Trees and shrubs
Wig tree (Cotinus coggygria)
The wig tree is attractive in the fall in two ways: the inflorescence and the flaming orange fall color. The flowers themselves are not so striking, especially the red flower stalks that remain after flowering and cover the tree with a kind of wig. By pruning the tree in the spring, you keep it nice and compact and it produces more and more beautifully tinted leaves. It is sometimes said that the wig tree cannot withstand frost well, but these subspecies do: Ancot, Grace, Purpureus and Royal Purple. The wig tree likes the sun and is in bloom for about 6-7 months. It can grow up to 3 meters high.
White mountain ash (Sorbus koehneana)
Most gardeners know the mountain ash (Sorbus) as a (street) tree that is decorated with large, white umbels with orange-red berries after flowering. An exception to this is the Sorbus Koehneana. It also flowers with white umbels, but then forms decorative clusters of white berries; that is why it is also called white mountain ash. Beautiful in combination with the grey-green, feathered leaves.
This small tree or large shrub likes a nutrient-rich, moist to moist soil; As far as acidity is concerned, it is very tolerant: from pH 5.5 to 8. Leave a lot of space around the tree because it roots superficially and absorbs quite a bit of moisture and nutrition, which means that perennials have a hard time. The white mountain ash is best placed in the sun/partial shade. Preferably no midday sun. This tree blooms for about 5-6 months and grows up to 3 meters high.