Plant year round in the Raleigh area
We think Mother Nature hit it out of the park this fall with the beautiful foliage. Driving around Raleigh the past few weeks has been a spectacular show of color, hopefully you were able to take it in and enjoy it!
Did you know that in our area we can plant year round? No need to wait until spring to plant trees and plants to add fall color to your landscape for next year. The DesignScapes Team can plant for you any time of the year. There are so many ways to add beautiful fall colors to your yard with perennials, bushes and trees. Here are some suggestions for some trees to add to your landscape so that you can enjoy the fall foliage at home next year!
Maples The Japanese Maple is the showstopper of the maple family, but all maples have great color. Maples come as small as 3 feet to as tall as 100 feet, so there is one for your yard. The Sugar Maple and Japanese Maples are staples in our area.
Oak There are over 500 oak species, however not all have great fall color. The Red Oak is a particularly dazzling tree in the fall. It is a fast growing tree, great if you are looking to add some shade to your landscape.
Gingko The Gingko is a longtime landscape favorite. It is known for it’s fan-shaped leaves that turn bright yellow/gold in the fall. It is a versatile tree, it can be used by the street or by the patio growing up to 50 feet in height. It is drought tolerant and has almost no pest or other problems.
Dogwood Dogwoods are typically known for their beautiful blossoms welcoming us into Spring, but they also provide some fantastic fall color as well!
Crape Myrtle The Crape Myrtle is a tree that we typically plant for its showy summer clusters of color. The fall colors on the Crape Myrtle can be gorgeous as well with its shady green leaves changing to red orange or yellow…another reason to add this tree to your landscape.
Here is a link to a former post on planting in our area:
As always, thanks for reading and let us know if we can help you decide which trees would be best in your landscape.