Autumn in Western New York is one of the most beautiful times of the year. When we think about fall, typically one of the first things to come to mind is the foliage. We are surrounded by beautiful colors that are changing every day during the fall, especially now as we near the end of October.

There are many trees and shrubs that provide stunning displays of fall foliage. Have you considered adding any of these to your yard this year?

witch hazel bengert greenhouses, autumn

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is a small, multi-stemmed shrub with beautiful dark green leaves that turn a brilliant shade of gold during the fall. It’s an important plant for pollinators as it flowers in the fall.

fothergilla bengerts greenhouses western new york buffalo greenhouse, autumn


Fothergilla is another native plant that is important for pollinators. It slowly grows to a height of about 4 to 6 inches tall and wide. In the fall, you will find it turning all shades of red, gold or orange.

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Deutzia is a low growing shrub that gets to be around 2 inches tall and 3 to 4 inches tall. In the springtime, small white flowers bloom. During the fall, its long leaves turn a nice shade of red.