Fall marks the transition from warm summer to cold winter. It’s the time when various plants and trees display beautiful autumn colours such as scarlet, orange, brown, green and rustic red. These plants bloom throughout the season and add various hues of autumn foliage to landscapes.
If you love the colours of autumn, then you can inject some of them in your landscape by adding these 5 plants to your garden.
1) Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
Oakleaf Hydrangea is a flowering plant that produces white flowers in summer that fade in fall and turn to pinkish-brown. The leaves have three, five or seven pointed lobes and are similar to that of oak trees. The attractive cinnamon-tan-orange coloured bark adds to the beauty of fall when it peels in thin flakes. It’s a must-have plant for your garden during autumn to bring in a rustic touch.
2) Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Japanese Maple is an elegant plant ideal for small gardens. This woody plant is native to Korea, Japan, and China and offers a wide array of autumn foliage such as bright red, yellow and russet. The spectacular colour of its star-shaped leaves is what makes this plant an attractive addition to any landscape. You can see its best colours if grown in full sunlight.
3) Birch (Betula)
Birch is a hardwood tree known for its delicate yellow leaves in fall. The beautiful white barks and satiny texture of this ornamental tree make it ideal for fall among landscapers. It beautiful leaves and trunk make it the focal point of your garden.
4) Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)
Coleus is a popular ornamental plant famous for its brightly coloured foliage. This easygoing plant blooms year-round but pops out in full form during the fall. The leaves show several shades of green, pink, yellow, dark purple, maroon and red. If you’re planning to include this plant in your garden, then take special care during the colder months or else it may die. To protect this plant in the winter, take a clipping and root it in water to plant in the next spring season.
5) Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
Boston ivy belongs to the grape family native to eastern Asia. It’s a deciduous woody vine that offers brilliant red coloured leaves in autumn. Cover your walls and trellises with this creeper and paint your landscape in the colours of autumn. This gorgeous plant pops out small dark blue grapes that add to the beauty of this wonderful creeper in the fall.
Add these plants to your garden and admire the beauty of fall in your landscape. Their attractive leaves will not only create a breathtaking view but also give a splash of colours to your outdoor area. They also work as a great background for family pictures. So, what are you waiting for? Take out your gardening tools and start working!