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  1. colonel landscaping

    colonel landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    anyone know what type of plants would be good for the fall season? one of my customers wants plants that bloom in the fall and i have no idea so i thought id jump on here and ask... the location North eastern us .. south eastern ct
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    For perennials, Japanese anenome, russian sage, bluebeard, asters, mums, scabiosa. For a tree, try Prunus Autumalis (Autumn flowering Cherry) and for a shrub--butterfly bushes tend to bloom until hit with a hard frost. Ornamental Grasses look great in the fall. And for the annual color beds -- pansies.
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    and don't forget Sedum "Autumn Joy", and mums. For shrubs, you can't beat Hydrangea "Tardiva".

  4. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Everything looks fine so far except Autumn Higan Cherry - Prunus subhirtilla 'Autumnalis' if that's the one I'm thinking of.

    Its a gnarly nasty mess for branching and disease 97% of the time.

    I'm not sure how late Rose of Sharon blooms - but the lavender color ones look better than the pinks. The lavender look two-tone when the spent blossoms become a shade of blue.

    If you are after color more than just blossom, maybe Burning Bush.
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    mdvaden - rose of sharon is August - Sept. blooming and I agree with you, the lavender varieties are spectacular. Also colonel, I forgot to add hamamelis virginiana and if you're looking for another shrub with nice fall foliage, try clethra alnifolia. Clethra is as beautiful in the fall as in the summer.

  6. Green Goblin

    Green Goblin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    swamp sunflower, hardy hibiscus, perennial mum 'Sheffield', fall color Itea, Oakleaf hydrangea, fothergilla,
  7. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    Flowering shrubs would include lots of other Hydrangeas especially Nikko Blue that will continue with high impact well into the fall. Potentilla and several Spireas will bloom continually late into the season. There are plenty of Roses including shrub type roses that make a strong color statement in the fall.

    Don't overlook Chrysanthemums as powerful late season color.

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