4 Deciduous Landscape Trees That Add Brilliant Fall Color To Your Landscape

17 December 2014
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The yellow, gold, orange, red, russet and burgundy leaves that transform your green landscape trees into the image of fall are a beautiful addition to any landscape. There are many deciduous trees that produce the warm colors of fall, so you're sure to find the perfect tree for your yard. And, once deciduous trees are mature, they rarely require pruning, unless there is damage to the limbs or disease that warrants cutting back limbs and tree pruning

Persimmon Trees

Persimmons are deciduous fruit trees that have inconspicuous flowers and tolerant of a variety of soils. They make good shade trees for summer, until the leave burst into yellows, oranges, and reds in fall. Even after the leaves drop, orange-scarlet colored fruits that brighten the tree for weeks before winter arrives. 

There are different varieties of persimmon trees, so if you are not sure which one is best suited for your region or your particular landscape plan, you can contact a local arborist or tree service. 

White Mulberry 

White mulberry trees are deciduous trees with lobed leaves that often turn a bright yellow in fall. Trees produce that look similar to blackberries and are a favorite food for birds in winter. The are excellent trees to provide shade. 

The fruit can stain paved surfaces and clothing, so you want to keep this in mind when placing trees in the landscape. 


Sourwood trees are beautiful deciduous trees that offer year-round interest. The leaves change from a bronze tinted in spring, to green in fall, and scarlet, orange, or blackish purple in fall. You may even see all three colors on one tree at the same time. The leaves drop slowly, so they remain on the tree longer than other deciduous tree varieties. 

Sourwoods make good specimen or woodland garden trees. You can also use them a patio shade tree. 


Larix trees are deciduous conifers, but still add some color to your fall landscape. The trees have woody, roundish cones scattered all along their branchlets, which change color in spring, fall and winter. In spring, pale-green tufts of new needs appear along with bright purplish-red cones.

The trees' needles turn brilliant yellow to orange in before dropping. In winter, the cones turn brown and hang in such a way that they create a polka-dot pattern against the sky. 

Larix tree have pyramidal shape that makes them excellent specimen trees.

There are so many varieties of deciduous trees that offer fall color, winter interest, or both, and require little, if any, pruning. To find the best one for your region and landscape design, contact a local tree service. The professionals can recommend trees that thrive in your area, and produce the colored-leaves you desire.