Sometimes the whole landscape is a wash in the colors of fall from the yellow grasses to the burnt red of changing shrubs. Out in the moors, the rolling hillsides shift from green to deep bright red as the huckleberry leaves get ready for winter. Misty Middle Moors in fall.
Photo Credit: Iris Clearwater. In the forests of Nantucket, the Tupelo. Nov 02, Nantucket is more subtle and secretive than that. Here are some of the startling bits of color seen around Nantucket this time of year. Sometimes the whole landscape is a wash in the colors of fall from the yellow grasses to the burnt red of changing shrubs. Peking cotoneaster (Cotoneaster acutifolius) grows sprawling branches covered with dark-green leaves that turn red in the fall.
This 8- to foot-tall bush produces tiny white and pink flowers. Hardy from zonesthese semi-evergreen plants will grow two to three feet tall and the fall foliage is very colorful. Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra) Aureola is a colorful groundcover grass for shady areas. It’s great in containers, showing bright-yellow leaves with thin green stripes.
In fact, some are already doing so, as shown in the picture below, where the tiny bright red oak leaves have begun to unfurl. The bright red pigments (anthocyanins) in the new leaves are thought to help protect the leaves from environmental stresses such as UV-B light and drought, both very useful adaptations for a dry June on sandy Nantucket. Hydrangea Species, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Oak-leaf Hydrangea.
Hydrangea quercifolia. Nantucket, ma. 0 miles. Viridiflora Tulip 'Deirdre'. Tulipa. Nantucket, ma. 0 miles. Cyclamineus Narcissus, Cyclamen Daffodil 'Snipe'.
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris is one of the most carefree and successful climbers for here, too. Another exceptionally-reliable bloomer (unless you prune too late in the fall, as I did a few years ago) the climbing hydrangea is perfectly happy in.