It’s true that in warmer zones fall is more of a state of mind than a celebration of fiery foliage. That said, you can have that cozy autumn feeling by planting a few shrubs that offer up a colorful autumn display.
We wanted to share a few favorites, each with something special to offer. All of these look great in spring and summer but with the bonus of that third fabulous season. Slip in a few of these now then for a big show next fall. Then get out and enjoy those last days in the garden before the rains come or the garden fades into a softer, more wintery palette.
You grew them for the famous late summer floral clusters, but check out the burgundy-red fall foliage and peeling reddish-brown bark that show up in fall. Partial sun. Up to 4 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide. Zone: 5 – 9