Adding Fall Color to Your Landscape

A Green Mountain Maple tree showing off its fabulous fall colorLooking to add some fall interest to your garden?

Hypericum Mystical OrangeHere in the north state, we have many trees, shrubs and vines to choose from for fall foliage or berry display. Note that fall foliage color can vary plant to plant and year to year.

Check out this plant list to find the right plant for your yard. Within each section, the plants are listed alphabetically by common name with the botanical name, if different, in parentheses.

Foliage Color Tree
Red Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)
Golden Bronze Beech (Fagus)
Yellow Birch (Betula)
Gold / Burgundy Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
Yellow / Orange / Red Chinese Pistache (Pistacia)
Yellow Cottonless Cottonwood (Populus)
Reddish-Orange Crimson King Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Red Dogwood (Cornus florida, C. nuttallii)
Bronze to Reddish Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata)
Purple-Red Forest Pansy Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Red Fruiting Cherry
Yellow / Orange / Red Fruiting Pear
Yellow / Golden Hedge Maple (Acer campestre)
Yellow Honeylocust (Gleditsia)
Bronze, Purple or Red Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum)
Purplish Red to Scarlet Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa)
 vary Norway Maples (Acer platanoides)
Red Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)
Red Purple-Leaf Flowering Plums (Prunus cerasifera)
Yellow Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Purple Raywood Ash (Fraxinus oxycarpa)
Yellow / Red Red Maples (Acer rubrum)
Red Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Russet, Scarlet or Red Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
Yellow / Orange / Red Serviceberry (Amalanchier)
Yellow Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Yellow / Orange / Red to Purple Sour Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
Red Sourwood (Oxydendrum)
Yellow / Orange / Red Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Yellow, Purple or Red Sweetgum (Liquidambar)
Red Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Yellow / Orange / Red Vine Maple (Acer circinatum)
Foliage Color Shrub
Red Barberry (Berberis)
Bright Red Compact Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus)
Red Cotoneaster
Orange / Red Deciduous Azalea
Red Fruiting Blueberry
Red Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)
Orange / Red / Purple Oakleaf Hydrangea
Yellow / Red / Purple Smoke Tree (Cotinus)
Red Snowball Viburnum
Orange / Red Spiraea
Foliage Color Vine
Red and Scarlet Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
Red Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Berry Color Tree
Orange, Red Crabapples (Malus)
Orange European Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)
Berry Color Shrub
Red or Coral Cotoneaster
Blue, Black Elderberries (Sambucus)
Black Coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica)
Red Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos)
Blue-Black Oregon Grape (Mahonia)
Purple Beautyberry (Callicarpa)
Red Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)
Red Chokecherry (Prunus)
Red-Orange Pyracantha
White Snowberry (Symphoricarpos alba)
Berry Color Vine
Blue-Black Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)