Top 11Fall Plants for a New England Garden


When the words New England and fall appear together this immediately conjures up visions of tree covered hillsides blazing with golden autumn leaves. But this is only half of the story as the New England wild Flower Society demonstrates in this article by Sarah Hutchinson which I found on the Garden Design Magazine website.

The New England Wild Flower Society shares their 11 favorite plants for fall and winter interest.

Sourwood [Oxydendrum arboreum). Why don’t more people plant these small to medium trees? Wonderful summer flowers give way to some of the showiest fall foliage of any tree.

Fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica) is the most garden-appropriate sumac species lacking the overly-vigorous nature of some of the other species but retaining amazing fall color.

Though too vigorous for most garden settings, we think the amazing colors of winged sumac (Rhus copallinum) should line parking lot islands and highway

Fall is not just about foliage color but late-bloomers as well Pictured here is cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckla laciniata). with New York Ironweed (Vernonia
noveboracensls) in the background.

See more at Garden Design Magazine
All photos by Dan Jaffe