It’s so easy to funnel interest into your spring and summer landscapes with all that’s in bloom early in the season. The color palette is wide and the hoop houses filled with choices. But many landscapes are overlooked when it comes to fall interest, with one or two representatives for fall color ie. Paperbark Maple or Burning Bush (fyi we have both…). So to help you out with what looks great this fall, we have a list of surefire interest for the next coming months- in stock and looking great!
–Bergenia cordifolia (Heartleaf Bergenia) Thick leaves on this perennial turn shades of pink and red – great for containers!
–Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple Beautyberry) Unusual purple berries form tight clusters on arching branches
–Fothergilla gardenii (Witchalder) Bottlebrush flowers open before they leaf out in spring, leaves turn a trio of reds, oranges and yellows.
–Heuchera (Coral Bells) So many varieties with foliage colors that hold up through 3 long seasons – another one that’s great in containers
–Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea) The picture above speaks for itself – great in partial shade!
–Ilex (Holly) Evergreen hybrids with the red berries and deciduous Winterberry are all berried up and ready for the landscape
–Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire) It’s a summer bloomer that loves showing off in fall, too. Bright red foliage is a great substitute for Burning Bush – it’s a native, too!
–Leucothoe (Fetterbush) Thick evergreen leaves turn shades of dark red/maroon for the colder months. Makes a good contrasting skirt for trees with interesting bark!
–Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweet Gum) Star-shaped leaves turn shades of orange to red. Majestic shade tree also available in a variety called ‘Slender Silhouette’ – imagine a row of those!
–Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum) Glossy foliage with outstanding fall color on this native tree!
-Oxydendron arboreum (Sourwood) Ditto, except it has summer flowers to boot!
Ornamental Grasses are awesome compliments to any of these fall stars – too many to mention!
–Parrotia persica Densely branched pyramidal tree, a haven for bird’s nests and the fall color is much like Fothergilla – a riot of reds, oranges & yellows!
–Viburnums Almost all varieties have something to offer in fall – either through foliage color or berry clusters! Check out V. dentatum ‘Chicago Lustre’ (Arrowwood Viburnum) – they’re loaded with blue clusters of berries and V. trilobum (American Cranberry) heavy with red!
The list can go on and on but even a few of these added to your borders and entryways will add the punch your fall landscapes need. There’s no excuse now – all your properties should turn heads this fall!