Create a yard that will dazzle each autumn. Here are 5 of the best trees to plant for gorgeous fall foliage.
Create a yard that will dazzle each autumn. Here are 5 of the best trees to plant for gorgeous fall foliage.Red Maple
A classic choice for fall color, the Red Maple is found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. It grows in zones 3-9 and thrives in moist, rich soils. Best know for its bright red fall leaves, the Red Maple also comes in hues of yellow and orange.Japanese Maple
A great option for small yards or patios, the Japanese Maple can be grown as a small tree or shrub. The small dome-shaped tree does packs a punch with its bright leaves. Leaf colors and shapes vary depending on the cultivar, but Japanese Maples are known for their reddish-brown and purple shades.Ginko Biloba
The plant might be well-known for it's memory enhancing abilities, but the Ginko Biloba tree definitely leaves a memorable impact. These trees reach majestic heights of 66-115 feet and has leaves that turn a golden yellow color in the fall. The trees are known to adapt to a variety of conditions, but thrive in zones 5-9.Sweetgum
Another large tree (80-130 feet), the Sweetgum has dark green leaves that turn a range of colors in the fall. Reviews on this tree can be mixed. The tree produces a prickly seed pod that can be a mess to clean up and can attach to animal fur, but many happily overlook this since Sweetgum leaves have long-lasting staying power. It's typically one of the last trees to lose it's leaves in the fall.European Beech
Round out the fall color palette with a European Beech, whose green leaves turn a rich bronze color come autumn. This oval shaped tree grows around 50 feet in zones 4-7.