When designing a landscape, it is essential to add plant material that produces colors throughout the year. If you are lucky enough to live in an area that goes through a true fall, you can plant with fall foliage in mind. Continue reading to learn Janes’s top recommendations when planting for fall color!


Maples are the epitome of fall color. Many people travel to the mountains of North Carolina and even New England to view the rainbow color of Maples! Since maples are native to North Carolina, the fall landscape is often painted with various shades of red, yellow, and orange. It is quite a sight to be seen! Maples are an excellent choice when wanting to add fall color to your landscape!

Red Robin Photinia

This hedge plant puts on quite a show! An evergreen, the Red Robin is known for its red-tipped leaves. Hence the nickname “Red Tip.” This plant is excellent if you need a privacy fence or hedge in your yard.

Burning Bush

This plant has roots in the bible. No pun intended. It has been around for a while, and it’s no wonder! Its leaves turn a vibrant fire red in the fall, almost as if it is on fire! Hence the name burning bush! Growing 4-8 feet tall, the burning bush can make quite the impact in your yard!

Firepower Nandina

The Firepower Nandina is named well, considering it, too, looks like it is on fire! This evergreen shrub is smaller in stature than the previously mentioned plants, growing 2 feet by 2 feet. Plant this shrub in your front landscape bed for year-round interest!

Blueberry Bush

Looking for a plant that bears fruit and puts on a show in the fall? Look no further! Blueberry bushes produce blueberries in the summer and then turn a muted red in the fall. Talk about multifaceted!

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