Flowering Shrubs for FALL
Whether deciduous with good fall color or evergreen that bring a sense of the garden to the winter landscape, flowering shrubs are reliable and bloom year after year. Crabapple LandscapExperts know that fall blooming shrubs are a welcome addition to the landscape and fill the niche between lower growing perennials and taller understory trees.
Some Fave Fall-Flowering Shrubs
Crape Myrtle is ideally suited for late summer/early fall community plantings since it is long-lived, withstands drought after becoming established and is relatively free of disease and insect pests. There is a Crape Myrtle for every size, from ground covers to 40-foot tall multi-trunked tree forms like Natchez, and colors range from the traditional “watermelon pink” , red and pink to lavender and white
Beauty Berry has no fall flowers but instead offers brilliant orchid or white fruit that light up the autumn landscape.
Rose of Sharon
A beautiful woody relative of the Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon is a tough plant for dry sun and forms a vase-shaped shrub reliably covered with flowers of lavender, pink or white.
Always in bloom on voting day in early November, Sasanquas are fall-blooming, broad-leaved evergreens beloved in the South. Think of Sasanqua Camellias when planting a hedge, since not only are they evergreen, but they flower at the waning of the gardening season.
What fall blooming shrubs do you like?