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Looking for Autumn Foliage Shrub


By Scotkat


This is mainly to fill a space I mŷ garden where there is a corner I see a neighbours leylandi tree base as only above is the tree.

So I want to hide this corner with a nice shrub with nice Autumn foliage colour.

I put this short blog together in the hope someone can maybe suggest a nice shrub for me and also guide where best to buy from.

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I thought of some of the Berberis as long as you don't mind the thorns, and I love the orange stemmed dogwoods Fire something.....

17 Aug, 2014


Not keen on the thorns Pam although some of the Berberis are very nice.

I have just ordered Euonymus Alatus

17 Aug, 2014


Hi Kath, if it would be in full sun, Ceratostigma willmottianum 'forest blue looks very nice, flowers august to october, and the leaves turn a rich russet red before being shed, Derek.

17 Aug, 2014


Same here re the thorns! But colours are nice, here its the boston ivy Parthenocussus tricuspidata thats the most colourful, deep deep reds with pinky cream on some leaves.....glorious

17 Aug, 2014


Euonymus Alatus is excellent Kath. Spring, summer and autumn interest! :))

17 Aug, 2014


Karen so looking forward to having it growing in our garden

17 Aug, 2014


Hamamelis intermedia Jelena or Hamamelis mollis will give lovely autum foliage and winter flowers. Apparently the grafted ones are much better than those grown from seed.

18 Aug, 2014


I've just bought a Cornus Midwinter Fire - it isn't one of the tallest but the leaves turn red in autumn as well as having coloured stems (orange/red) in winter. Think it has bright berries on it as well.

18 Aug, 2014


Urbanite...will be looking to see how it does, as I've tried that in two different gardens and it would not grow for me. It's beautiful...hope yours is successful!

18 Aug, 2014


I had the realisation that with very few plants in my yard I had virtually no autumn colour so I bought it to go in a pot having seen the autumn/winter pots on the Gardeners' World website. They use a yellow Cornus but elsewhere I saw that Midwinter Fire was good in shade. Picking up an order of spring bulbs this evening if I can get away from work early enough.

18 Aug, 2014


Good selection Scotkat. Euonymus Alatus is my favorite srub for Fall (Autumn). We call it "burning bush" here. I inherited one and I liked it so much that I bought another one. Although, the rest of the year is sort of invisible.

19 Aug, 2014

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