Trees: Design Characteristics
Fall Color
The following trees exhibit attractive fall foliage color. Many of these trees will display the full range of fall
colors, from pale yellows to deep reds and purples, often on the same tree or even on the same leaf. For
the purposes of this list, fall color has been broken down into the most common broad categories of yellow,
orange, red, purple, and brown; therefore, "red" can signify anything from pinks to deep maroon tints.
Color
Trees

Acer buergerianum
Acer ginnala
Acer griseum
Acer japonicum
Acer mandschuricum
Acer maximowiczianum
Acer palmatum
Acer pensylvanicum
Acer platanoides
Acer rubrum
Acer saccharum
Acer triflorum
Amelanchier
Asimina triloba
Betula
Carya
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Cladrastis kentukea
Cornus alternifolia
Cornus florida
Cornus kousa
Cotinus obovatus
Crataegus crusgalli
Crataegus phaenopyrum
Fagus
Franinus americana
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Ginkgo biloba
Larix
Liquidambar styraciflua
Liriodendron tulipifera
Metasequoia glyptostrobboides
Nyssa sylvatica
Oxydendrum arboreum
Parrotia persica
Phellodendron
Prunus sargentii
Pyrus calleryana
Quercus acutissima
Quercus alba
Quercus coccinea
Quercus palustris
Quercus rubra
Sassafras albidum
Sorbus alnifolia
Sorbus aucuparia
Stewartia
Taxodium
Tilia
Ulmus americana
Zelkova serrata
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