Shrubs with Great Fall Color

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When it comes to shrubs with great fall color, you have lots of choice. Here are three lists you may find helpful.

Shrubs with Colorful Fall Foliage

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Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’)

  1. Amur maple (Acer tataricum ginnala) zone 2a
  2. Azaleas (Rhododendron spp.) zones 2 to 9, depending on species
  3. Barberries (Berberis thunbergii and other deciduous species) zone 4b
  4. Blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) zone 2 to 6, depending on species
  5. Burning bush (Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’) zone 3b
  6. Chokeberries (Aronia spp.) zone variable, 3 to 5
  7. Common ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) zone 2b
  8. Common witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiania) zone 4
  9. Cotoneasters (Cotoneaster spp.) zone 3 to 7, depending on species
  10. Dogwoods (Cornus spp.) zone 2 to 7, depending on species
  11. Dwarf burning bush (Euonymus nanus) zone 2
  12. Enkianthus (Enkianthus spp.) zone 5b to 7, depending on species

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    Tiger Eyes Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’)

  13. Fothergillas (Fothergilla spp.) zone 5 to 6, depending on species)
  14. Fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica) zone 4
  15. Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica) zone 7
  16. Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) zone 6
  17. Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica, syn. S. x bumalda) zone 3
  18. Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) zone 5b
  19. Serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.) zone 2 or 3, depending on species
  20. Shining sumac (Rhus copallinum) zone 5
  21. Spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus) zone 3
  22. Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) zone 3
  23. Viburnums (Viburnum spp.) zone 3 to 7, depending on species
  24. Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) zone 6
  25. Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) zone 3 or 4, depending on cultivar

Shrubs with Colorful Fall Fruit

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Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

  1. Amur maple (Acer tataricum ginnala) zone 2a
  2. Barberries (Berberis spp.) zones 4b to 8, depending on species
  3. Beautyberries (Callicarpa spp.) zones 6 or 7, depending on species
  4. Blue hollies (Ilex x meservae) zone 5a to 7, depending on cultivar
  5. Chokeberries (Aronia spp.) zone variable, 3 to 5
  6. Common ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) zone 2b
  7. Cotoneasters (Cotoneaster spp.) zone 3 to 7, depending on species
  8. Firethorns (Pyracantha spp.) zone 6b to 8, depending on species
  9. Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica) zone 7

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    Spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus)

  10. Northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) zone 4b
  11. Roses (Rosa cvs) zone 2 to 8, depending on cultivar
  12. Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) zone 3
  13. Shining sumac (Rhus copallinum) zone 5
  14. Snowberries (Symphoricarpos spp.) zone 2 to 6, depending on species
  15. Spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus) zone 3
  16. Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) zone 3
  17. Viburnums (Viburnum spp.) zone 3 to 7, depending on species
  18. Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) zone 3 or 4, depending on cultivar

Shrubs with Fall Flowers

Heptacodium miconioides

Seven sons flower (Heptacodium miconioides)

  1. Chinese mint shrub (Elsholtzia stauntonii), zone 4b
  2. Common witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiania) zone 4
  3. Glossy abelia (Abelia x grandiflora) zone 6b
  4. Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica, syn. S. x bumalda) zone 3
  5. Panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) zone 3b
  6. Roses (Rosa cvs) zone 2 to 8, depending on cultivar
  7. Seven sons flower (Heptacodium miconioides) zone 4b
  8. Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa) zone 2
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