Nothing says spring quite like the sight and scent of a flowering tree in your yard. From magnolias, to crabapples to
plums, their early blossoms shout “spring is here!” The beauty that they bring is like nothing else in your yard, and
often they are the showpiece and star of your landscaping.
Here are 9 of of favorites that are sure to look stunning in your landscape.
With a vibrant show of pink to red flowers in spring, this tree is sure to catch the eye. After flowering, a beautiful wine red
foliage emerges and adds interest throughout the summer. This is a very resistant tree, both to disease and drought, and
in fall, it rewards with stunning red-orange leaves. It stays compact and works well in tight areas.
Stunning deep pink to red flowers in spring cover the Prairifire Crabapple. Later, small crabapples develop. This is the
perfect tree for bird lovers. The crabapples persist into fall, without dropping or creating a mess, and attract an
array of different bird. Compact, this tree will reach heights of only 15 feet.
One of the most popular trees the past few years, and for good reason! This tree gets loaded with huge white flowers in
summer that last all the way into fall. Compact, this tree will only reach heights of 6′ to 7′ tall and is the perfect ornamental
piece in a garden. Limelight Hydrangea trees will thrive in tough to grow shade areas as well!
Like the Limelight Hydrangea tree, the Pinky Winky Hydrangea produces loads of flowers in summer that persist well
into fall. The blooms start white, and as the season progresses, the base of the flower turns pink, creating a show-
stopping two-tone flower. The blooms are massive and can reach lengths of 16″! Unlike other hydrangeas, Pinky
Winky’s can grow in full sun.
Pale pink buds in spring turn into a beautiful bouquet of fragrant pure-white flowers. The Sugar Tyme™ Crabapple
features slender, deep green leaves throughout the year that turn golden in fall. Another favorite of our feathered
friends, the tree produces bright red fruit that persists throughout the winter. Reaches heights of 15′ to 20′ tall.
In early spring, The Mt. St. Helens Plum becomes covered in a blanket of fragrant light pink flowers. Later,
attractive deep purple foliage emerges, making this the perfect tree on the corner of a front yard foundation
A long-time favorite, this tree will stun in a number of different locations. Magenta buds in spring lead to a
gorgeous, flowing profusion of pink flowers, followed by dense green foliage in a weeping form. Slow-growing,
this tree is easy to maintain.
Red buds in spring develop into true pink flowers, creating a weeping, cascading flow of blooms. Great for informal
and naturalistic plantings, the Louisa Crabapple will grow to a broad head, while staying only 12′ to 15′ tall. Disease and
Japanese Beatle resistant, this tree is sure to thrive.
Dark reddish purple blooms arrive two to three weeks later than most magnolias, often avoiding spring frosts. This
tree blooms profusely and blooms can reach 8 to 10 inches in size! Strong-limbed, it grows in an upright position
and can help fill larger spaces.