Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Foliage Color for Coastal Landscapes

While the coastal southeast may not be as well known for beautiful autumn foliage as other parts of the country, it is possible to have stunning fall foliage in local landscapes if you choose the right plants. For example, the leaves of our native dogwood trees reliably turn crimson every fall, and red berries extend the show into winter.

In our area, fall color usually peaks in November, though some varieties have started coloring early this year thanks to our recent cool night temperatures. Several trees and shrubs with great fall color can be grown in our area, and now is the perfect time to plant!

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