Fall Colour https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/ Fall Colour Liquidambar NUMBER ONE: The ultimate fall colour tree is Liquidambar styaciflua! Or Sweet Gum. This tree is so cool! The trunk gets quite corky with age which adds interest even in winter. The leaves resemble maples, but are much more deeply cut. Shiny green leaves emerge later in spring and start turning in the late summer into wonderful shades of red, orange, purple and even black! The tree is tall and slender, it is incredibly striking in any setting. https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350734 205350734 Japanese maples Number 2: Japanese maples. There are way too many to not just put them all in one category. You could literally do a top 100 of just Japanese maples! So, I'll try my best to write about a few of my favourites that we still have in stock! The one pictured on top is Baby Buttons. The cutest little maple around! Its tiny leaves emerge bright green in spring with the scorching colours of Autumn following throughout the fall season. A dwarf selection growing about 2' every 10 years. Pictured on the left is the Golden Full Moon Maple. This is my all time favourite Japanese Maple! The leaves are cut so uniquely, it stands out in any garden! A very slow growing maple that prefers afternoon shade. The maple pictured on the right is White Peaches. This maple also prefers afternoon shade. Spring leaves are creamy white with pinkish tips. By summer they develop attractive green veins, but it's the fall colour that truly amazes! https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350735 205350735 Stewartia Number 3: Stewartia pseudocamelia. 'Pseudocamelia', or, 'looks like a Camelia'. The name got me in College. How does this look like a camelia? Camelia's are one of my favourites that we can't grow in our climate. This Stewartia does grow in our climate, barely, and it's the flower that looks similar. I've found that this tree grows best with a little shade in the hot afternoons of a Shuswap summer. They will grow to about 20' and have white camelia-like flowers in the late spring. We have 2 left and are a striking shade of red right now. https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350733 205350733 Katsura Number 4: Cercidipyllum japonicum 'Katsura'. My favourite all around tree. They always have something going on! When the leaves first emerge in spring they are burgundy in colour. As summer goes on, and new leaves keep emerging you have shades of burgundy and green all together on one tree. The foliage is heart shaped while the tree is shaped like a large droplet of water. The foliage almost twinkles in the light breeze of summer. But we're here to discuss fall colour, and that's why it's near the top! Here you see the golden brilliance. Some will turn shades of red as well. What really gets me, though, is the fragrance. The fallen leaves smell like burnt sugar. It's a natural fall fragrance that reminds me of autumns past. I just love these trees. https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350738 205350738 Callicarpa Number 5: Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion' or Beautyberry. What a colour! You just don't see this shade of purple very often in the garden. This plant is not the most attractive for the rest of the seasons, so I recommend planting it near the back of the garden bed or yard. It grows large, so, don't worry, you'll see it! These branches are great for using inside as decor as well. Wow, what a berry! https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350736 205350736 Miss Kim Lilac Number 6: Syringa pubescens 'Miss Kim'. Not usually on a fall colour list. But I love the contrasting, almost black foliage against all the oranges and reds. This plant is great because it's nice and compact. Slowly growing to about 6' tall by 4 or 5' wide. You still get the sweet fragrance of lilac flowers in spring along with this cool fall interest. Easy to grow, loves sun, and doesn't need a ton of water. It gets bonus points for it's name too, my wife's name is Kimberley! https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350732 205350732 Tiger Eyes Sumac Number 7: Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes'. I don't usually like Sumacs, but when I do.... it's a Tiger Eyes!! A beautiful cut leaf staghorn sumac. Even the summer colour is a bright charteuse green turning yellow. But, it's really the fall colour that'll get you! They have an Oriental look, and look fantastic in the garden for some outstanding fall colour. We have them in stock now and they're putting on a show in 2g pots only 24.99. https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350731 205350731 Flame Grass Number 8:. Miscanthus purpurescens 'Flame Grass'. This is my favourite grass for many reasons. First off, it's not that big. Sometimes you don't have room for those massive miscanthus that can be too dramatic and take over. I like the compact size of Flame Grass, and I love the flame orange and even dark purples of the fall colour. A lot of grasses have nice fall colour, but the Flame Grass has a wide blade and so the colours are bolder. The flowers are nice as well and look great throughout the winter. Grasses are mostly sold in 6" pots at only 14.99 https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350737 205350737 Aronia Number 9: Aronia melanocarpa 'Autumn Magic'. Another very hardy plant. An introduction from UBC, this plant is great in the right spot. They are adaptable to many areas in the garden and can handle being in a wet area as well. They grow to about 5 or 6' in height and look best when pruned every spring to keep them compact. White flowers in spring turn to black berries that last through winter adding another element of winter interest. We have them now at 19.99 in a 2g pot. https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350730 205350730 Chinese Lanterns Number 10: Physalis alkekengi or Chinese Lanterns. These plants are super hardy in the garden and the large papery husks naturally turn orange every autumn. They can become weedy, so it's best to have them in containers and use them for decor in the fall on the front steps of your home. We have them at only 29.99 and they come with a nice Welcome Fall pick to dress them up for Thanksgiving Weekend. https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350729 205350729 https://www.nicosnurseryland.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205350739 205350739