Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Red Chokeberry) Noted for its attractive glossy red berries and excellent red fall foliage color, Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Red Chokeberry) is a deciduous shrub adding multi-season beauty to the garden. Oct 23, Then summer brings leathery blue-green foliage that turns red, yellow and orange, often all on the same leaf, in fall.
Type Shrub Blooms Native with bottlebrushlike white aromatic flowers in spring before leaves appear Light Full sun to part shade Size 3 to 4 ft.
tall and wide Hardiness Cold hardy in USDA zones 5 to shrubcleanup.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins. Red WallParthenosisus (Virginia creeper) is another native plant with great fall color. The foliage is deep green through spring and summer, then turns fire-engine red in the fall. It does produce blue berries in fall, but it's the red foliage color that is its calling card. It is fast growing and salt tolerant and can quickly turn a fence into a mass of foliage and amazing autumnal focal point.
Oakleaf hydrangea (Quercifolia) shines in summer when its white panicles (clusters of blooms) emerge.
In fall, they dry to a green or pinkish brown. In addition to stellar blooms, the foliage with outstanding oak leaf shapes turns shades of gold and red. Look for cultivars like Proven Winners' Gatsby Moon. Oct 07, Smooth and staghorn sumacs are tall and rangy, with gorgeously red conical fruit heads (tarty and delicious) appearing in late summer.
Fragrant sumac is more compact (the fragrance is in its spring flowers) and the fruit drupes larger and looser in form. All sumac foliage turns intensely scarlet 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 autumn. The red-flowered sumac (Rhus coriaria) has brilliant red autumn foliage and fruit clusters. Gingkos are a graceful ancient variety of tree that turns beautiful golden-yellow in the fall.
More of a tree, the ‘Autumn Brilliance’ serviceberry (a cultivar of Amelanchier x grandiflora) grows only 20 feet tall and shrubs with red foliage in fall flaming-red fall foliage. It also features white flowers in early spring and sweet, edible berries.