Coniferous plants keep their leaves all year long. They have needles. They include pines, spruces, firs and other similar trees. They may not lose their leaves, but do they change color with the seasons as other trees do? This is discussed here. It is fascinating botanical information for any plant lover to have. You can also observe these trees out in nature to see what conclusions you come up with about them. This would be a fun nature activity for children.
- In autumn, most coniferous trees will shed their oldest needles, usually the ones closest to the trunk.
- Changing conifer colors can also be the sign of total needle drop.
- Color change in conifers isn’t limited to autumn but can also take place in the spring.
“Changing conifer colors can also be the sign of total needle drop. While that may sound scary, for certain trees it’s simply a way of life.”