Fall planting guide

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

The West's best trees for fall leaves

Take advantage of fall's beautiful colors by adding these trees to your garden or using their leaves for home decorations

Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)

Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)

The most airy and delicate of all maples. Varieties with colorful leaves include 'Atropurpureum' (bronzy green); 'Bloodgood' (scarlet); 'Bonfire' (orange-pink); 'Ever Red' (crimson).

Best in zones A3, 2–10, 12, 14–24 (find your climate zone).

More: Japanese maple in the Sunset Plant Finder

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