The Beauty of Flowering Trees Makes Your Landscape A Sheer Enjoyment
Few things in a landscape make passersby stop and take notice more than a grove of flowering trees. There’s a flowering tree for just about every hardiness zone in the country, so no front or back yard needs to be without a tree that brings forth stunningly beautiful flowers in the spring and summer. Here are a few of them:
Dogwoods The flowers on dogwood trees aren’t flowers at all, but bracts that surround the real flowers. Nevertheless, both white flowering dogwood trees and pink dogwood trees are prized for their early and elegant burst of color in the spring. Besides their flowers, dogwoods are also grown for their colorful bark or the berries that come in fall. The dogwood is a small tree that grows between five and 30 feet tall in hardiness zones 2 through 8. Both white flowering dogwood trees and pink dogwood trees like full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained, acidic soil.
Crepe Myrtles is an excellet late blooming flowering tree
A favorite of the southeastern states, crepe myrtles have beautiful panicles of flowers that range from white to cream to hot pink to lavender and purple. The tree grows from 15 to 25 feet high and likes hot, sunny locations. Besides the beautiful flowers, crepe myrtles also have interesting, mottled bark and leaves that turn red in the fall. The tree likes well drained soil in hardiness zones 7 to 9.
Empress Trees Empress trees or paulownia are fast growing trees with spectacular flowers that appear before the leaves. Like dogwoods, empress trees flower in early spring. The flower is a gorgeous purple and resembles the foxglove, which gives the tree is alternate name of foxglove tree. The tree is easy to take care of and isn’t too particular about the type of soil. The tree grows between 30 and 80 feet tall in zones 4 to 10.
Red Sunset Maple Trees
Having trees in your yard is always a good idea, but waiting for them to grow can be painful and sometimes irritating. One will want to see some progress, and here are some fast growing trees that are sure to exceed your expectations and make your yard amazing in no time at all. The Red Sunset Maple is more than just a beautiful name. While this tree will look fantastic at any time throughout the year, the fall months will be its time to shine. Small red flowers will appear during the spring followed quickly by fruits during the summer months. As fall approaches, the leaves will change to gorgeous shades of oranges and reds that will make your landscape show that autumn is here. This tree will be anywhere from forty to sixty feet tall. It will need full to partial sunlight environments and soils that are fertile and moist, but well drained. This tree is also perfect for creating some shade in your landscape, and this is important for those hot summer days. Another excellent choice is the Weeping Willow. This tree is gorgeous and magical in its appearance.
The drooping branches that wave in the breeze are breathtaking, and you cannot help but feel relaxed when you are near it. It will be anywhere from forty to fifty feet tall with a width of up to thirty-five feet. This tree can grow an astonishing eight feet per year in the right conditions. They need full sunlight and can grow in a variety of soil conditions. Additionally, this tree can withstand some drought conditions if required. The Box Elder tree is another one to consider. It will be anywhere from thirty to sixty feet tall. This tree can also be as broad as forty feet and loves moist but well-drained soil conditions. This tree can tolerate full shade too! This tree is also long living and very durable and will be around for many years to come so that you can enjoy it. It is a very common variety and will grow relatively quickly. Try one of these fast growing trees, or research for another one to add to your landscape or garden area this spring.
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