California Fall Color has the following fall color report for the Redding area:
50 – 75% – Redding – This capital city of northeastern California is also the second-sunniest city in the nation, providing for ideal conditions (warm clear days and cold nights) to intensify color.
Within the City of Redding, a variety of color is now being seen, from various types of maple trees now showing a palette of lime, yellow, orange, scarlet and purple. Sycamores and Eastern Redbuds are displaying bright yellow leaves along the Sacramento River Trail. Photinia throughout town are changing to deep red. The colorful Strawberry Tree displays green leaves and bright red, orange, and yellow fruit. And, stunning fuschia stems of Dogwood stand out along the Sacramento River. This color should develop over the next two weeks, though many species are peaking now.
Although it is embraced by the Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada and Coastal Range, Redding has a Mediterranean climate that allows for a remarkable blend of native and exotic flora. City streets show this diversity, as does the McConnell Arboretum and Gardens on the north side of Sundial Bridge, which features plantings from all five of the world’s Mediterranean climates.
To see photos go to California Fall Color