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Splendor of Fall Foliage: Trees & Shrubs for Stunning Color

As the warmth of summer bids adieu, nature transforms into a captivating array of colors, announcing the arrival of fall. The enchantment of fall foliage weaves its spell, captivating our senses with its stunning hues. In this blog, we’ll take you on a journey through the world of autumn leaves, showcasing the finest trees and shrubs that paint the landscape in vibrant shades. From fiery reds to golden yellows, these remarkable trees and shrubs will turn your autumn garden into a mesmerizing sight.

Maple Trees: Nature’s Artistry at Its Best

No fall landscape is complete without the presence of maple trees. Their distinctive hand-shaped leaves burst into brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making them true artists of autumn. Varieties like the Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) or Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) become striking focal points in your garden. Watch their leaves sway gracefully in the crisp autumn breeze, like a scene right out of an artist’s masterpiece.

Here are a few of our favorite Maple varieties, sure to provide brilliant color to your landscape.

Autumn Blaze

Height: 50′ | Spread: 40′

Autumn Fest
Sugar Maple

Height: 50′ |  Spread: 35′

Crimson Sunset

Height: 40′ |  Spread: 25′


Height: 45′ | Spread: 30′

Sugar Maple
Height: 60′ | Spread: 50′

Japanese Maple
Height: 20′ |  Spread: 20′

Crimson Queen Japanese Maple
Height: 8′ |  Spread: 10′

Japanese Maple

Height: 7′ | Spread: 10′

Burning Bush: A Fiery Delight

Radiating the essence of fall, the Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) becomes a showstopper with its intense red foliage. This deciduous shrub is a sight to behold, transforming your garden into a fiery spectacle. Pair it with evergreen shrubs for a striking contrast and witness the Burning Bush stealing the spotlight with its fiery hues.

Burning Bush
Height: 7′ | Spread: 7′

Dogwood: A Palette of Nature’s Colors

Dogwood trees add a delicate touch to the fall landscape with their exquisite foliage. Varieties like the Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa) and the Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) showcase captivating shades of red, purple, and burgundy, creating a natural palette of colors.

Here a few of our favorite Dogwood varieties, adding amazing color and beauty to your fall landscape.

Arctic Fire Red Twig

Height: 4′ | Spread: 4′

Cherokee Princess
Height: 30′ | Spread: 35′

Blue Ray Kousa
Height: 20′ | Spread: 20′

Witch Hazel: Gilded Beauty of Autumn

As late fall arrives, the Witch Hazel (Hamamelis) graces us with its golden-yellow blossoms, bringing charm to the autumn landscape. This unique shrub’s vibrant flowers emerge when most other plants have shed their blooms, offering a delightful surprise in your garden. Pair its radiant foliage with other fall treasures for a truly captivating display.

Ninebark: Marvelous in Maroon

Ninebark shrubs, admired for their stunning maroon foliage, add a captivating touch to any fall garden. Their rich, deep hues infuse a warm and welcoming atmosphere as temperatures dip.

Here are a couple of our favorite Ninebark shrubs to bring a touch of maroon to your gardens.

Ginger Wine Ninebark
Height: 6′ | Spread: 6′

Little Devil Ninebark
Height: 4′ | Spread: 3′

Viburnum: Shades of Elegance

Viburnums are a true embodiment of fall elegance, offering a diverse range of colors and forms. With their unique foliage and captivating colors, viburnums are a must-have for any fall landscape.

Here are a couple of our favorite Viburnum varieties to add to your fall palette.

Korean Spice Viburnum
Height: 6′ | Spread: 5′

Common Snowball Viburnum
Height: 12′ | Spread: 10′

Smoke Bushes: A Fiery Foliage Display

Smoke Bushes are renowned for their foliage that ignites the autumn landscape with color, delivering a fiery and unforgettable visual display.

Here are some of our favorite Smoke Bushes to usher in the splendor of autumn.

Royal Purple Smoke Tree
Height: 10′ | Spread: 10′

Winecraft Black Smoke Tree
Height: 6′ | Spread: 6′

As nature adorns itself in its most splendid attire, the splendor of fall foliage unfurls before our eyes. The vivid hues of maple trees, the fiery spectacle of the Burning Bush, the artistic palette of Dogwood trees, the golden treasure of Witch Hazel, and a host of other captivating contributions collectively craft the breathtaking beauty of the fall season. Craft your own autumn masterpiece by incorporating these magnificent trees and shrubs in the canvas of your garden. Enjoy the wonders of gardening!


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