Fall is an advantageous time to plant beautiful hardy bulbs, trees (such as Sumac for gorgeous fall foliage), shrubs, roses, and perennials. Plant now to establish root systems and let the upcoming rains assist with the watering.
One of our favorite and best-selling shrubs during Fall is Callicarpa bodinieri, commonly known as Beautyberry. A rounded, deciduous shrub, Beautyberry typically grows 6-10’ tall with upright slender branching. Its fruiting season occurs now through October when bursts tiny clusters of lilac berries form to brighten up borders, bird gardens, or an understory planting in open woodland areas. These berry-laden stems are often used in fresh-cut floral arrangements.
For an interesting fall berry display, plant in combination with other fall berry-producing shrubs such as Ilex verticillata (red berries) and Pyracantha (orange berries).