November color

While toad lilies (Tricyrtis), Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria ‘Tangerine Tango’, below), asters, azaleas, and camellias continue to flower in this relatively warm early November, only camellias will remain in bloom following the first freeze. In days or weeks, other camellias will begin to flower along with the various hybrid mahonias that often bloom through December into early January.

'Tangerine Tango' Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria) will melt in the first freeze, but with warm temperatures in early November it will continue blooming.

‘Tangerine Tango’ Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria) will melt in the first freeze, but with warm temperatures in early November it continues blooming.

After a slow start, leaves that have not already fallen have begun to turn, and though late in arriving, these seem as colorful as ever. While shrubs and trees display the dominant autumn colors, the soft yellow of perennial bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii, below) is as splendid as any.Amsonia hubrichtii in early November

Below are a few of the colors of the autumn garden. Later in November several Japanese maples will begin to turn as other leaves fall.

Bottlebrush buckeye in early November

Bottlebrush buckeye in early November

Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) glows in this shaded spot.

Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) glows in this shaded spot.

Jelena witch hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena')

Jelena witch hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’)

Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) at the forest's edge in early November.

Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) at the forest’s edge in early November.

Stewartia in early November.

Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia) in early November.

In addition to scattered flowers and colorful leaves, there are abundant red berries of nandinas and hollies in the garden.

In addition to scattered flowers and colorful leaves, there are abundant red berries of nandinas and hollies in the garden.

Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) at the forest's edge.

Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) at the forest’s edge.

 

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