The West's best trees for fall leaves
Take advantage of fall's beautiful colors by adding these trees to your garden or using their leaves for home decorations
Gather beautiful individual leaves during a walk in the country or neighborhood. If you grow trees with beautiful fall color, you can clip small leaf-filled branches for easy arrangements, wreaths, swags, or window boxes.
Click ahead for some of the West's best trees for fall color ― and easy decorating ideas.
In fall, foliage turns luminous shades of orange and red to gold. Sunset climate zones 4–16, 18–23.
Best in zones 6–9, 14–16, 18–24, H1.
L. styraciflua 'Palo Alto' has orange-red to bright red leaves.
L. styraciflua 'Festival' turns yellow, peach, pink, orange, and red. Zones 3–9, 14–24.