Fabulous First Fall Foliage

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Fall color is beginning in northeast Ohio. Although the Sugar Maples have not reached peak fall color, other plants including Sassafras, Sourwood, Black Tupelo, Staghorn Sumac, Burning Bush, and Dogwood have exploded in fall color.

 

Black Tupelo tree

 

Although not at peak fall color which is unusual for late October, several plant are early standouts in Lake County, Ohio.

 

Red Maple

 

Sassafras, Sassafras albidum can range from yellow to brilliant orange.

 

Sassafras leaves

 

Although most often seen as an understory plant on the edge of the woods, Sassafras can grow into a beautiful mature specimen tree.

 

Sassafras tree

 

Black Tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica has a bright red fall color.

 

Black Tupelo close up

 

Black Tupelo is a beautiful specimen tree in the landscape.

 

Tupelo

 

Sourwood, Oxedenrum arboreum , has a deep red fall color with flower stalks.

 

Sourwood flower

 

Sourwood can grow into a mature tree as well.

 

Sourwood tree

 

Staghorn Sumac, Rhus typhina makes an outstanding orange accent when grown as a clump.

 

Sumac clump

 

Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida, is beginning to turn deep red.

 

Dogwood tree

 

Burning Bush, Euonymus alatus ‘Compacta’ are in living up to their name. they are on ‘FIRE’!

 

Burning bush close up

 

Red maples, Acer rubrum and Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum and just beginning their fall color show.

 

sugar maple close up

 

But it's an AMAZING time of beauty and color. Enjoy!

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