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    • S Hayes

      Smokebush - Cotinus coggygria - Loved as much for its summer purple or gold foliage and plumes of soft, shimmery flowers, smokebush also offers great fall color --- often in bold shades of orange and pink. Name: Cotinus coggygria Growing Conditions: Shade to part shade and moist, but well-drained soil Size: To 15 feet tall and wide Zones: 5-8

    • Maureen Greenwood

      Cotinus or Smoke Tree is a showstopper in the garden when it comes to fall color with shades of orange and pink.

    • Lucy Bishop

      Smokebush.. summer purple or gold foliage and plumes of soft, shimmery flowers, smokebush also offers great fall color --- often in bold shades of orange and pink.

    • Kathy Klitzing

      Loved as much for its summer purple or gold foliage & plumes of soft, shimmery flowers, smokebush (cotinus coggygria)also offers great fall color --- often in bold shades of orange & pink..

    • Jackie -O

      Smokebush-- shade to part shade and moist soil-- sumer purple or gold foliage and fall color in shades of orange and pink

    • Stephanie Edge Wise

      Smokebush, or Cotinus coggygria, leaves often turn bold colors of orange and pink in the Fall.

    • Lost Creek

      Smokebush shrub with colorful fall foliage to brighten a shady woodland border.

    • Rebecca Hill

      Top Trees and Shrubs for Adding Fall Color to Your Yard

    • Marie-Helene Attwood

      In the fall, the colors turn yellow, orange and pink.

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    A favorite because of its dark purple-red foliage, the Japanese maple tree Emperor 1 is also a good choice for northern gardens as its leaves open a bit later than most -- helping it avoid late spring frosts. It also offers brilliant scarlet-red fall color. Name: Acer palmatum 'Wolff' Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: 15 feet tall and wide Zones:5-8 Choose It Because: You want a good red-leaf type or live in the North.


    Japanese Maple- Higasayama A favorite for bonsai, this selection offers pink buds that open into leaves colored in cream, green, and fuchsia. As the season progresses, the leaves fade to green, then change to glowing shades of gold and yellow in autumn. Name: Acer palmatum 'Higasayama' Growing conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: 15 feet tall and wide Zones: 6-8 Choose It Because: You enjoy variegated foliage.

    Canadian Hemlock Another evergreen at the top of our most graceful list, Canadian hemlock has arching, almost feathery new growth. It's also a winner because it doesn't mind a bit of shade. Name: Tsuga canadensis Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: Varieties can grow as tall as 80 feet Zones: 4-7 Grow It Because: You want an evergreen that thrives in part shade.

    A sweet new introduction from the folks at Blooms of Bresshingham, 'Buttered Rum' heucherella has caramel-color maplelike leaves that will stand out in your shade garden. Small white flowers appear in the spring, and in the fall the leaves turn a lovely shade of rose-red. 'Buttered Rum' looks great planted by itself or mixed with heuchera and hosta in borders or containers. Name: Heucherella 'Buttered Rum' Growing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: 7–10 inches tall, 12–15 inches wide Zon...

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