Enkianthus campanulatus (Redvein Enkianthus) is a handsome, upright, bushy shrub with spectacular fall color and attractive clusters of nodding, bell-shaped, red-veined, creamy-yellow to whitish-pink flowers in late spring to mid summer.
A show-off in fall, fothergilla is hardy in zones 5 to 8 and blooms in mid-spring. Mix in a partially shaded border with hostas, ferns, viburnum and foam flower. Look for dwarf variety ‘Mount Airy,’ a winner for its fall color. Fothergilla is a three season shrub with bright white flowers in. Aug 19, Goldflame Spirea (Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’). Zones: Size: feet tall and wide. The leaves of this spirea will make you happy from spring through fall.
They emerge bronze red in the spring, mature to yellow green in summer, and then offer a yellow, copper, and orange show in treecleanup.buzz: Gretchen Heber.
Oct 12, Here are a few shrubs recommended not only for their autumn appeal but other seasons of interest as well: Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is the perfect autumn shrub, turning golden-yellow in fall and even bearing yellow spider-y flowers in late winter. Oct 24, Where is the Best Place in the Wellesley Area to See Fall Foliage?
- Wellesley, MA - Have a route you take every year to see the colors? Let us know in the comment section below.