10 Stunning Flowering Trees For Your Backyard
Seven-son flower is a small tree to large shrub. This unusual member of the honeysuckle family is not a vine but a handsome vase-shaped woody plant and one that is relatively unknown to most gardeners. During the growing season, Seven-Son flower is covered with 4-6 inch long thick, glossy leaves.
Most people never forget the first time they see a redbud tree in full bloom. Clusters of tiny magenta buds swell into showy rosy pink flowers in early spring before the leaves appear, with the long-lasting blossoms putting on a show for two to three weeks.
Japanese snowbell tree is e prized for its graceful spreading canopy and waxy white or pink bell-shape spring flowers. But this small deciduous tree also has a showy trunk and branch structures, dark green foliage through summer, and gray fruit (drupes) from late summer through late fall. It makes it a wonderful addition to a patio garden or landscape bed.
Crape myrtle (or crepe myrtle) trees provide year-round interest and color with their showy summer blooms, colorful fall foliage and attractive winter bark. They are available in several sizes from 2-foot shrubby dwarf varieties to towering trees, offer many colors from white to shades of deep red and purple, and can be grown as single or multi-trunk specimens.
his tree’s name certainly gives you clues to its attributes. It prefers full sun conditions and is extremely drought-tolerant. And while the desert-willow is not actually related to the willow, the tree does resemble it in appearance.
Silver Paso’ Texas Mountain Laurel
The colors are just dreamy. Growing tips: Planting in quick-draining soil in an area with full sun exposure. She adds that it’s a slow-growing tree and generally reaches 15 feet in desert gardens
Wolf Eyes’ Kousa Dogwood
A beautiful small tree with eye-catching, wavy, gray-green leaves accented with ivory margins. Fall foliage has a sensational reddish pink coloring. Showy, creamy white flower-like bracts are followed by bright red ornamental fruit. With age, the upright form develops horizontal spreading branches, and the bark develops more colorful mottling.
Apple serviceberry is a wonderful four-season tree with white flowers in the spring, blue-green leaves that turn red in the fall, blue-black edible berries, and smooth silver-gray bark. Excellent for a woodland garden, naturalized setting, or as a specimen plant in a garden.
Discovered in the wild along Georgia’s Altamaha River in 1765 by botanists John and William Bartram, this beautiful landscape tree is considered extinct in the wild. The Bartrams named the plant in honor of their friend Benjamin Franklin.