FINEST HUES OF FALL

Pene­lope O’sul­li­van is au­thor of The Home­owner’s Com­plete Tree & Shrub Hand­book (Storey Pub­lish­ing; 2007). Here’s a list of her fa­vorite woody plants for fall land­scape color.

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BEST REDS:

Red maple (Acer rubrum)

Zones 3–9; 40–70 feet high; 30–50 feet wide Sugar maple (Acer sac­cha­rum) Zones 3–8; 40–80 feet high; 30–60 feet wide

Full moon maple (Acer japon­icum

‘Aconi­ti­folium’) Zones 5–7; 8–10 feet high and wide

Kousa dog­wood (Cor­nus kousa) Zones 5–8; 15–30 feet high and wide

Red­vein enkianthus (Enkianthus am­pan­u­la­tus) Zones 4–7; 6–10 feet high; 4–6 feet wide

Sour­wood (Oxy­den­drum ar­boreum) Zones 5–9; 20–50 feet high; 10–25 feet wide

Ja­panese stew­artia (Stew­artia pseu­do­camel­lia) Zones 5–8; 12–40 feet high; 8–25 feet wide

Dou­ble­file vibur­num (Vibur­num ‘Mariesii’) Zones 5–8; 10–12 feet high; 12–15 feet wide Lin­den vibur­num (V. di­lata­tum) Zones 5–8; 8–10 feet high; 6–8 feet wide

BEST YEL­LOWS:

Snake­bark maple (Acer pen­syl­van­icum)

Zones 3–7; 15–25 feet high; 12–20 feet wide

Bot­tle­brush buck­eye (Aes­cu­lus parv­i­flora)

Zones 4–8; 8–12 feet high; 8–15 feet wide

Kat­sura (Cer­cidi­phyl­lum japon­icum)

Zones 4–8; 15–25 feet high; 10–15 feet wide Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) Zones 3–8; height and width de­pend on cul­ti­var

Black lo­cust (Robinia pseu­doa­ca­cia)

Zones 3–8; 30–50 feet high; 20–35 feet wide

Sas­safras (Sas­safras al­bidum) Zones 4–9; 30–60 feet high; 25–40 feet wide

Chi­nese sweet­shrub (Ca­ly­can­thus chi­nen­sis)

Zones 6–8; 5–10 feet high and wide Moun­tain ash (Sor­bus al­ni­fo­lia) Zones 3–7; 40–50 feet high; 20–25 feet wide

For more in­for­ma­tion, see Re­sources on page 108.

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