Fall Color at Longwood Gardens

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In the spring and the summer leaves contain lots of green chlorophyll which helps them produce food. As the days grow shorter in the autumn, chlorophyll breaks down, revealing carotenoides in yellow and orange fall foliage and anthocyanins in red and purple fall foliage. The brightest colors are produced in years when there has been good rainfall in the summer and when fall nights are cold and fall days are sunny and bright.

Discover the many shapes, sizes, and colors of autumn foliage and find your favorite plants for great fall color.


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