Trees with white, silver or yellow
These are all sports, perhaps occurring
originally on one branch only, of normal trees that
have been propagated vege-turns a rich yellow.
GYMNOCLADUS DIOICUS The large leaves turn
LIQUIDAMBAR STYRACIFLUA Variable, but
in good specimens can be brilliant, purple to scarlet.
LIRIODENDRON TULIPIFERA Leaves turn a
MALUS Apples give little autumn leaf color,
an exception being M. tschonoskii, on which the
leaves turn yellow and scarlet.
MESPILUS GERMANICA The large leaves of
the medlar turn russet color. NYSSA SYLVATICA The tupelo
turns vivid scarlet.
PARROTIA PERSICA coloring reliable, yellow
through gold to crimson.
PHELLODENDRON Species usually cultivated
turn clear yellow.
PRUNUS This genus provides a few only
species that color well, though the Japanese cultivars
mostly turn good shades of yellow; P. avium, the
gean, most years turns a flaming red; P. sargentii,
infallibly turns a brilliant red early in autumn.
QUERCUS BOREALIS The red oak is rather
a misnomer as the color is nearer to brown, but it can
be effective. Q. coccinea, the well-named scarlet
oak, retains its brilliant leaves far into the winter,
the best form being the cultivar splendens. Q. palustris,
leaves may turn scarlet, but not reliable; Q.
phellos, yellow and orange; Q. velutina, var.
rubrifolia is a good red.
RHUS TYPHINA Turns orange, red and purple.
SORBUS CASHMERIANA Pale gold, falling
early. S. discolor, brilliant red; S. `Joseph
Rock’, leaves turn a rich variety of colors; S. sargentiana,
striking reds and golds; S. torminalis, the
native wild service, colors in well in yellows and golds
and sometimes scarlets.
STYRAX OBASSIA The large leaves turn a