Fall colors are a nice addition to the landscape. Edible plants can also contribute some nice fall color. My currants and serviceberries have not yet turned their beautiful colors. When they do the season of color will be extended.
Rose hips are best harvested after frost but meanwhile can add color s from orange red to dark burgundy and sizes from dime to quarter size.
I planted a burgundy amaranth two years ago and let it reseed. Although it is burgundy from the beginning as fall comes and the seeds ripen the seed head turns brown.
Kale keeps its color so if you choose a colorful type like Russian red, a blue kale, or flowering kale you can have a nice contrast to the greens in your yard through the fall.
Aronia or Chokeberry is a shrub with nice orange leaves plus the dark berries which are best harvested after frost.
Chokecherry is just beginning to change color. The dark red bark also adds nice color to the landscape. The almost black fruit is long gone. If you didn’t get to it the birds did.
High bush cranberry is actually a viburum and not a cranberry at all. The red fruit which ripened earlier is sometimes used like cranberries. The fall color is reddish orange with some green still. Early spring growth also has a bit of red.
Oregon Grape keeps its green color year round. The dark green leaves are a nice contrast to the changing colors of other plants.
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