicera elisae
Winter Flowering Honeysuckle

Information Only - An extremely rare and lovely shrub, Lonicera elisae has a compact, upright habit and masses of delicate pale white, tubular flowers which appear on the branches in late winter
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Maackia amurensis

Maackia amurensis
Chinese Yellow Wood or Amur Maackia

Rare and handsome plant native to parts of Northern China and Korea, Maackia amurensis has new leaves in spring which are a beautiful ghostly, silver-blue in colour
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Magnolia delavayi

Magnolia delavayi
Chinese Evergreen Magnolia

Information Only - A beautiful and rare, evergreen plant native to Yunnan Province in China, Magnolia delavayi is known for its captivating, large (up to 18 - 20 cm across) white flowers in late summer
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Magnolia denudata
Yulan Lily

Information Only - A beautiful plant native to Central and Eastern China, where the lovely flowers have in the past been regarded as a symbol of purity
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Mahonia fortunei

Mahonia fortunei
Chinese Mahonia

Information Only - A striking, rare, evergreen Mahonia which was introduced from China by Robert Fortune in the nineteenth century
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Mahonia gracilipes

Mahonia gracilipes
Chinese Mahonia

Information Only - A fabulous, small and slow growing Mahonia with eye-catching purple-red flowers which was first introduced to the United Kingdom by Roy Lancaster in 1980
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Mahonia lomariifolia

Mahonia lomariifolia
Burmese Mahonia

Information Only - Native to Eastern Asia, Mahonia lomariifolia has clusters of soft yellow, fragrant flowers in late autumn or early winter
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Nyssa sylvatica 'Autumn Cascades'

Nyssa sylvatica 'Autumn Cascades'
Weeping Tupelo / Weeping Gum

INFORMATION ONLY - A rare form of Nyssa with lush green leaves in spring and summer and very showy, vibrant red/scarlet and orange autumn colours
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Nyssa sylvatica 'Miss Scarlet'

Nyssa sylvatica 'Miss Scarlet'
Tupelo

INFORMATION ONLY - A handsome cultivar with glossy, dark green leaves in spring and summer and eye-catching, scarlet autumn colour
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Pinus jeffreyi

Pinus jeffreyi
Jeffrey Pine

Information Only - A native of North America, Pinus jeffreyi has handsome stout needles up to 8 inches long, slow growing and rare in the United Kingdom, eventually becoming a large tree
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Pinus patula

Pinus patula
Mexican Weeping Pine

Information Only - An extremely beautiful, gracefully weeping tree native to Mexico, Pinus patula has reddish bark, spreading branches and elegant, bright green, drooping needles
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Pinus pinea

Pinus pinea
Stone Pine or Umbrella Pine

Available Summer 2017 - A native of Southern Europe, Pinus pinea is a lovely architectural pine tree with a deeply fissured trunk and distinctive broad, spreading head of branches
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Prunus sargentii

Prunus sargentii
Sargent's Cherry

Information Only - A spectacular tree and arguably one of the finest Japanese cherry trees for year round interest
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Quercus x hispanica 'Lucombeana'

Quercus x hispanica 'Lucombeana'
Lucombe Oak

Information Only - A large semi-evergreen oak, Quercus x hispanica 'Lucombeana' was raised in Exeter in 1763 by Mr Lucombe from acorns which were hybrids of Quercus cerris and Quercus suber
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Quercus ilex 'Olive Pillar'

Quercus ilex 'Olive Pillar'
Evergreen Oak

Information Only - Discovered as a chance seedling in Hillingdon, Norfolk, Quercus ilex 'Olive Pillar' is a lovely upright, evergreen tree with dark olive green leaves
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Quercus robur 'Furst Schwarzenburg'

Quercus robur 'Furst Schwarzenburg'
Variegated English Oak

Information Only -  A rare selection of oak, the first flush of leaves in spring are dark green, but the lammas growth (secondary flush of growth) in late June or July is boldly cream and white variegated
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Quercus robur 'Pectinata'

Quercus robur 'Pectinata'
Cut-leaved English Oak

Available Autumn 2017 - One of our favourite cultivars of oak tree, Quercus robur 'Pectinata' has handsome pectinate (comb-shaped), deeply cut, dark green leaves which turn lovely cinnamon and straw colours in autumn
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Quercus robur 'Purpurea'

Quercus robur 'Purpurea'
Purple-leaved English Oak

Information Only - Rare selection of our native English oak with wonderful, smoky-purple coloured leaves and a densely branching, rounded habit
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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
False Acacia

Information Only - A popular garden tree, first raised at a nursery in Holland in 1935, Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' has leaves that are rich golden yellow from late spring until autumn
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Romneya coulteri

Romneya coulteri
Californian Tree Poppy

Information Only - A vigorous, semi-herbaceous shrub bearing pure-white, fragrant flowers, up to 13 - 16 cm in diameter from July until October
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Ruscus aculeatus

Ruscus aculeatus
Knee Holly or Butchers Broom

INFORMATION ONLY - A low growing, evergreen, holly-like shrub which belongs to the Lily family and is a native to the Mediterranean region and North Africa
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Salix fargesii

Salix fargesii
Fargesii Willow

Information OnlyA slow growing and unusual willow, Salix fargesii has polished mahogany coloured bark, glossy dark green leaves and bold upright catkins in spring
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Salix magnifica

Salix magnifica
Magnificent Willow

Information Only - Native to China, Salix magnifica is a rare, upright large shrub or eventually very small tree in the right conditions with large and handsome, magnolia-like leaves
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Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate'
Sweet Box

Information Only - A splendid Chinese shrub with fairly narrow, lance-shaped dark green leaves and masses of sweetly scented white flowers in winter
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Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Barabit's Requiem'

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Barabit's Requiem'
Weeping Giant Redwood

Information Only - An eye-catching selection with a vigorous, upright habit and stiffly weeping side branches
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Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Greenpeace'

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Greenpeace'
Giant Redwood

Information Only - A recent introduction to the United Kingdom, very similar to a classic Sequoiadendron giganteum, but with rich, bright emerald green foliage instead of the usual dark grey-green
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Stachyurus salicifolius

Stachyurus salicifolius
Willow-Leaved Stachyurus

Information Only - A rare semi-evergreen shrub native to parts of China, Stachyurus salicifolius has long, narrow, dark green leaves and once established drooping yellow flowers in early spring
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Styrax hemsleyana

Styrax hemsleyana
Chinese Snowbell Tree

A rare native of China and first introduced to the United Kingdom in 1900, Styrax hemsleyana has long (12 - 15 cm) racemes of wide, pure white flowers in mid summer
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Sycoparrotia semidecidua

Sycoparrotia semidecidua
Sycoparrotia

Available Autumn/Winter 2017 A handsome plant, x Sycoparrotia semidecidua is semi-evergreen with dark green, oval leaves which stay on the plant in mild winters
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Taxodium distichum 'Peve Yellow'

Taxodium distichum 'Peve Yellow'
Yellow-leaved Swamp Cypress

Information Only -  New introduction with attractive fern-like, chartreuse leaves in spring which turn darker green as they age in summer
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Tilia manshurica
Manchurian Lime

Information Only - A rare, small or eventually medium sized tree with downy young shoots and very large, heart-shaped leaves once established
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Umbellularia californica

Umbellularia californica
California Laurel

Information Only - Native to parts of South-western North America, Umbellularia californica is an evergreen shrub with long narrow, bright green, aromatic leaves
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Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'

Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'
Japanese Water Elm

Information Only - Native to parts of Asia, Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase' has long deep green, narrow leaves with a serrated edge which turn shades of plum-purple and orange  in autumn
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