Despite the slow start to autumn in Devon the various American oaks are really doing their "thing" now. It is the right time to be wandering amongst specimens in our arboretum
, or interesting gardens and arboreta elsewhere, just to mop up the pure brilliance of their display. Quercus rubra
(shown here), palustris, velutina, coccinea
are all large fast growing American species. They are all famed for spectacular fiery autumn leaves.