Just an hour north of the Atlanta Botanical Garden in midtown, the fall tones are beginning to dapple the landscape at our Gainesville location.
Two eye-catching and unusual trees can be found just outside the back doors of our Visitor Center. The first is Pseudolarix kaempferi, also known as golden larch–for obvious reasons! This tree is a member of the pine family and is unique for its light green, soft foliage that fans out in small clusters on the branches. It is also one of the few deciduous conifers.
Just a few steps away from the Pseudolarix, visitors can see another rare tree, Parrotia subaequalis. Parrotia has a gray, muscular trunk that exfoliates with age revealing camouflage patterned bark and foliage takes on a rich wine tone in early fall. This grouping is in full, fall glory.