Deciduous is a designation indicating a plant that sheds its foliage at the end of the growing season.
The term deciduous, is used primarily in reference to trees and shrubs, in contrast with those that are evergreen or conifer.
The best known, and highly requested deciduous trees are the spectacular fall foliage trees. These usually attract the leaf peepers during fall festival in Northeast Iowa.
After this brilliant display, many shed their foliage before winter and do not regain it until their buds open again in spring.