Like many people across the world, I simply love all of the colors of Fall. There’s nothing better than looking out over your colorful yard while indulging in some fresh apple cider. And if you love trees with fall color, I recommend planning your trees around the ones that will give you plenty of Fall foliage. Here are my favorite trees with fall color.
Trees With Fall Color
Though you’ll have to plan the trees with fall color that you plant in your own yard around your growing zone, many of these will grow well in just about any environment. You’ll notice that many of the trees with fall leaves are a variety of maple!
Sunburst Honey Locusts
With fall foliage that is a beautiful mixture between green and yellow, the sunburst honey locust tree provides an interesting bit of color to your yard. It doesn’t need much water and is actually known for tolerating drought quite well. It will even tolerate road salt build up in the wintertime.
Also known as the “Autumn Blaze” maple, this gorgeous tree is known for putting on a showing of color in the autumn months. Seriously, this tree gets BRIGHT red. I recommend adding a layer or two of mulch around the base of the tree in winter to keep it healthy.
River Birch trees have beautiful fall foliage, and interesting bark. The unique bark patterns add interest to your yard no matter the season. But of course, it’s most beautiful in Autumn, when its leaves put out a showing of bright yellow flowers. These plants will also tolerate excessively moist soil.
There are several different types of Japanese Maple that you can grow in your own yard. In fact, there are even dwarf varieties that can be pruned into something bonsai-esque. It puts out beautiful leaves all year long, but keep an eye out for their deep red in the fall.
Not only will Beech Trees provide you with gorgeous fall color, but they also drop nuts in the wintertime. And believe it or not, they’re pretty tasty. Having a tree like this in your yard come winter is also great for all the wildlife. The ones that didn’t move to a warmer area still need to eat.
The Sweetgum Tree is probably one of the most colorful trees on the list, showing off a display of multi-colored leaves. Gardeners should be warned though, this is not a low maintenance tree.
Dogwood trees produce beautiful blooms in the Springtime and rich colors in the Fall. Additionally, Dogwood trees will produce fruit that is edible for birds.
Non-poisonous Sumac (ask someone at your nursery to help you determine the difference) boasts GORGEOUS fall foliage. Its one of the easiest trees to grow on this list, and is great for erosion control, should that be a concern of yours.
In Utah, our canyons are dotted with these beautiful trees! And often, they are what make our mountains look so beautiful in the Fall. Not only do these provide beautiful color, but one can stand underneath its branches and be calmed by its sound. Seriously! Give it a try.