Fall color: Maroon to orange Care: Plant in dappled shade so delicate leaves won’t burn in summer; not particular about its soil; keep moisture consistent, especially during dry spells. Value add: Slow-growing (it won’t outgrow its home); great planted alone or in groups; songbirds, squirrels, and chipmunks love the seeds.
Fall Stunners: Trees with Colorful Curb AppealKatsura Tree
Height: 40-60 feet Spread: 25-60 feet Zones: 4-8
Fall color: Orange, gold, red
Care: OK, this one needs some special care — protection from wind and hot afternoon rays — but its unusual, open spread of up to 60 feet make it worth the effort. Value add: Fallen leaves can smell like cinnamon or burnt sugar — yummy!