Colorful Coleus Plant Varieties
Sep 25, Firethorn (pyracantha) is an easy-to-grow evergreen that puts on a show with its bright orange-red berries in fall. It’s well suited for a hedge, and will attract birds and other wildlife to your Author: Jennifer Noonan.
Autumn into early winter is the peak time to plant spring-blooming bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, alliums, and crocuses.
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is the perfect autumn shrub, turning golden-yellow in fall and even bearing yellow spider-y flowers in late winter. A native plant hardy to zone 3, it can grow to be 12 to 15 feet tall and wide so give it plenty of room.
It’s leaves turn bright orange in fall. Look for the reliable cultivar ‘Arnold’s Promise’. Aug 22, Most deciduous shrubs are easily planted in fall; however, broad-leaved evergreens like rhododendron and narrow-leaved evergreens like yew prefer to be planted in the spring.
If you want a truly eye-catching red shade, you can also consider its close cousin, the Tor spirea, which boasts dark green leaves in summer that turn a vibrant purple-red in fall.
Healthy trees and shrubs will last for decades, so consider your longer-term landscaping goals and how the full-grown trees and shrubs will fit in. Consider trees and shrubs that will provide different features year-round, such as fruit in summer and changing leaf colors in fall. For beautiful blossoms, consider a redbud or ornamental cherry tree in Northern regions, crape myrtle in the Southeast or desert willow.