Trees are an essential part of our environment. They range in size, shape and even color. Some trees have leaves and some have fruits. Some of the most beautiful trees, though, have flowers. Flowing trees offer the best of both worlds. They give the shade and prominence of a tree, and the beauty and delicate aura of a flower. There are a number of flowering trees that would make great additions to any outdoor space.
The flowers of these trees come in both purple and white. The smaller trees grow up to 10 feet tall with a spread of about 6 to 10 feet wide, and can reach up to 30 feet tall. Lilac trees like a lot of direct sun light, warmth and water, but many are winter tolerant, too. Though these trees can all be used as focal ornaments, they can be planted and pruned to grow a nice thick hedge.
Flowering Fruit Trees
Of course fruit bearing trees also flower, and these flowers are what become fruit. There are a number of flowering fruit trees that are beautiful before the fruit bearing stages such as the cherry, pear, apple and plum trees. However, many of these flowering fruit trees have also been cultivated to be strictly ornamental and do well in temperate zones within the Northern Hemisphere. Washington, D.C. is known for the flowering cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin next to the Jefferson Memorial. Each late March to early April the Cherry Blossoms bloom to kick off the spring season.
Crape Myrtle Trees
There are a number of flowering crape myrtle varieties. These gorgeous trees bloom bright fluffy clumps of flowers that generally last from spring until fall. They are tough trees, and are able to withstand tough drought conditions. They are also fairly pest and disease resistant.
These trees have blooms that are large and strong with big individual flowers. These trees are really tough and require little more than some moderate watering and an occasional feeding. They are extremely tolerant of winter conditions. In fact, in some of the more southern regions they may even show signs of growth during the middle of winter.
Dogwood trees are another beautiful choice for a flowering tree. If you are looking for a tree to put you in the mood for spring this might be just the option for you, as they are typically one of the first trees to bloom. These trees look beautiful year round, however, there is no denying just how beautiful they are during the height of spring. Dogwoods are pretty easy to take care of and fairly easy to grow. They are drought resistant and a great source of food for song birds during the cold season.
Be sure to choose a tree that will flourish in your geographic area. Whichever type you choose, flowering trees will make lovely additions to your space.
Stewart Scott is a certified arborist and is the owner of Cevet Tree Care , where he offers the best tree service Columbia MO has to offer. Cevet has provided tree trimming and other tree care services to mid-Missouri for almost 20 years.