We think of maple leaves when we think of Fall color, but berries that ripen in the Fall offer vivid color that lasts well into winter. They also provide food for birds and small mammals when there’s not much else to eat in winter. Words cannot adequately describe the wild colors you’ll enjoy once all those showy leaves fall. All these plants grow in Zone 5 with some irrigation. (Some are quite xeric but then stay small.)
Orange and red berries
Pyracantha, mountain ash, cotoneaster, hawthorn
Blues and purples and blacks
Chokecherries, viburnum, juniper
And finally, the outrageous pinks!!!