I would like to incorporate some plants with fall interest in my garden. What do you recommend?


In addition to the wonderful late-flowering perennials such as chrysanthemums or asters, certain trees and shrubs really offer intense fall color. For brilliant reds, red-oranges and purples choose: maples, sweetgums and dogwoods. For clear yellows choose: birches, ginkgoes and clethra.

You might also want to choose plants with a persistent berry display including: winterberry hollies, bayberries and many species of viburnum. (Learn more about this plant in our Guide to Viburnums.)
Other great choices for fall interest include ornamental grasses such as: Japanese blood grass, miscananthus and red switchgrass.

Refer to the NYBG guide Autumn Color to Dazzle in Your Garden for more ideas.

Courtesy of the NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Dec 29, 2023
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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