Earl May’s Top Tree Picks For Fall Color

2018-10-31T11:39:18+00:00Gardening, Trees|
  • Autumn Blaze Maple Leaves
  • Skyline Honey Locust
  • Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

I don’t know about you, but jumping into leaves was one of my favorite things to do as a kid.  My friends and I would rake them into a pile as big as we could, fall into them, and watch the colorful leaves float down to the ground covering the lawn with shades of orange, red, burgundy, and yellow. All over the neighborhood you could hear screams of joy from kids doing the exact same thing.

Now that I am on my own, I want my family to be able to share in the same vivid memories…the colors, the smells, the laughter.  So when looking for trees to plant in my yard, I go for the ones with the best fall color.

For that purpose alone, here is a list of 7 trees that will quickly become a fall favorite:

Autumn Blaze Maple

  • 50′ tall x 40′ wide
  • Blazing red fall foliage
  • Disease resistant
  • Easy maintenance

Sun Valley Maple

  • 30-40′ tall x 20-25′ wide
  • Mixture of green and red fall foliage
  • Disease resistant
  • Easy maintenance

Brandywine Maple

  • 25′ tall x 12′ wide
  • Purple-red fall foliage
  • Disease resistant
  • Easy Maintenance

Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

  • 50′ tall x 40′ wide
  • Orange and red fall foliage
  • Disease resistant
  • Easy maintenance

Skyline Honey Locust

  • 40-50′ tall x 30-35′ wide
  • Green-yellow spotted leaves
  • Disease resistant
  • Easy maintenance

Red Oak

  • 60′ tall x 40′ wide
  • BIG leaves
  • Russet-red to bright red fall foliage
  • Disease resistant
  • Easy maintenance

Cleveland Pear

  • 30′ tall x 20′ wide
  • Reddish-orange red fall foliage
  • Disease resistant
  • Easy maintenance

 

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