It’s time for more emphasis on fall colors in our Chicagoland landscapes!

Ed Max designs  new landscapes and shade gardens with fall in mind. By adding the right mix to your landscapes-particularly native shrubs and trees, you can extend the color in the garden. for weeks!  For excellent shrubs try;  Witchhazels, (seen below) , Fothergillas, and the Viburnum family to name just a few. For awesome color in trees I’d suggest native Red oak, Ginkgo, Sugar Maple, Ostryas, or one of the many Japanese maples (seen below)

Brilliant reds in mid Oct, seen here in Wheaton Il

Wonderful fall colors, with bright yellow blooms in winter!

Fothergillas: shade is preferred. easy to grow.

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