Autumn Color Coming our Way

10, Oct, 2013 Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Fothergilla gardenii

Fothergilla gardenii

Fothergilla is a show off, and we have some in almost every part of the park. Over the next few weeks it will start popping out from between the grasses, perennials and shrubs that are holding on to green, or going golden brown.

Vaccineum angustifolium 'Putte'

Vaccinium angustifolium ‘Putte’

The blueberries are some of the first to change – and what a wonderful, shiny scarlet they become. This variety is low to the ground and dense.

This Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire) is just beginning to turn, where others are well on their way to a rich, dark, burgundy glow. Watch in the Fort Point Channel Parks for these.

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’