While growing up on the East Coast, autumn became my favorite season. As a landscape designer, I like to create seasonal interest that highlights the fall color change in NC. Read on to learn about some fun fall color combinations.
Spiraea and Loropetalum
I have a nice view of the Spiraea and Loropetalum in my butterfly garden. The Loropetalum has purple evergreen leaves. The Spiraea foliage changes from chartreuse in summer, to bronze and deep red in fall. This year the Spiraea held onto its leaves through December.
Amsonia and Fothergilla
Another fun fall color combination is with Amsonia hubrictii and Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’. This is a great native plant option for a butterfly garden. The mix of the wispy golden Amsonia contrasts nicely with the bronze Fothergilla leaves.
Acer palmatum and Hydrangea quercifolia
Japanese Maples and Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are always a fun fall color combination. The delicate branching on this weeping tree will contrast with the large leaves on the hydrangea. These are great options because they come in a variety of sizes. For dwarf sized options try Acer palmatum ‘Viridis’ and Hydrangea ‘Munchkin’ or ‘Pee Wee’.
Considering a landscape design to highlight fun fall colors? Contact Bright Leaf Landscaping at (919) 619-4460 or fill out our online contact form. Design and installation are our expertise, and we are always happy to meet with new clients to discuss potential projects!