Great shrubs for fall color

In spring and summer, they display an amazing and captivating bright. When the cold arrives in fall, they acquire equally or even better seductive tones. See what gardening experts recommend. These are the greatest shrubs for fall color.

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea (Japanese Barberry)

Japanese barberry is a deciduous shrub that can grow to 2 to 3 meters. It is very vigorous and will quickly fill its place in the landscape. It has a rounded and compact shape displaying purple/red leaves. It likes full sun position but will grow fine in semi-shade.


Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’ (Yellow-Twig Dogwood)

Cornus is a genus of plants where we can find almost any color for the garden in the several cultivars. In this article we are featuring the yellow twig dogwood. It has bright yellow stems to be used as a contrast in front of dark evergreens or reddish deciduous.

Cornus alba 'Flaverimea' - Yellow twig dogwood shrub


Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo)

Nandina domestica is an evergreen shrub of about 1m. It has green leaves during spring and summer that turn bright red in autumn and winter. It also produces clusters of berries which are very beautiful and will persist in the plant if not eaten by the birds.

Nandina domestica berries in fall


Callicarpa bodinieri (Beautyberry)

Callicarpa bodinieri (Beautyberry) is a medium size deciduous shrub that is sometimes forgotten and its value misjudged. The large clusters of purple berries gives a special color to any spot in the garden. The uncommon colorful berries will attract the attention of any visitor.

Callicarpa bodinieri - Beautyberry - purple berries in fall


Viburnum opulus (Snowball)

Viburnum opulus is well known for spring flowers that remind snowballs. But the color it features in autumn when the leaves turn scarlet is stupendous along with the berries. Snowball can reach 3m in high and should be pruned to be in shape.

Viburnum opulus berries in autumn

Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ (Burning bush)

Burning bush, as the name suggests, turns scarlet red in autumn making it a great plant for fall colors. It produces corky stems and small ornage fruits that attract birds to the garden. This is a compact shrub that reaches 1m height.

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' (Burning bush, Compact winged spindle tree) - Red autumn foliage
Impressive red autumn foliage

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