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Native Shrubs For Fall Color

If you’re looking to add native shrubs to your home landscape, fall is an excellent time to look for those with good fall color. While many factors affect the display of fall color, there are a number of native shrub species that perform reliably in our area.

Here’s a short list to consider including their mature height as well as flowers and fall color. Most can adapt to either full sun or partial shade, especially morning sun with afternoon shade with the exception of Dirca which prefers shade.

You can look up more details for each of these species at the Purdue Arboretum Explorer website, including location of these shrubs on the West Lafayette campus.

Photo Credits: Purdue Arboretum


Selected Native Shrubs for Fall Color

Fall color spreadsheet

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