Regardless of how passionately you might love summer, there are a few things about fall that everyone finds delightful. Chief among them is the fall foliage that turns the world around you into a dazzling display of colors. Even if you live where autumn is usually lackluster, a little knowledgeable landscaping will have you in love with the season as well.
These are some suggested trees and shrubs to get you started on your landscaping ideas to turn brown and gray into gold and bronze. Many of these selections are also lovely in other seasons, blossoming during spring or summer, some even producing fruit, and others with interesting bark in the winter to keep your eyes twinkling all year long.
Gingkos are lovely trees that are a gorgeous yellow throughout the fall. They are related to conifers, but instead of needles produce fan-shaped leaves that resemble to maidenhair fern. The trees are considered living fossils, as they are the last known survivors of tree varieties that 200 million years ago grew worldwide. The trees have an interesting umbrella shape and typically grow to be about 40 feet, though they can grow double that size.
Name: Ginkgo biloba
Growing Conditions: Sun to shade and moist, well-drained soil
Size: Up to 100 feet tall