3 Best Fall Color Trees for north Dallas
Mother Nature never fails to deliver something stunning and unique for us to behold each and every season. Throughout the fall, the foliage on our deciduous trees is hands down the star of the show. As these trees prepare to leave their leaves behind in the winter, there are a few trees that stand out for their unparalleled foliage display. In this post we’ll explain why we think the Red Maple, Ginkgo and Crape Myrtle trees are the 3 best fall color trees for north Dallas, Texas.
Red Maple Tree
Considered a medium sized tree which quickly grows to a height of between 30-40 ft, the Red Maple tree gets its name from the brilliant red foliage. The Maple generally boasts beautiful fall color tree foliage in almost every variety, but the Red Maple is a true standout. While many varieties of Maple trees are shade loving, the Red Maple is very happy in the sun making it a wonderful choice for our north Texas climate. In addition, many Maple trees are considered a soft wood tree, but the Red Maple is a hardwood tree and can withstand our windy seasons. Finally, the Red Maple is one of the first trees to have a foliage turn in the fall. When you see the blush of red come in, you know that fall is here.
Although a bit less commonly seen, the Ginkgo (or Ginkgo Biloba) Tree has to be mentioned for its unique foliage shape as well as it’s unmistakable and vibrantly yellow fall foliage. Also referred to as the Maidenhair Tree, it’s one of the oldest known trees on earth and it can be found on almost every continent in the world. The Ginkgo is considered a slow-growing tree and can reach a height of 30 ft. In addition to the distinct fall foliage color, one of the most exciting things about the Ginkgo’s foliage is the wealth of medicinal uses that it provides not to mention that it looks great next to colorful north Dallas, Texas fall flowers. The foliage of the Ginkgo Biloba Tree has been reported to relieve inflammation, improve brain and heart function and lessen anxiety.
Crape Myrtle Tree
The Crape Myrtle tree is perhaps not the first tree that comes to mind when one thinks of fall foliage, but we have included it among the top 3 because it is one of the most common trees in our area. You cannot escape the gorgeous orange and burgundy fall foliage of the crape myrtle tree. The smallest of our top 3 fall foliage favorites, the Crape Myrtle tree offers several varieties ranging from 5-25 ft in height. The subtle and delicate foliage of the Crape Myrtle might not be the most obvious, but can be spotted throughout the city as well as many suburban garden beds. The Crape Myrtle Tree is widely appreciated throughout the south as it provides fantastic summer blooming, gorgeous fall foliage and distinctive winter bark.
In addition to our favorites, the Red Maple, Ginkgo and Crape Myrtle trees there are many north Texas native trees and plants that do well in our area, so you have plenty to choose from. Next time you head outside this fall, we hope you take a moment to appreciate the incredible color palette of the 3 best fall color trees for north Dallas that Mother Nature has provided us with!
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