Answer: I feel your pain! The color changes trees display are due to short days and cold nights - something you won't find in Florida! However, Acer barbatum (Florida Maple) does display muted yellows and oranges in the fall. Sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is another option. It looks like a maple and the leaves turn yellow, red, orange or purple in the fall. A final suggestion is Sorrel tree (Oxydendrum arboreum). This tree provides long lasting fall color with the leaves turning yellow, red or purple.
Hope this information helps ease your homesickness in the fall months.
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