Plants We Think You'll FALL For

As a new season approaches, it stirs up excitement for cooler temperatures, and fall colors. We have a lovely and captivating selection of fall color to add to your containers, garden beds, walkways, and more.  Please note - not all varieties are available at all locations.

Purple Hopseed

1. Purple Hopseed Bush

Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' -A great show of color with bronze-green foliage that turns deep purple-red in fall. Pinkish fruit brightens the plant in summer. Dense branches can be trimmed as hedge or espalier; left unpruned, it makes a superb evergreen screen.

  • Fast growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
  • Ideal for borders, espalier, hedges, privacy screen, urban gardens, wildlife gardens and as a windbreak
  • Loves full sun and produces dramatic foliage color

2. Hamelia - Lime Sizzler™ Firebush

Hamelia

Enliven borders and patio containers with the fantastic green and yellow foliage and sizzling red-orange flowers of this exotic, mounding, semi-woody perennial. Particularly effective in mass plantings to create a swath of bright color, or as an accent tucked between plants with darker foliage. Use as a summer annual in colder regions.

  • Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide; 1 to 2 ft. when grown as an annual
  • Ideal for borders, containers, hedges, mass planting and poolside
  • Prefers partial to full sun

Blueberries

3. Blueberries

Perhpas this isn't one that comes to mind when thinking of fall color but the blue green foliage color make them a stunning and complimentary plant to other fall colors. They are ideal for containers, hedges, very wet areas and woodland gardens

Southmoon Blueberry

Vaccinium x 'Southmoon' - Delicious, large, sky blue berries ripen in early summer. A highly productive, early-fruiting blueberry for areas that receive as few as 500 hours of winter chill. The olive green foliage and white bell-shaped flowers provide ornamental interest in the landscape.

  • Upright shrub reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
  • Full sun
  • Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Edible, and Low Chill Requirement

Bountiful Blue® Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum - An award winning variety with the bluest of foliage! Pink-blushed flowers produce a big crop of large, sweet, juicy berries on a compact, mounded shrub. Perfect for hedges or planting in large tubs. Self-fertile, though planting with another variety may increase yields. Needs only 150-200 winter chill hours. Semi-evergreen in mild climates.

  • Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
  • Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Fall Color, and Low Chill Requirement

4. Heuchera

Heuchera, commonly called coral bells for the sprays of bright pink bell-like blooms they send up in the summer, are prized for their attractive foliage as well as their delicate blooms. Available in a plethora of colors, Huechera can used in mass planting in partially shady gardens.


5. Lamium - Beacon Silver Dead Nettle

Lamium

Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' - Silvery-white leaves with green edges form a lush groundcover atop which appear small pale pink flowers. Brightens shady areas in hotter climates or good for full sun elsewhere. Trail from mixed perennial containers or edge perennial borders.

  • Fast growing to 6 to 12 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide
  • Ideal for borders, ground cover, water gardens and woodland gardens

Viburnum

6. Viburnum

Brandywine™ Viburnum

Viburnum nudum - Experience the most beautiful berry display in the plant kingdom with this new Viburnum. It delivers loads of breathtaking berries that transform from green to shades of vivid pink and blue. A great companion pollinator for 'Winterthur' although Brandywine has good berry production even without another pollenizer nearby. Showy glossy leaves change to incredible dark maroon-red in autumn.

  • Ideal as a hedge, specimen, or mass planting
  • 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide
  • Partial shade to full sun

David Viburnum

Viburnum davidii - A showy, low-growing, compact, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub valued for its glossy dark green leaves and metallic turquoise blue fruit. Planting two or more plants will ensure good cross-pollination for consistent berry production. Use to create a low hedge or for a foundation shrub with ferns, azaleas and other acid-loving plants.

  • Ideal as a border, ground cover, hedge, specimen, urban garden, wildlife garden, or mass planting
  • Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide
  • Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest
  • Partial shade to full sun

Succulents

7. Succulents

Succulents are some of the most versatile plants. They make a statement on their own or planted with other like-minded plants.


8. Diamond Height Ceanothus - Variegated Carmel Creeper

Diamond Ceanothus

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights' - A brightly colored, low-growing evergreen with exceptional chartreuse and dark green variegation, accented by clusters of pale blue spring flowers. The yellow tones dominate in warm weather, while the green dominates in cooler weather or shade. Takes cool coastal sunlight; site in bright shade in hot, inland regions.

  • Reaches only 1 ft. tall, spreading 4 to 5 ft. wide
  • Ideal for borders, containers, ground cover and mass planting
  • Partial to full sun

9. Japanese Maples

BloodGood Japanese Maple:

Bloodgood Japanese Maple

The blood good maple is a very hardy Japanese maple. Bright red foliage in the spring turns to a deep scarlet in the fall.

  • Botanical: Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum ‘Bloodgood’
  • Type: Deciduous tree
  • Size: 15 – 20 ft. tall and wide
  • Sun-Shade: Filtered sun to full sun
  • Watering: Weekly watering, increase during warm months
  • Garden Uses: Small lawn tree, patios, entryways

Crimson Queen Japanese Maple:

Crimson Queen Japanese Maple

This dwarf Japanese maple has weeping branches that are a deep crimson in the summer which change to scarlet in the fall.

  • Botanical: Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’
  • Type: Deciduous plant
  • Size: 10 ft tall and wide
  • Sun-Shade: Morning sun, afternoon shade
  • Watering: Weekly deep watering, more frequently in summer heat
  • Garden Uses: Fire wise, poolside, woodland garden, specimen garden accent.

Shaina Japanese Maple

Shaina Japanese Maple

This dwarf Japanese maple is a compact, slow growing tree with bright red clusters of leaves.

  • Botanical: Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’
  • Type: Deciduous tree
  • Size: 6ft – 8ft tall, 8ft – 10ft wide
  • Sun-Shade: Morning sun, afternoon shade
  • Watering: Deep, regular watering during warm months
  • Garden Uses: small lawn tree, patios, entryways

Loropetalum

10. Loropetalum

Ever Red® Fringe Flower

Loropetalum chinense 'Chang Nian Hong' - Vivid, deep red flowers combine with extremely dark burgundy foliage to create a stunning, compact shrub. An exceptional foundation plant or accent specimen. Use to create high contrast effects in beds and borders. Evergreen.

  • Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide in natural form
  • Ideal in borders, containers, privacy screens and specimen
  • Partial to full sun

Purple Pixie® Fringe Flower

Loropetalum chinense 'Peack' - Compact, weeping habit of rich purple foliage is the perfect backdrop for clusters of hot pink, fringe-like flowers that repeat throughout the year. A superb colorful accent in borders and containers. At home in Asian and contemporary gardens. Evergreen.

  • Reaches 1-2 ft. tall and 4-5 ft. wide
  • Heaviest in spring, repeating throughout the year
  • Partial to full sun
  • Ideal in containers and mass planting

Ginko Trees

11. Ginko Trees

Gingko trees, also known as maidenhair, are deciduous, hardy shade trees with unique fan-shaped leaves that turn a lovely yellow color in the fall.

  • Drought and pest resistant
  • Long living and strong
  • Great shade and specimen trees

Sources: Monrovia.com