October 15, 2021
Fall Color Report: October 15, 2021
The rolling landscape of The Morton Arboretum is increasingly colorful this week. Against a background of green, maples are beginning to turn red and orange, and yellow can be seen in elms, catalpas, and many other trees. A long season of drought has made the trees slow to develop their leaf color this year, but they are beginning to weave their full autumn tapestry.
While the maples are showing the deepest colors this week, buckeyes, pawpaws, redbuds, and other Midwest natives are also turning yellow, especially where the sun hits. The Schulenberg Prairie is also in its full Fall glory, with grasses changing color and setting seed, with dotted highlights of blue and purple provided by asters and gentians. Experience the full palette of Fall at The Morton Arboretum by visiting regularly throughout the season.
Read the full report here.