Plant Fall Colors

 Our colorful October morning at the Garden Center.

Our colorful October morning at the Garden Center.

Fall Must Haves

Reds, golds, oranges, greens and warm browns give fall a coziness that is different than any other season. With all the colors available to plant now, you can still enjoy outdoors for as long as the season will allow it. Here is a list of gorgeous fall time plants to add to your garden that will make you want to call up your friends, break out that old chunky sweater, pour some of Greenport Brewery’s Leaf Pile Ale or Woodside’s Hard Apple Cider, gather around the fire pit and enjoy your own beautiful backyard.


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Reds

Foliage Trees:

Zelkova, Swamp Maples, Dogwood, Ornamental Pear, Sweet Gum

Foliage Shrubs:

Burning Bush, Viburnums, Virginia Sweetspire,
Oakleaf Hydrangea, Duetzia, Fothergilla, Barberry, Spireas, Ninebark

Fruit:

Holly, Double File Viburnum, Erie Linden Viburnum,
Cranberry Viburnum,
St. John’s Wort, Winterberry, Skimmia, Crabapple, Skimmia, Cherry, Pear

Oranges

Foliage Trees:

Sugar Maple, Japanese Maples, Red Oak, Zelkova, Dawn Redwood

Foliage Shrubs:

Mohican Viburnum, Weeping Japanese Maple

Fruit:

Pyracanthas, Roses, Euonymus

Ornamental Grasses


Yellows

Foliage Trees:

Birch, Linden, Redbud, Hornbeam, Ginko, Willow, Snowbell

Foliage Shrubs:

Clethra, Hibiscus, Roses, Kerria, Panicle Hydrangeas, Rose of Sharon, Winterberry

Fruit:

Golden Girl Holly, Cherries


Purples

Foliage Shrubs:

Big Leaf Hydrangeas, Deutzia, Korean Lilac

Fruit:

Beauty Berry



Blue

Fruit:

Arrowwood Viburnum, Mahonias, Junipers

Mondo Grass

Black

Fruit:

Japanese Holly, Cherry Laurels, Privet, Liriopes


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Multi Colored

Foliage Shrubs:

Forsythia, Weigela, Beauty Berry, Smoke Bush

Foliage Trees:

Crape Myrtles, Zelkova, Ornamental Cherries

Bark

Peeling:

River Birch, Ninebark, Oakleaf Hydrangea

Colored Stems:

White Birches, Kerria (bright green), Climbing Hydrangea, Coral Bark Maple (pink), Twig Dogwoods (red/yellow), Curly Willow (orange/yellow in summer - scarlet red in fall)



Ornamental Grasses

Fountain Grasses (fuzzy cattail plumes)
Maiden Grasses (soft feathery plumes)
Swith Grasses (pink pearly plumes)
Muhly Grass (pink fluffy plumes)

Late Flowering

Fall blooming Camellias, Encore Azaleas, Witchazel, Knock out Roses