best shrubs for fall color

Late Season Fall Color

Little Quick Fire Hydrangea and Red Lightning Heuchera

Plants for Brilliant Fall Color

The weather might be cooling down, but Knecht’s is ablaze with fall color! Here are some of our favorites for making sure your fall garden doesn’t fizzle out.

Orange Rocket Barberry – low-maintenance and attractive throughout the season, Orange Rocket fires up to a brilliant red-orange in the fall.

Burning Bush – with its interesting corky branches, this fiery choice is hard to beat for vibrant red fall color. Both the shrub and tree forms light up the landscape.

Low Scape Mound Chokeberry – cute white flowers in spring. Edible, dark purple fruit and beautiful red leaves in fall. As if that weren’t enough, this native shrub is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions.

Lil’ Ditty Viburnum – tons of fragrant, puffy flowers in spring and elegant, glossy foliage that deepens to a reddish purple in fall. This dwarf variety is attractive to birds too!

Little Quick Fire Hydrangea – this early blooming dwarf variety has white flowers that turn pink in the summer and foliage that turns purplish in the fall. A great addition to the garden.

Red Lightning Heuchera – these coral bells are beautiful year-round, and they are particularly impressive later in the season. The bright green foliage and red leaf veins stand out after other plants have been frost bitten.

Perennial Geranium – these beauties bloom all summer and have delightfully fragrant foliage that turns shades of yellow, orange, and red as the weather cools down. They’re also a wonderfully versatile groundcover, thriving in sun and part shade alike.

Come on down to Knecht’s and get your fill of fall color!

This article has been submitted by Simone Schneegans.