is not a color that pops in my mind when I think of autumn but it is out there now. American beautyberry/Callicarpa americana has the added characteristic of blooming and fruiting in the shade which can add color to your garden at this time of year when it is rather gloomy in the shade before major fall color. Birds have already started feasting on them. I hope they remain for a while. I like them and want to see them against dogwood’s and hickory’s autumn hues.