The foliage of many deciduous shrubs and trees assumes brilliant tints of orange, red etc. just before the leaves fall — 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 rhododendron.

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