Fall Trees With The Best Color For Your Yard

Taking a trip to the best leaf-peeping destinations is one great way to experience this time of year but if you want to enjoy them on a smaller scale, consider planting some fall trees with vibrant colors in your own yard.

These 15 favorite trees are an excellent choice to get you started. They do well in a wide range of climate zones and include a decent variety of fast-growing vs. slow-growing trees, best for smaller spaces to larger trees.

Sugar Maple

This is a relatively slow-growing tree that turns into a beautiful large tree. The sugar maple produces red, orange, and yellow fall foliage, and individual trees can differ year to year.

Red Maple

The red maple isn’t just red in the fall, but it’s red in all seasons. Or at least part of it is.

Japanese Maple

If you’re looking for a short tree for your yard, the ‘Crimson Queen’ Japanese maple is a dwarf-type tree with weeping foliage and colorful leaves.

Black Gum Or Black Tupelo

The black gum tree, also known as black tupelo, goes from glossy green leaves to shiny autumn colors, including yellow, orange, red, and purple.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel transforms into bright yellow leaves in the fall. This one is very versatile and can be planted as a large shrub or small tree.

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