Plants with Fall Color

I’m so fortunate to live in an area where the roadside if full of beautiful changing leaves during autumn. However, as an ornamental gardener, I like my garden to look good as long as possible, so I often purchase plants with fall color; or those that I know will either bloom, produce fruit, or change color in the fall.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Trees

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

The sugar maple, which is common around here, is gorgeous, but can grow to over 50 feet tall and wide.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

If you are in the market for a more manageable tree, you might like a dogwood tree.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Or a crab-apple tree like this one, called Indian Magic. Of course, both the dogwood and the crabapple produce beautiful spring blossoms too.

Shrubs

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

You may have heard of The Burning Bush shrub or Euonymus alatus. This easy to grow beauty can be found in many suburban landscapes and will last for years.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

I really like Fothergilla major. In addition to fall color, this one also has interesting early spring flowers, that look great in arrangements.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Many hydrangea turn colors in the fall, like this pretty Hydrangea quercifolia or Oakleaf Hydrangea.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Itea Henry’s Garnet is another frequently planted shrub in the landscape, with beautiful color and spring blooms. This one only grows to about 3-5 feet tall so you can easily find a place for it in the garden.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

For unusual striking color in the fall, try a beauty bush or Callicarpa dichotoma.

Perennials

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Penstemon ‘Husker Red’ is beautiful in the fall.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Many perennial geraniums change colors in the fall like this Geranium sanguineum.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Did you know that there is an Autumn fern? AKA Dryopteris erythrosora.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

Finally, this Epimedium or bishop’s hat, offers beautiful burgundy foliage with green veining.

These are just a few of the many to choose from. I hope that I have inspired you to think of fall, the next time you purchase a plant for your garden.

Learn about plants with fall color that you can but for your garden including selections of trees, shrubs and perennials that display beautiful fall color.

 

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. I love autumn – so beautiful!

  2. You completely captured the beauty of fall. It’s such an amazing season full of wonderful sites.

  3. We definitely need to do some planting. We lost 3 trees this year – a dogwood that didn’t come back this spring, an evergreen that was mostly brown and a maple that blew over in a crazy wind storm. We really need to pick some from this list, they are all beautiful!

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