The foliage turns various shades of red in autumn.
Large Shrubs Another crape myrtle that turns red is the “Red Rocket” (Lagerstroemia indica “Whit IV”). A foot-tall shrub is the “Velvet Cloak” smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria “Velvet Cloak”) with large sprays of pink flowers and deep purple leaves throughout the summer until they turn red in the fall. Apr 05, Red color in leaves is best when autumn temperatures are below 45 F. (7 C.) but above freezing. If fall temperatures are too warm, then red leaf color is inhibited. Additionally, a sudden cold snap below freezing will reduce red fall foliage.
Trees with red leaves may fail to turn red if the soil is too rich and bushdelimbing.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins. Then, just before leaves drop for winter, they turn rosy red. 4. Red Rocket Crape Myrtle: This petite tree is known for its cherry red, crinkled flowers. 5. Shumard Oak Tree: The towering Shumard oak tree is pyramid-shaped. It’s among one of the first oak trees to show off brilliant red color in the fall season.
Medium bushes are still tall enough to act as background or hedge plants that create an area of fall color. Peking cotoneaster (Cotoneaster acutifolius) grows sprawling branches covered with. Oct 24, Aronia arbutifolia, Red chokeberry, is an excellent scarlet shrub This species has some of the best scarlet red autumn color out there.
Despite the unattractive name, chokeberry is a useful deciduous shrub. Its fall foliage hues are brilliant red to rival the badly behaved winged euonymus.