Fall planting guide

From dramatic seasonal containers to gorgeous autumn grasses, here's everything you need to plant this season

8 fall container gardens

Bright grasses and colorful leaves bring seasonal splash to your porch or patio

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Photo by Jennifer Martiné

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

Get the look: Round, deep plum leaves cover this multi­-stemmed smoke tree through summer and into autumn, then turn reddish before dropping in winter.

Use a 5-gallon tree. Zones 2–24.

More: Cotinus coggygria in the Sunset Plant Finder

 

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