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Shrubs to Plant in the Fall

Erica Neumann



If you’re thinking about planting shrubs this fall, you’ll want to know which types of plants are best for your region. The fall season differs from region to region, but there are a few general rules that you can follow to help you select a suitable plant for your area. In the Eastern and Western United States, fall seasons are very different, with the Eastern regions experiencing hot, humid summers and the Western regions experiencing cool, dry autumns. The Western and Southern regions do not experience frost, but they do have a change in the growing season, so you’ll want to choose shrubs that can withstand winter and summer temperatures. Hardiness zones are provided in ranges to help you choose the right shrub for your region.

Red-flowered sumac

Red-flowered sumac is preferably planted in full sunlight, but some species will tolerate partial shade. However, the plant’s foliage may appear dull if it receives limited sunlight. Some cultivars, such as those with gold leaves, may need protection from direct afternoon sun to prevent yellowing. The shrub spreads by underground rhizomes and seeds, and larger varieties may be difficult to manage. To control the spread of larger species, deadhead spent blossoms to avoid seed germination.

Red-flowered sumac is easy to grow and can be a great addition to a landscape. Its autumn foliage is beautiful and will attract wildlife. It is also low-maintenance, making it an ideal shrub for the fall.

The red-flowered sumac is a great plant to plant in the fall because it has a bright red fall color. In addition to its bright red foliage, the shrub will also produce bright red berries that last into the winter. These berries are also delicious snacks for a variety of wildlife. Whether you’re growing the shrub for ornamental purposes or as a backyard accent, it will provide year-round visual interest.

Red-flowered sumac is arguably one of the most beautiful shrubs you can plant in the fall. Its flower clusters can be red or white and are a striking addition to any landscape. The blooms are small and fragrant and can change colors as the weather turns cold. This beautiful shrub will look gorgeous in any garden, but be aware of the toxicity of the plant.

The Red-flowered sumac is an easy plant to grow. This deciduous shrub has small leaves with leathery undersides. The flowers appear before the leaves and develop red berries in mid-September. This shrub can serve as a hedge and is easily pruned. It is drought-tolerant, fast-growing, and resistant to insects.

Red-flowered sumac is native to the eastern United States. It is an open spreading shrub, sometimes a small tree. It produces clusters of red berries in the fall. The plants are beautiful year-round and support wild birds with their berries.

Kaleidoscope Abelia

Kaleidoscope Abelia is an evergreen shrub that boasts colorful, variegated foliage. The foliage turns from light green to yellow in the summer and red during the winter. This colorful plant is easy to care for and has many uses. It is an excellent choice for landscapes that require color throughout the year.

Kaleidoscope Abelia is easy to grow and puts on an elaborate fall display. It is a versatile plant, performing as an evergreen in mild climates and as a deciduous shrub in cold climates. It is a member of the honeysuckle family and produces graceful arching branches with clusters of fragrant flowers.

Kaleidoscope Abelia shrubs are best planted when flower buds have emerged. Select a section of the plant with about six inches of growth. When cutting, cut the plant just below a leaf node to encourage a bushy look. Once the cuttings have rooted, keep them moist. You can then plant them outdoors in the spring. Alternatively, you can keep them in a greenhouse or indoors.

Kaleidoscope Abelia shrubs grow best in full to part sun. They tolerate a range of soil conditions, but thrive in acidic, well-drained soils. Once established, they are relatively drought-tolerant, but they will need deep watering twice a week.

The Kaleidoscope Abelia is a fast growing, semi-evergreen shrub with vibrant colors in the spring and summer. It can grow up to two feet tall, depending on its location and conditions. It prefers full sun, but it will tolerate shade in the afternoon. Abelia ‘Kaleidoscope’ is one of the longest-blooming Abelia varieties.

Kaleidoscope Abelia shrubs thrive in slightly acid to slightly alkaline soil. In general, they need soil with a pH of between 5.0 and 7.5. Most average garden soils are in this range. To determine your soil’s pH, you can use an inexpensive soil pH tester probe.

Kaleidoscope Abelia shrubs can be susceptible to aphids. These tiny insects can cause leaf spotting and pose a small threat to the health of the plant. If you notice aphids on your plants, use an insecticidal soap or neem oil to reduce their numbers.


There are many different kinds of Virburnum shrubs that are great to plant in the fall. One of them is Bracted Viburnum, which can grow up to 10 feet tall and eight feet wide. This plant produces luscious flowers that are arranged in flat clusters. During late spring, these flowers become blue-purple fruit. This shrub grows well in part shade to full sun and prefers well-drained soil.

When planting a viburnum, make sure to prune it when it is young. Young plants should be pruned back to one to three healthy upright trunks and be pruned to about 1/4″ above ground level. Once established, Chinese Snowball Viburnum is drought tolerant, but may need supplemental irrigation during extended periods of dry weather. Check new growth for signs that it needs water, such as wilting leaves and bending stems. Virburnums are usually not pruned, but they can be pruned for shape and control. Taller Viburnum varieties can be pruned into small trees to create an attractive accent to a landscape.

For a beautiful fall-colored shrub, choose a Virburnum variety that is semi-evergreen. Its glossy dark green leaves turn red in winter and the flowers open in March or April. The white flowers grow in clusters four to five inches high, and are fragrant.

Another type of Virburnum shrub to plant in the fall is the American Cranberrybush, also known as Viburnum trilobum. This shrub has beautiful blue-black drupes that resemble maples, as well as maple-like leaves that glow in the sunlight. This shrub will grow to eight to twelve feet tall, and will need plenty of space to grow.

If you’re planting a Viburnum shrub in the fall, make sure you have well-drained soil. A constant, soggy soil will encourage root rot and harmful plant diseases. Use a 50/50 mixture of quality potting soil and a pot with drainage holes. You can also add 10 to 20% of pumice or Perlite to the mix to help with drainage.

Virburnum shrubs to plant in fall are perfect for bringing red berries and orange-red leaves to the yard. In addition to a beautiful fall display, these plants also have edible fruits. The most common variety is the Brandywine.

Japanese maple

Planting Japanese maples in the fall can be a simple task. The first step in planting a Japanese maple is to amend the soil with organic matter. This will allow the roots to spread out and will improve drainage. Also, it is important to remember that the soil pH needs to be slightly acidic to ensure proper growth.

Japanese maples grow well in planter boxes or containers. They make wonderful accent plants for a patio or entranceway. They can grow up to 8 feet tall. Once they have started to grow, transplant them to a larger pot. Typically, a Japanese maple shrub will need at least two years before it needs to be planted directly in the ground.

Japanese maple shrubs require full sunlight throughout the day. They require a full three-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture. Mulch will also help keep weeds from growing in the soil. When planting a Japanese maple, make sure that the planting site is level and not sloping.

Japanese maples are perennials that can thrive for more than two years. However, they are very particular about where they are grown. Despite this, they can still be a great addition to any yard, whether you want a large specimen or a small specimen. You can also choose Japanese maples for containers or bonsai. A beautiful Japanese maple will add a touch of texture or shade to a shady corner of your yard.

The fall foliage is stunning when the leaves change color. It’s essential that you water your Japanese maple shrubs less frequently during the fall than you would during summer or winter. You should also keep the soil moist for the first few years and use mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture. This will also provide insulation for the roots.

Autumn Moon Japanese maple has bright yellow or pinkish leaves that turn fiery orange in the fall. This is a mid-sized Japanese maple with thick branches and a strong trunk. It tolerates heat better than other varieties of maple.

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