Tree leaves of reds, oranges, purples, yellows, browns, bronzes, and mottled grays are just the basic colors that attract the eye in the fall. Add all of the muted colors and the multitudes of shades of these basic colors and then you have a fall colored tree. These leaves could be referred to as eye candy.
The beautiful scenery created by leaves in the fall is due to lack of sunlight the chlorophyll filled leaves receive in the fall. The lack of food production and the loss of chlorophyll cause the leaves to turn color. The color changes are more predominate in some species than others. Species such as maples, ash, oak, and serviceberries can display bright glowing colors. Also there are trees within each of these species that are drab and not very colorful at all.
Fall color trees come in an assortment of sizes and leaf structures. Some fall leaf displays last for a long period and some color displays are short lived. Choose a shade tree that provides fall color. Enjoy the trees leaf displays for three seasons, spring, summer and fall by choosing a fall color tree. Most tree descriptions will contain the words fall color for trees that are showy in the fall and most of these descriptions will give the predominant color of the leaves.
There are numerous cultivars of trees that are specifically selected for fall color exhibitions. One that comes to mind is the October Glory maple tree. The October Glory will consistently display red, orange, and yellow leaves every fall. Click the photos to learn more about our beautiful fall colored trees, or call our plant experts at (888) 864-7663..