Flowering landscape trees are the crown jewels of the yard.

Perhaps no other plants, individually, can have as great an

impact on how a yard looks in spring. Browse the articles to

which Ive linked below for information on particular varieties

of flowering landscape trees. Pictures are included.

Crape Myrtles: Landscape Trees of the South

A popular choice in flowering landscape trees for Southerners,

crape myrtles have a long blooming period (mid-summer to

fall). The blooming clusters of these flowering landscape trees

come in pink, white, red and lavender. The clusters appear on

the tips of new wood. Northerners can sometimes get away

with treating these flowering landscape trees as perennials

that die back in winter but come back in spring.

Trees

Not all specimens with a weeping habit are flowering

landscape trees, but this article looks at several weeping

varieties that do bloom, headed by four types of cherry.

Saucer Magnolias

The size and shape of the blooms are what suggested the

common name for these flowering landscape trees. Want a

specimen with a brilliant bloom as big as a saucer? Access

information on these beauties here.

Rose of Sharon

Although some people think of it as a landscape “tree”

(because it gets tall and can be pruned so as to have a single

trunk), rose of sharon is, in fact, a flowering shrub. The fact

that it blooms relatively late — and for a long time — makes it

a valuable plant for those looking to distribute their yards

color display throughout the growing season.

Top 10 List of Flowering Landscape Trees and Shrubs for

Spring

This article features information on ten flowering landscape

trees and shrubs that brighten our spring seasons. Included

are redbud, callery pear and crabapple.

Hawthorn: Late-Blooming Landscape Trees

This article offers information on Washington hawthorn trees,

which are perhaps most valued for the time at which they

bloom (late spring to early summer). Many of the popular

flowering specimens bloom earlier in the spring, and while

their blossoms are pleasant sights for eyes sore from winters

barrenness, they desert us too quickly!