Some of the red-green color contrasts in my garden are simply the product of new growth.
|Reddish orange tips decorate the ends of every stem on Agonis flexuosa 'Nana'|
|Every time Calliandra haematocephala (Pink Power Puff) is trimmed, the new growth comes in red|
Color changes in other plants seem to be associated with colder temperatures.
|This noID guava produces red-green leaves every fall|
|The pinkish-purple color at the tips of Hebe 'Purple Shamrock' is also more prominent during cold weather|
|This Leucadendron 'Jester' showed deeper red color during the heat of summer. Our cool season temperatures have brought out more variability in the foliage, which now shows the red, green and yellow variation for which the plant is known.|
|Leucadendron salignum 'Safari Sunset' develops red flower-like bracts this time of year|
|Trachelospermum jasminoides (aka Star Jasmine) develops red-green leaf color in winter|
Many succulents turn redder as temperatures drop.
|Sedum rubrotinctum has turned mostly red as the weather cooled and even the Aloe vanbelenii x ferox and Aeonium arboreum sharing the space have turned a little red around the edges|
|Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' has developed redder edges too|
However, some succulents that turned red under summer stress shift back to green.
|Aloe wickensii is shown here during summer's heat (left) and currently (right)|
That's it for my seasonal foliage highlights. Visit Pam at Digging to find more foliage follow-up posts.
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