Alan Titchmarsh unveils beautiful flowering shrub to add ‘autumn colour’ to your garden

Alan Titchmarsh shows tree's gorgeous autumn colour

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Gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh is known for sharing his gardening advice on shows like ITV’s Love Your Garden. In recent months, Alan has also begun sharing his advice and insights on Instagram. This week was no different as Alan shared some more inspiration for autumn gardens.

He posted a video on his Instagram page revelling at the “staggering autumn colour” of the stag’s horn sumach.

He said in the video: “Autumn colour does not come anymore strident than this stag’s horn sumach.

“It’s called stag horn because it’s got these bits that stick up at the top – the flowers.

“But just look at this ferny foliage – this is the cut-leafed form.

“Are you ready for the latin? Rhus typhina laciniata.

“That’s the one that has these slashed leaves.”

Wearing a bright red jumper, Alan said he matched the leave’s bright colours.

“I wore my jumper just to match,” he added.

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Stag’s horn is a large flowering shrub/small tree that’s native to North America.

The plant is recognised in the UK and was first introduced in the 17th century.

The plant also has conspicuous crimson fruit clusters in the autumn.

The plant can live for around 10 to 20 years and can grow to be around 1.5 metres to 2.5 metres tall.

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The shrub flowers in summer with its foliage turning bright red and orange in the autumn.

Rhus typhina needs to be planted in well-drained fertile soil.

You can plant it from September to November which means now is the perfect time to get it in the ground.

The plant does like full sun so be mindful where you place it.

Alan’s video attracted a lot of attention on Instagram with a lot of people commenting on how “beautiful” the plant is.

Instagram user @elaine.findlay said: “I have one in my garden and it is beautiful!”

Another user called @lindapriday said: “It’s beautiful.”

Instagram user @robby.royal.779 wrote: “Colourful nice jacket too.”

Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh airs on ITV at 10am on Sunday

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