Early Fall with warm days and cool nights makes shrub planting the perfect time. It gives the shrubs time to spread their roots before their winter nap and then they will bring color to your yard in early spring through next fall.
Here are a few to consider:
- Knockout Roses plant them in a spot with morning light.
- Camellia Sasanqua beautiful evergreen leaves and blooms, they are drought tolerant. Fothergilla bloom in mid-spring but shows off in the fall.
- Oakloaf Hydrangea emerge in the summer with its white panicles and will turn a pinkish brown in the fall. They grow best in rich, well-drained soil.
- Now the Rhododendron wants acidic soil, like the Azaleas do, and afternoon shade. With late spring and early summer beautiful trusses blooms.
- The Smoke Bush is hardy throughout most of the country with its feathery blooms that from a distance look like smoke.
- Finally, Spirea also drought tolerant, once established, with its tiny white spray of blooms on arching branches.