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The Top Flowering Trees for Springby Contributor January 24, 2019
The Top Flowering Trees for Spring
For those of you looking for a splash of color and blossoms in your trees this spring, you have come to the right place. We are going to be sharing some great options for trees that will easily brighten up your landscaping in the spring season.
We will be discussing how to take care of each tree, why it’s a good choice, where it will thrive, and possible cons of growing them in your landscaping.
Saucer Magnolia Trees
The first tree on our list is the Saucer Magnolia Tree.
This option is known for its gorgeous and distinctive large, almost cup-shaped flowers that bloom at the beginning of spring in March. The flowers vary between a rose color and purple on the outside, and their interior is white.
The Saucer Magnolia Tree reaches about 20 to 30 feet in height, and spreads about the same length as well. Ideally, it should get full sun, meaning at least 6 hours of unfiltered sunlight every day. It does best in Hardiness Zones 4-9.
As for negative aspects to this tree, the only thing you will have to be concerned with is that it needs seasonal protection in colder seasons for the first few years you have it.
Next up we have dogwood trees. These are one of the most popular types of trees in the United States, and will shower your landscaping with beauty throughout the entire year.
Dogwood trees have an almost horizontal branching pattern, which means that it gives visual interest at pretty much any point of the year, even when it’s without leaves and blossoms in the winter.
There are different types of dogwoods as well. The ‘Cherokee Chief’ dogwood will grow up to 25 feet tall and spread about 15 feet across with red flowers and berries. Japanese dogwoods are less likely to contract Anthracnose (a serious fungal disease), and they blossom a little later in the year than other types of this tree. The American dogwood is very popular in the US and blooms in either white, pink, or red every spring.
These trees are fairly easy to take care of – they do require full sun, regular watering, and additional space around them to grow.
Eastern Redbud Trees
Eastern redbud trees are also an excellent choice for additional color and blossom in your backyard. These trees grow beautifully bright pink-purple flowers all along their otherwise bare branches around April.
They are one of the very few flowering trees that will tolerate shade, however they will bloom better in full sun just like the other options on our list.
As the trees come into bloom, their limbs will begin to grow what look like hairs that are actually the beginnings of flowers.
Eastern redbud trees will grow up to be between 20 and 30 feet high and will spread just as far. Besides their gorgeous colors in the spring, they also turn yellow in the fall season.
You will want to make sure this tree gets at least 4 hours of unfiltered sunlight every day, and some shade is fine. It will do best in Hardiness Zones 4-9.
Higan Cherry Trees
Last but not least, we have the higan cherry tree.
This gorgeous cherry tree is fast-growing and produces lovely white flowers and pink buds in the fall and spring. Also, this tree turns deep shades of yellow, gold, red, and bronze during the autumn season as well. In the winter, the tree’s attractive bark still makes this a great landscaping choice.
The higan cherry tree is also heat and stress tolerant, as well as being more cold-hardy than the other options on our list. Ideally, you would plant this tree if you were in Hardiness Zones 5-8.
It will grow up to be between 20 and 30 feet tall and reaches between 15 and 30 feet. Just like the other trees on the list, you will want to ensure this tree gets at least 4 hours of unfiltered sunlight a day.
Making Your Choice
If you are trying to make the best choice for your property, make sure that you think about where the tree would be planted and grow, as well as the climate that you live in. This will ensure that the tree will have the best chance of surviving and thriving.
For those of you that are unsure what or how you should be planting any trees this spring, feel free to contact Arborist Now today for assistance!