Japanese barberry is a spiny, deciduous shrub usually feet, but can grow up to 6 feet in height. It has small, oval-shaped green leaves with smooth edges.
Leaves turn red in the fall. Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) Prohibited in Michigan. Japanese knotweed is a perennial shrub that can grow from 3 - 10 feet high.
Chokeberry – Zones – This great shrub offers beautiful white flowers ins spring, red fruits in late summer and autumn and beautiful display of red and orange foliage in the fall. Virginia Sweetspire – Zones – This easy to grow shrub offers clusters of fragrant white flowers in the summer and a beautiful array of red-purple leaves in the autumn.
The leaves turn a burgundy red during the fall. Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica) is not a true bamboo, but a member of the barberry family. This evergreen reaches 5. 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.
Gray dogwood is handsome in spring with green leaves tinged with red, which turn gray-green in summer. In fall, the leaves take on a striking purple-maroon color. Coupled with white berries on bright pink-red stems, this shrub provides a unique display through fall and winter.
Red WallParthenosisus (Virginia creeper) is another native plant with great fall color. The foliage is deep green through spring and summer, then turns fire-engine red in the fall.
It does produce blue berries in fall, but it's the red foliage color that is its calling card.