The most beautiful autumn shrubs for fall color
In autumn, when flowering plants start to wither and the days become more gray, the garden needs something that gives it color and joy. In this article we will list our selection of the most beautiful autumn shrubs for fall color.
You should plan your garden throughout the year, so that it has elements of interest in each season.
There are bushes that provide a stunning color impact, very welcome at this time of year. Some of these plants, tolerant and versatile, have a surprising range of leaf colors, from bright red to purple, and many also have berries.
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea
It is a deciduous, prickly, compact and very vigorous shrub. Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea has rounded leaves with a very interesting color all year round, a dark reddish purple that turns bright red in the fall. In addition to the spectacular colors, which last for a long time before falling, it also has bright red berries.
Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii
It is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 3m in height and stands out for its purple berries. The unusual shape and color of its berries stand out at this time of year and gave it the common English name “beauty berry” to this plant.
Smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria)
The broad oval leaves of this shrub acquire fantastic colors in autumn, from scarlet red to fiery orange.
Whether purple or green leaves, all varieties of smoke trees have attractive fall colors, especially when lit by the sun from behind.
Cotoneaster is an excellent shrub to cover walls and fences, and can also be used as a ground cover. It reaches 1 m and can grow vigorously through other shrubs. Cotoneasters produce small white flowers in the summer followed by bright red berries in the fall.
A deciduous shrub, Euonymus alatus is valued mainly for its autumnal characteristics, when the green foliage gives way to a spectacular red, and the small fruits in large numbers ripen to shades of orange and red. It is ideal for the back of a mixed bed, reaching about 2 m.
This perennial shrub has spiny stems and produces bunches of white flowers in the summer, followed by berries that can be yellow, orange or red depending on the variety.
Pyracantha, known as firethorn, are shrubs that lend themselves to topiary and can be molded or guided on a fence or form a hedge.
Snowball (Viburnum opulus)
The Snowball (Viburnum opulus) is a good choice for a wildlife garden, as birds love their red berries. In addition, the leaves also acquire shades of intense red in the fall.
What do you think of our selection? Should any of your favorite shrubs be included in this list of the most beautiful autumn shrubs?