The foliage of many deciduous shrubs and trees assumes brilliant tints of orange, red etc. just before thefall — usually in late October. Autumn colouring depends on temperature and weather conditions, e.g. in very dry weather colours are less vivid and do not last. Here are a few which usually colour well: Acer palmatum osakazuki; Amelanchier oblongifolia; Liquidambar styraciflua; Parrotiapersica; Quercus coccinea; Rhus cotinoides; Sorbus jolgneri, and certain deciduous species of .