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Posted: 9:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
By Dale Roe
Turn, turn, turn
Andrea DeLong-Amaya, director of horticulture for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, provided this list of native Hill Country plants that provide the best fall color, along with estimates of when they should begin to turn:
Flame-leaf sumac (Rhus lanceolata) — just starting to turn. Orange/red.
Poision ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) — just starting to turn. Orange/red.
Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) — turning now. Orange/red.
Elbowbush (Forestiera pubescens) — will turn soon. Yellow.
Cedar elm (Ulmus crassifolia) — will turn soon. Yellow.
Texas red oak (Quercus texana) — usually best color around or after Thanksgiving. Dark red.
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