Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fall Flowering Shubs, Part 4 of 4

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 
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
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.

Sasanqua Camellia   
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? 

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