Fall

Fall begins in September and runs thru late November. The High Country is renowned for its spectacular fall leaf color and Arborcrest features show-stopping Japanese Maples, as well as an abundance of chrysanthemums and asters.

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Late October garden view
Late October garden view
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb' Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lamb' Panicle Hydrangea

Several hydrangeas carry color through mid- to late-October.

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Southern valley, early September
Southern valley, early September
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Pumpkin patch
Pumpkin patch
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High bridge with 'Aconitifolium' (Fullmoon Maple) sm
High bridge with 'Aconitifolium' (Fullmoon Maple) sm

The maple trees display some of the most vibrant colors, with some changing as early as late September, and others waiting patiently until mid-October.

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Southeast view in October
Southeast view in October
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Covered bridge in October
Covered bridge in October
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Colchicum 'The Giant' False Autumn Crocus
Colchicum 'The Giant' False Autumn Crocus

Look for several colors of False Autumn Crocus in late September through early to mid-October.

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Sempervivum 'Chick Charms Gold Nugget' (Hen and Chicks)
Sempervivum 'Chick Charms Gold Nugget' (Hen and Chicks)

A macro (close up) view of this autumn colored succulent.

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Howards Knob in late October
Howards Knob in late October
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Petunia 'Violet Star' in foreground
Petunia 'Violet Star' in foreground
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Fall color in the southern valley
Fall color in the southern valley
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Viburnum dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy' (Linden Virburnum)
Viburnum dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy' (Linden Virburnum)
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Covered bridge in autumn
Covered bridge in autumn
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Late October view of the southern valley
Late October view of the southern valley
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Trees beginning to turn their golden hues
Trees beginning to turn their golden hues
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Through the poplars
Through the poplars
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Late October, near peak
Late October, near peak

Fall arrived a little late in 2021. Some years, the leaves are gone by October 20th or so, and we may even have snow before Halloween. Other years, the color stretches into the last week of October.

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Viburnum wrightii 'C. A. Hildebrandt's' (Wright Viburnum)
Viburnum wrightii 'C. A. Hildebrandt's' (Wright Viburnum)

Eye-catching orange berries in the fall, and creamy white flowers in the spring!

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Acer saccharin 'Apollo' Barrett Cole - Sugar Maple
Acer saccharin 'Apollo' Barrett Cole - Sugar Maple

This Sugar Maple is one of the early birds in the color changing cycle, with striking yellows and orange late September - early October.

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Crataegus viridis 'Winter King' (Green Hawthorn)
Crataegus viridis 'Winter King' (Green Hawthorn)
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High bridge late October (vertical).CR2
High bridge late October (vertical).CR2
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Clethra acuminata 'Cinnamon Bark Pepperbush'
Clethra acuminata 'Cinnamon Bark Pepperbush'

Mid- to late-October color from this beautiful tree. Its bark is the color of cinnamon.

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Acer palmatum 'Bihou' (Japanese Maple)
Acer palmatum 'Bihou' (Japanese Maple)

Mid- to late-October brings peak color for some of the Japanese Maples, such as the 'Bihou,' with its colors punctuated by a carpet of fallen leaves from nearby trees.

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Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' (Fullmoon Maple) with 'Autumn Moon' Chrysanthemums
Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' (Fullmoon Maple) with 'Autumn Moon' Chrysanthemums

Mums and maples, the magic of Autumn!

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