Radiant Red Maples in
Ash (Fraxinus) have pretty yellow fall foliage.
The bad news is that the emerald Ash Borer is devastating the Ash population.
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), desirable for its spring flowers,
also has wonderful fall color.
Bradford Pear has long been a favorite, but is susceptible to storm damage.
Chanticleer Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer') is a stronger cultivar.
Sweetgum (Liquidamber styraciflua) is another fall favorite.
Choose the cultivar 'Rotundiloba' to avoid those pesky gum balls.
Even a weeping cherry gets in on the act.
Maidenhair Tree (Ginko biloba) turns a
stunning yellow in the fall.
While its habit can be quite variable,
leaves outlining its branches lend a sculptural look.
Generally, only male cultivars are sold in the trade since the
fruit of female trees in undesirable.