Here is our top 5 plants for October to bring colour and interest into your garden.
1. Erica Alberts Gold
Erica ‘Albert’s Gold’ bears bright golden soft evergreen foliage all year round.
Providing winter interest for the Autumnal months through to the winter.
This is a very tactile plant that adds texture and vivid colour to pots and borders.
Prefers well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered, sunny spot.
Trim the foliage lightly in late spring to keep it in shape.
Callicarpa has unusual coloured berries that spark winter interest.
These gorgeous lilac berries are visible in autumn, and is a wonderful shrub for planting late in the season while
injecting colour into the garden. The leaves have a purple flush to them in summer, then turn shades of yellow and
red in autumn, staying true to the autumnal tones. Small lilac flowers appear in summer.
Callicarpa grows best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade.
Plant near a path or in a front garden where you can appreciate its autumn beauty.
This semi-evergreen plant produces white berries in clusters which turn black throughout late summer and autumn.
Hypericum also had bright yellow flowers in summer and early autumn.
This plant is dense and busy and perfect for growing in a mixed or shrub border.
The stems can also be cut and used in flower arrangements.
Hypericum grows best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Plant in a sheltered area away from cold and drying winds.
Prune back annually to prevent it from becoming too large.
Pyracantha is an evergreen berry bearing shrub.
With magnificent displays of red, yellow or orange berries in autumn and winter.
In the month of May creamy white flowers begin to appear.
Pyracantha can be trained to grow up against a wall or as a free standing shrub or hedge.
Perfect shrub to include in the garden this October.
Best grown in full sun or partial shade.
Skimmia is a hardy evergreen shrub with large glossy foliage.
It produces clusters of pink-red buds which hold throughout winter.
Creating long lasting autumn and winter interest.
The buds opens to fragrant pink-white flowers in spring.
Ideal for small gardens and containers.
Suitable for sun or shady positions.