Trees for Autumn Colour

Autumn foliage is especially important in the garden. In all varieties the richness of the colours will be better on some soils than others and will vary from year to year.

With a bit of forward planning, medium and larger gardens can enjoy a spectacular display of reds, yellows and oranges lasting several weeks.


Acer campestre   Ginkgo (all)
Acer capillipes Hamamelis (all)
Acer cappadocicum 'Aureum' Larix (all)
Acer ginnala 'Flame' Liquidambar (all)
Acer japonicum and cultivars Malus 'Charlottae'
Acer palmatum and cultivars Malus toringoides
Acer platanoides (most) Malus transitoria
Acer rubrum and cultivars Malus trilobata
Acer rufinerve Malus tschonoskii
Acer triflorum Metasequoia (all)
Aesculus parviflora Morus alba pendula
Amelanchier canadensis Nyssa (all)
Amelanchier laevis Parrotia percica (all)
Betula (most) Populus tremula
Carpinus (all) Prunus 'Spire'
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Prunus incisa 'Mikinori'
Cornus florida and cultivars Prunus many other Japanese forms
Cotinus (all) Prunus sargentii
Cotoneaster horizontalis Pyrus 'Chanticleer'
Crataegus lavallei Quercus palustris
Crataegus pedicellata Quercus rubra
Crataegus prunifolia Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
Crataegus viridis 'Winter King' Sorbus (most)
Euonymuus europaeus and cultivars Stuartia (all)
Fagus sylvatica, sylvatica 'Asplenifolia' Taxodium (all)
Fraxinus (all)