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7 Ways to Grow Flowers

 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 I've 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. 


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 yard's 

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 winter's 

barrenness, they desert us too quickly!