One of the best parts about fall is watching the leaves change. The vibrant colors from all of the trees is one of Earth’s beautiful qualities. But what are some of Tennessee’s most vibrant trees during the autumn months? Though there are several, here are just a few favorites.
Crepe Myrtle — With over 50 species, this small-sized tree produces vibrant orange leaves during the fall season. The same tree is often known for producing beautiful blooms through the spring and summer months, making this a popular tree among homeowners, particularly in Nashville and all through the South.
Red Maple — Nicknamed Autumn Blaze, this majestic tree can grow up to 49 feet tall and is a common tree through the state of Tennessee. During the fall months, its leaves can turn a deep red or orange giving it its name and popularity among many residents throughout the state.
Persimmon — Often thought of for its fruit, the persimmon tree develops beautiful orange/yellow trees during the fall, giving people another beautiful tree to admire. Easy to maintain, persimmon trees are a great way to grow fruit out of your backyard during the warm months, and then enjoy its foliage during the cooler ones.
American Smoke Tree — This tree is a small tree or large shrub native to Tennessee. Clocking in at about 10 to 15 feet tall, these trees have simple leaves and “smoke-like” flowers giving the tree its name. Because of their size, these trees are popular in gardens and other landscapes. During the fall, the leaves begin to change and turn into a variety of bright oranges and reds.
There are all kind of wonderful trees throughout the Middle Tennessee area that produce beautiful fall colors and the trees listed above aren’t the only ones. Sugar maple, tulip poplar, black gum, sweet gum, red oak and birch are others that produce beautiful leaves in the fall. Whether it is a red maple or a crepe myrtle, the fall foliage is a great way to get excited for the upcoming holiday festivities that are rapidly approaching us.
Once the leaves fall, do you need help cleaning them up? The Parke Company offers landscape services and will be able to take care of that in time! Happy Fall, y’all!