Best Trees & Shrubs for Fall Color
Hophornbeam: handsome foliage
American hophornbeam is a handsome yet underused rounded tree with hard wood. It averages 25 to 40 feet in height and about 10 to 25 feet wide. The dark green leaves are pale and fuzzy on the underside and turn yellow in the fall. The attractive orange or gray bark peels off in long strips. The catkin flowers persist into winter, as does the fruit, a nutlet that resembles hops and attracts birds.