DAY 158 (10 SEPTEMBER) – Fustet (Cotinus coggygria) (Farnham, UK)
Back to dull Surrey skies today. A quick investigation of the garden as light was fading uncovered these bizarre leaves. Close up, the edges look like pink blanket stitch. Perhaps the start of a colour change for autumn.
“In late summer few hardy shrubs are more striking and beautiful than this”, says Trees and Shrubs Online. Well they should know. I have a hunch ours turn purple a bit later, but I’ll monitor them keenly.