Outstanding Trees for Fall Color

The rich, robust colors of leaves and blooms make these flowering trees perfect for fall.

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Blazing Beauty

Leaves of the coral-bark Japanese maple are yellow in spring, then green, then a blaze of golden orange in the fall.

Fancy Leaves

Unusual, fan-shaped, green leaves are the hallmark of the maidenhair tree. Leaves turn golden-yellow in the fall.

Oriental Sweet Gum

The Oriental sweet gum is a small variety whose maplelike leaves turn fiery crimson, yellow and orange in fall.

Berry Beautiful

Late spring brings white flower clusters on the Japanese mountain ash. Then red berries appear as fall nears with great leaf color.

Robust Color

The sargent rowan tree offers white flowers in spring that give way to red berries, and bright orange and crimson fall foliage.

Chinese Tupelo

Slender leaves of the Chinese tupelo are bronze when young, dark green in summer, then many-hued in fall.

Persian Ironwood

The Persian ironwood is a spreading, deciduous tree with dense foliage turning yellow and red in fall.

Staghorn Sumac

The staghorn sumac is unique with stems that are velvet-coated. In fall, leaves are rich ruby, gold, and amber.

Smokebush

Smokebush can grow as a shrub or be pruned to grow as a small tree. Purple smokebush is often used in lime-rich gardens because of their purple-pink plumes, their striking red, purple leaf display in the autumn, and how they thrive in the chalky, lime conditions.

Witch Hazel

Yellow leaves in fall and yellow blossoms in late fall make witch hazel a cool-weather garden superstar.

Pomegranate

Bright yellow leaves distinguish this shrub or small tree.

Dogwood

This lovely tree more known for its spring blooms features reddish-purple leaves in fall.

Stewartia

Stewartia monodelpha is a slow growing deciduous tree with symmetrical pyramidal crown developing into vase shaped outline as it matures. Green leaves turn to rich red color in fall. Smooth cinnamon brown bark adds great winter interest.