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Fall Color Chart by Species of Trees and Shrubs on Campus

Key:

§   =  Especially Attractive
¤  =  Early
°  =   Not in Natural Areas
*  =  Shrubs or Vines

Yellow
Birches (all)     ¤
Hickories (all) – ochre
Aspens (Bigtooth red)
Balsam Poplar
Cottonwood (turns brown)     ¤
Tulip Tree
Silver Maple
Striped Maple (pale yellow)     §
Witch-hazel
Grapes      *
Hackberry (pale yellow)     °
Elm (turns brown)
Hop Hornbeam
Ginkgo     °
Honey Locust     °
American Chestnut
Green Ash     §¤°
White Ash (turns purple)     ¤
Black Cherry (turns orange)
Kentucky Coffee Tree (gold)      °


Red
Red Maple (turns yellow)     §¤
Virginia Creeper     *§¤
Scarlet Oak     §
Black-gum     §
Staghorn Sumac (also yellow & orange)     §¤


Orange-yellow (+red)
Poison Ivy     §¤
Sassafras     §
Sugar Maple     §
Some Willows
Flowering Cherry     §°


Maroon
Oaks (except scarlet) (turns red)
Shrubby Dogwood
Blueberries     *
Viburnums     *
Flowering Pear     °
Japanese Maple      §°


Pink with blue
Mapleleaf Viburnum      *§¤
Flowering Dogwood      §


Salmon
Fire Cherry     §¤
Serviceberry     §¤
American Hornbeam (bronzy)     §¤


Purple
White Ash (turns yellow)     §¤
Sweetgum (turns red & yellow)     §¤


Brown (Chestnut)
American Beech
London Planetree       °


Little or no color
Basswood
Little Leaf Linden (turns yellow)      °
Catalpa     °
Box Elder
Walnut (yellow)     °
Butternut (yellow)
Hawthorn
Horse Chestnut (turns yellow)     °
Apple     °
Black Locust
Redbud (turns yellow)     °
Norway Maple (turns yellow)      °


Most Willows
Day-glo pink
Burningbush       *°

Last Updated: 10/19/17