Fall and Colors? Sounds a little against the norms. However, you can always color the dark fall season bright with landscape trees that offer a spectacular show of colors during the gloomiest of seasons even. Watching colorful flowers bloom all around is pleasing, but there is simply no match to the cold evenings of autumn carpeted with leaves that take a golden orange hue, sounding crispier with every step. Below here, we have pulled together some of the most mesmerizingly colorful fall trees.
Revered for its golden foliage, magnificent beauty, and astounding longevity, the Ginkgo Biloba tree is one of the oldest living trees on Earth that goes back to the age of dinosaurs. Ginkgo Biloba, also known as ‘Maidenhair,’ is a deciduous tree with unique fan-shaped broad leaves that are green initially but take a tart lemony golden color in the fall. In fact, in between this transformation of hues, a stage comes where you’d find these leaves two-toned, with distinguished bands of green and golden. That’s when you know why fall is associated with the hues of golden, brown, and red. With its broad butterscotch shaded leaves, fruits, and medically rich nuts – this tree makes a spectacular show of canary shades during fall. The Ginkgo Biloba tree grows up to a height of 80 feet, offers an excellent shade, and is an incredibly strong street tree. Most cultivars of this tree require a partial or full sun, have average water needs, and do not fuss about soil conditions. Also, being highly-soil resistant, the Ginkgo Biloba tree makes an excellent choice for your yard if you reside near beaches, seas, or oceans. Fun Fact: The Ginkgo Biloba tree is as old as 200 million years! It is regarded as the only strongest tree which could survive the Hiroshima atomic attack. Some botanists consider it a living fossil for it did not change all these years.
have always been the royals of fall foliage. Autumn lovers don’t hold back from driving hundreds of miles to witness the resplendent fall foliage displays of these trees. Also known as the rock maple and hard maple, the Sugar Maple is the standout landscape tree among the family of Maple trees. Having a Sugar Maple tree in your garden equates to a spectacular show of colors throughout the fall season – the large green five-lobed leaves of this tree take the vibrant colors of yellow, burnt orange, scarlet, burgundy, and brown. Not just that, during spring watch clusters of small yellowish-green flowers hanging down its delicate stems. And for the rest of the year, you get a full-on shade under its dense crown. To grow this tree, make sure you can offer unfiltered direct sunlight for at least four hours a day along with moist fertile soil. Do not plant it in confined areas with salt problems. Maple trees mature up to a height of 50 to 75 feet at a slow pace (12 to 24 inches per year). With their large leaves, stern height, and pretty foliage, sugar maple trees make the best street trees and super colorful autumnal trees. Also, you can tap down the sap produced by Sugar Maple trees to cook mouth-watering luscious Marple Syrup. Did you know? The Sugar Maple Tea stands out as the state tree of four states including New York, West Virginia, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Not just that, it also enjoys being the national tree of Canada. One of the most loved trees out there!
Did you ever pass by trees blossomed with leaves that seemed like spray-painted red with all the attention to the tiniest of details even? That must be a red maple dazzling through the months of winter. However, the foliage of the Red maple may turn out to be a liar during the months of fall. A Red Maple tree blossoms with yellow foliage during fall and takes on a heart-warming red color late during winters. Nevertheless, both the foliages are drop-dead gorgeous, and you can always count on a Red Maple tree as an autumnal show-stopper for its baby chick yellow foliage! The Red maple tree is a straight-standing tall tree that grows up to a height of 60 feet. It generally bears light green leaves as long as 6 inches that are paler on the underneath and are either three or five-lobed with irregularly toothed edges. While a red maple is young, its bark is smooth and light grey whereas, it turns scaly, ridged, and darker as it matures. You’d find this tree blooming with red to yellow clusters of pretty small flowers from winters to spring alongside red tinges in its twigs, seeds, and flowers. Less likely, but a cultivar specifically bred for red foliage can help you enjoy a vibrant scarlet foliage during fall, too. Fun Fact: Maple trees are highly adaptable to different kinds of climates and soils, and therefore these trees emblem balance, promise, generosity, longevity, offering, and intelligence.
The golden, glorious, and great Quaking Aspen is an absolute delight for autumn lovers. A Quaking Aspen grows up to a height of 80 feet and shows off a crisp yellow foliage during the fall season. The beauty of this autumn special tree is not only concentrated within its foliage, but the Quaking Aspen comes off with a decent green-tanned white bark. These trees are highly deciduous – even the slightest of wind creates a loud rustling noise followed by falling of leaves. The Aspen leaves are thin, have a sharp pointed tip, a round base, and tiny teeth on the edges. These leaves are smooth and dull green till they showcase a brilliant orange bumblebee color during the fall. Also, during spring you’d find this tree bearing Silver catkins. Aspens require venues that enjoy plentiful sunlight and sandy slopes. These trees grow in clones and reproduce by the spread of sprouts from their roots. They grow quickly and add a delightful finishing touch to suburban yards with their creamy barks and showy golden fall foliage. Interesting to know! Quaking Aspens grow in clones and reproduce by the spread of sprouts from their roots. In Utah, a clone of Quaking Aspen had 47000 stems and a weight of 6000 tons. More surprisingly, whereas the normal lifespan of this cultivar is 100-150 years, in Minnesota, a clone is expected to be 8000 years old.
Imagine skipping trees and colorful leaves from the thoughts of fall, and how does it seem? Not spooky, not interesting, and not even synonymous with ‘fall’. Fall, in short, is all about the trees and their carotenoid foliage. Some of the common hues that autumn sightseers expect are soft shades of yellow, burnt-orange, chromatic golden, striking red, crimson, burgundy, and brown. Being a little too honest, fall is the most colorful season of the year. Bring home some of the striking bright autumnal trees to watch your garden bloom with the prettiest of nature.