plants with great fall foliage

We really enjoyed the bright blooms of summer flowers (and all that sun), but are undoubtedly looking forward to the fall season. We’ve already talked about how fall is perfect for planting in order to produce strong plants next spring, but what about when we want to make our yard and garden look great right now? There are many trees and shrubs that provide cool and unique foliage colors and textures this time of the year. Here are a few of our favorite trees and shrubs that look great in the fall, available now at all Al’s locations!

Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’ AKA Oregon Grape

  • Sun to Shade exposure
  • Hardy to 5° F
  • Evergreen
  • Fall to Winter blooming bright yellow flowers
  • Attracts hummingbirds & bees
  • Dwarf habit (3'x3’)
  • Very low water needs once established

Nandina ‘Moyers Red’ AKA Heavenly Bamboo

  • Sun to shade exposure
  • Hardy to 0° F
  • Evergreen
  • Blue-green foliage in the spring and summer
  • Red to purple foliage in the fall and winter

Hydrangea quercifolia AKA Oakleaf Hydrangea

  • Partial to full sun exposure
  • Hardy to 10° F
  • Semi-evergreen
  • Clusters of cone-shaped white flowers
  • Beautiful dark green oak-leaf shaped leaves spring and summer turning purple in fall and winter
  • 5'x5’ high and wide growth

Drimys lanceolata AKA Tasmanian Mountain Pepper

  • Part shade to full sun exposure
  • Hardy to 10° F
  • Evergreen
  • Deep green foliage on red stems
  • Up to 8'x8’ at maturity

Pinus mugo ‘Carsten’s Wintergold’ AKA Wintergold Mugo Pine

  • Full sun exposure
  • Hardy to minus 40° F
  • Evergreen
  • Green in spring and summer, prized golden foliage fall and winter. The colder the climate, the more gold it gets!
  • 2’x2’ at 10 years old. ~4” growth a year

Hypericum inodorum ‘Floralberry Sangria’ AKA St. John’s Wort

  • Part shade to full sun exposure
  • Hardy to 10° F
  • Deciduous
  • Dark green foliage with maroon new growth
  • Bright yellow flowers followed by deep red berries
  • Wonderful accent in cut flower arrangements