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What Plants still have Gorgeous Leaves in November (Zone 5)? Many Native & No Invasive Plants!

Yes, the beautiful leaves of many perennials, shrubs and trees have passed. Are you feeling like Old Man Winter is about to pounce? Well not quite yet. Let’s take a look at some of my favorite November leaves in the HHH demonstration gardens, still gracing our bright sunny days. Here’s a list from the shortest to tallest of what we looked at today:
 
Native LowBush Blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, 18-24”
Native Solomon’s Seal, Polygonatum biflorum, 18 – 30”
Native New England & New York Asters, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae & Symphyotrichum novi-belgii, 30-60”
Goldmound Spirea, Spirea japonica ‘Goldflame’, 2-4’
Lacecap Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, 4-6’
Native Red Osier Dogwood, Cornus sericea, 4-6’
Mariesii Viburnum, Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’, 10-15’ tall and wide
Native Hop Hornbeam, Ostrya virginiana, 20-35’ tall x 15-20’ wide
Native Swamp White Oak, Quercus bicolor, 60-80’ tall x 30-45’ wide
Native Red Oak, Quercus rubra, 60-89’ tall, 30-40’
 
These are all wonderful plants to consider planting now in your landscape. They’ll provide shelter, pollen, nectar, berries, and habitat for your sustainable yard. Have your landscape still sparking with color into November next year too!