What shrubs turn bright red in the fall? Large Shrubs Another crape myrtle that turns red is the “Red Rocket” (Lagerstroemia indica “Whit IV”). A foot-tall shrub is the “Velvet Cloak” smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria “Velvet Cloak”) with large sprays of pink flowers and deep purple leaves throughout the summer until they turn.
Red Wall Parthenosisus (Virginia creeper) is another native plant with great fall color. The foliage is deep green through spring and summer, then turns fire-engine red in the fall. It does produce blue berries in fall, but it's the red foliage color that is its calling card. Sep 14, Red Twig Dogwood is a deciduous shrub that adds another color pop to the yard in winter.
These multi-stemmed shrubs make a big impact when planted in larger groups. Their leaves turn red in the fall, and then when they drop, they reveal a beautiful cluster of rich red twigs that stand out against snow and evergreens. Aug 19, Red chokeberry needs at least 6 hours of direct sun daily. Plants are available from Nature Hills Nursery. 8. Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea).
Zones:; Size: feet tall, 10 feet wide; Beloved in the Pacific Northwest and sometimes known as creek dogwood or red twig dogwood, this unusual plant’s fall Author: Gretchen Heber. Sep 20, A native shrub that shines in several seasons, chokeberry offers white flowers that look like apple blossoms in spring; rich red fruits in late summer and autumn; and brilliant orange-red fall foliage.
Name: Aronia arbutifolia. Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade and moist, but well-drained soil. Size: To 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Zones: A show-off in fall, fothergilla is hardy in zones 5 to 8 and blooms in mid-spring. Mix in a partially shaded border with hostas, ferns, viburnum and foam flower. Look for dwarf variety ‘Mount Airy,’ a winner for its fall color.
Fothergilla is a three season shrub with bright white flowers in spring and glossy green foliage in summer. Peking cotoneaster (Cotoneaster acutifolius) grows sprawling branches covered with dark-green leaves that turn red in the fall.
This 8- to foot-tall bush produces tiny white and pink flowers.