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If you are looking for your fall foliage fix, you don't have to go very far. In fact, stunning fall foliage is closer than you think at the U.S. National Arboretum! The season begins in late September as dogwoods begin their subtle transformation to red and purple, and often lasts through early December with Chinese fringetree and willows casting a golden light on the landscape. Check out the arboretum's Asian Collections, Fern Valley Native Plant Collection and Gotelli collection, in particular, for some fantastic fall foliage. Fall color is generally at its peak in mid- to late October in the Washington, D.C., area.

small icon representing fall foliage If you canít make it to the arboretum this fall and just want to see some nice autumn foliage, continue to the Fall Foliage Photo Gallery.
small icon representing fall foliage If you are the inquisitive type, check out our page that explains the hows and whys of fall color.
small icon representing fall foliage If you want a list of good fall color plants - check out our Selected Plants Providing Colorful Autumn Foliage List (with links to those specific plants that we have in our Fall Foliage Gallery).

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Fall Foliage Photos by Scott Aker, Susan Bentz, Erin Clark and Thomas Elias
Last Updated   October 6, 2011 6:33 PM

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