California Color Posted on November 3, 2021 by Pete Veilleux Bigleaf Maple in fall color. Bigleaf Maple in fall color. Black Oak in fall color. Bigleaf Maple in fall color. Madrone berries go through a series of yellow, orange and red in the fall.Some years there are loads of berries on Madrones.Klamath or Sierra Plum has some of the best color i’ve seen in California. Bigleaf Maple in fall color. Manzanita berries are usually at their peak color in the fall as well. Pacific Dogwood has gorgeous fall color.Black Oak has the best color of any of the oaks.Pacific Dogwood where it gets more direct sunlight is even better.Even Bracken Fern and Thimbleberry have nice golden fall colors.California Grape often has very nice color.Black Oak can be orange, yellow or combinations.Western Redbud can be either butter yellow or sometimes nice salmon colors. Western Redbud turning fall colors.