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Autumn Highlights Tour - South Campus

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The Purdue campus is an explosion of color in the fall! This south campus tour takes you around the Agricultural Administration, Pfendler, Smith, Lilly, Hansen, Nelson, Horticulture, Pao, and Forestry buildings.

Acer miyabei (Miyabe Maple)

The foliage of this small tree becomes a lovely pale yellow in the fall.

 

Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)

In autumn, the canopy of the majestic Pin Oak turns a handsome deep scarlet.

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Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear)

This frequently sighted tree on campus boasts attractive deep red-purple foliage in the fall.

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Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry)

Small, but mighty, the Lowbush Blueberry can certainly pack a punch with its vibrant red fall foliage.

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Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo)

One of the most stunning trees for fall color, the leaves of the Ginkgo turn a strong, clear yellow in the fall. When its foliage drops in autumn, it tends to fall all at once and blankets the ground in gold.

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Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

A fall color standard, the Red Maple, as its common name implies, is known for its extraordinary red autumn leaves.

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant' (Brilliant Red Chokeberry)

During the fall, this native shrub boasts not only brilliant red fall foliage, but striking, bright red berries as well.

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper)

The five-lobed leaves of this vine can range from purple-red to crimson red in the fall.

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Fraxinus americana (White Ash)

Ashes are native trees beloved for their stunning fall foliage. The White Ash is resplendent in yellow to red-purple leaves in the fall.

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Liriodendron tulipifera (Tuliptree)

Our state tree's distinctively tulip-shaped leaves become a strong golden yellow in autumn.

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Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)

The Black Gum is considered by many to have the most striking fall foliage of any tree. The almost flourescently colored leaves change from yellow to orange to scarlet to purple in autumn.

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Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea)

This multi-season interest shrub has handsome fall foliage in reds, oranges, and purples.

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Crataegus phaenopyrum (Washington Hawthorn)

The Washington Hawthorn has multi-colored foliage in orange, scarlet, and purple, along with gorgeous bright red berries in the fall.

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Amelanchier canadensis (Shadblow Serviceberry)

This small native tree explodes in yellows, golds, oranges, and reds in the fall.

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Asimina triloba (Common Pawpaw)

The long, large leaves of this native tree turn a strong yellow in the fall.

 

Betula nigra (River Birch)

The beautiful, drooping branches of the native River Birch are decorated with beautiful yellow leaves in the fall.

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Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)

In autumn, the leaves of the Flowering Dogwood become a deep red to reddish-purple and the green fruits ripen to bright red.

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Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)

Adorned in yellow to orange to scarlet red, the Sugar Maple is certainly a sight to behold in autumn.

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Fothergilla × 'Mt. Airy' (Mt. Airy Fothergilla)

Fothergilla is a beautiful small shrub with stunning fall foliage in yellows, oranges, and reds.

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Symphoricarpos × chenaultii (Chenault Coralberry)

In the fall, this plant is not known for its foliage, but instead for its numerous beautiful pink to white berries that persist through winter.

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Acer × freemanii 'Jeffersred' [sold as Autumn Blaze®] (Autumn Blaze Maple)

This tree is a hybrid between the Sugar Maple and the Silver Maple and has extraordinary red to red-orange fall foliage.

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Liquidambar styraciflua (American Sweetgum)

The star-shaped leaves of the Sweetgum turn an amazing array of colors in the fall, including scarlet, orange, yellow, and bronze.

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Fagus grandifolia (American Beech)

The leaves of this large, stately tree turn a handsome golden bronze in autumn.

 

Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple)

The exfoliating, cinnamon-colored bark of this unique maple complements its excellent red foliage in the fall.

 

Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry)

Lovely leaves in shades of yellow, red-orange, orange, and russet gold decorate the Allegheny Serviceberry in autumn.

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Acer rubrum 'Franksred' [sold as Red Sunset®] (Red Sunset Red Maple)

This Red Maple cultivar colors a handsome red very early in the fall.

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Ulmus × 'Morton' [sold as Accolade®] (Accolade Elm)

The leaves of this elm become a handsome golden yellow in the autumn.

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Quercus rubra (Red Oak)

As its common name infers, the Red Oak boasts extraordinary fall foliage of red, scarlet, and mahogany.

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