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Fall Color in the Garden

 


Color
Time of Interest
March Bank, Glade    
Aster divaricatus (White Wood Aster) 
White 
September 
Solidago spp. (Goldenrod)
Yellow
October
Tricyrtis cvs. (Toad-lily) 
White, Lavender 
September- November 
Viburnum dilatatum (Linden Viburnum)
Red Fruit
September - winter
 
Magnolia Bend
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Lavender, Silver Stems
July - October
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)
Blue, Foliage Color
July - October
Symplocas paniculata (Sapphire Berry)
Blue Fruit
September, October
Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum’
Foliage Color
November
Enkianthus perulatus
Foliage Color
November
 
Winterhazel Walk
Rhododendron mucronulatum (Korean Rhododendron)
Foliage Color
October - November
Corylopsis spp. (Winterthazel)
Foliage Color
October - November
 
Pinetum, Sundial
Viburnum spp. and cvs.
Foliage Color
October
Spiraea prunifolia (Bridal Wreath Spirea)
Foliage Color
October
Chaenomeles spp. and cvs. (Flowering Quince)
Yellow Fruit
October
Malus sargentii (Sargent Crabapple)
Red Fruit
October, November
Fothergilla spp. and cvs.
Foliage Color
October - November
 
Sycamore Hill
Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
Foliage Color
August - winter
Schizachyrium scoparum (Little Blue Stem)
Foliage Color
August - winter
Aster spp. and cvs.
White, Blue
September, October
Cornus kousa (Kousa Dogwood)
Red Fruit, Foliage Color
September- November
Viburnum nudum ‘Winterthur’ (Smooth Witherod)
Fruit and Foliage Color
September-November
Cotoneaster salicifolius
Red Fruit, Foliage Color
September-winter
Stewartia spp.
Foliage Color
October, November
Amsonia hubrectii (Bluestar)
Foliage Color
October, November
 
Oak Hill
Colchicum spp. and cvs. (Autumn Crocus)
Lavender
September, October
Callicarpa spp. and cvs. (Beauty Berry)
Lavender Fruit
September- December
Viburnum spp. and cvs.
Red and Yellow Fruit, Foliage Color
September- December
Poncirus trifoliata  (Hardy Orange)
Yellow Fruit
September- November
Cornus kousa (Kousa Dogwood)
Red Fruit, Foliage Color
September- November
Sternbergia lutea (Fall Daffodil)
Yellow
October
Euonymus bungeana (Winterberry Euonymus)
(corner of the research building)
Foliage Color
October
 
Enchanted Woods
Aster divaricatus (White Wood Aster)
White
September
Cimicifuga acerina (Bugbane)
White
September
Callicarpa spp. and cvs. (Beauty Berry)
White, Lavender Fruit
September- December
Viburnum dilatatum cvs. (Linden Viburnum)
Yellow, Red Fruit
September- winter
Hamamelis virginiana (Witchhazel)
Yellow, Foliage Color
October, November
Tricyrtis cvs. (Toad-lily)
Lavender
October, November

 

Foliage Color throughout Woodlands


Foliage color starts in mid to late September with such notable plants as dogwood, maple and katsura tree.   Color increases in early October with golden hues from hickories, ashes and beech and red from black gum.
 
Late October to early November is traditionally the height of our fall color with vivid yellows from tulip-poplar and hickories, russet tones from beech and oak and reds from black gum and dogwood. Color is echoed on the woodland floor by spicebush, fern and other wildflowers.
 
Click Garden Blog or call the Winterthur Garden Report at 302.888.4856 for frequently updated blooming information.

For further information, see The Winterthur Garden: Henry Francis du Pont's Romance with the Land, by Denise Magnani (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995).  Click here to order.


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