It’s peak fall color time in Appalachia…perhaps even 3 or so days past the peak…though some species of trees and shrubs are still to color up in various locations.
Do you have a favorite tree, bush, shrub you’d like to mention? More than one is
fine…sometimes it’s hard to just pick one.
Virginia Sweetspire, sourwood, black gum, paperbark maples are my favorite reds.
Sassafrass for orange.
Hickory, yellowwood, ginkgo, spicebush, fringe tree and pawpaw for yellows.
This is a planting I designed…photo about a decade old. September,
and most things had not colored except the dogwood right foreground.
Beautiful @BlueBerry !! I have a red twig Japanese maple that is small but beautiful in the fall. I also love the golden color of my gingko this time of the year. The only negative–all those leaves are going to fall in about two days. Get out the rake! I’ll post a better pic tomorrow when there’s more sunshine. It looks perfectly dreary today.
Ginkgo…at least all the leaves fall at once…and grass does fine under the tree.
I inherited a lot of burning bushes. Though I hate them for water deprivation for nearby plants and “grow huge” habit, they are very pretty in fall.
Sweetgum. Around here the start out by turning purple, then deep red, then yellow before falling off. It’s a spectacular show.
for bushes, aronia and blueberry have bright red color. red and sugar maple for reds and oranges and aspen for the yellows, then a little later, the larches turn a golden yellow and drop their needles in late October.
Japanese Stewartia is a favorite of mine. Have one in the backyard that is starting to light up red.
Parrotia trees have lovely yello-orange some years, but depends a lot on rain or dry conditions in the fall.
Yeah, parrotia is not much for blooms though. Stewartia has awesome camellia like flowers in early summer.
I have an amur maple in my front yard that has amazing color this time of year.
Sumac and persimmon actually achieve fall color here. Everything else goes from green to brown to dead.
Sumac is an under appreciated plant.
Not trees…but magnificent fall colors from blackberries.
mine just turn yellow but my raspberries get those colors.
Front yard sugar maple… transplanted from my woods 20+ years ago.
Sometimes they color up orange, but usually more golden.
@BlueBerry … i have two…
Last week golden and orange…
On my porch. This blackberry is from an abandoned gold mine near San Francisco. Notice the spider has a home.
The trees are just starting to turn here, but some of the potted plants have gotten a head start. Left to right is Herbert blueberry, Inchon persimmon and Hannah’s Choice blueberry.