Flowering Trees in Ontario

Ontario is a province that is located in the central part of Canada. It is situated to the north of the Great Lakes. The climate in Ontario varies depending on the region. The average summers are hot and humid and are around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The average winter temperature is around 20 degrees F. Ontario provides an excellent climate for many species of flowering trees.

Hawthorns

Hawthorns are a flowering tree that is a member of the rose family. It is native to North America, Asia and Europe. The shrub can grow up to 45 feet tall and has smooth bark and thorny branches. The flowers bloom in the spring are white in color. It prefers full sun an well-drained soils. It is susceptible to many different pests and diseases so it must be sprayed with one or two different sprays in order to be protected.

Redbud

The eastern redbud is a large, deciduous tree that is native to eastern North America and Ontario. It grows up to 30 feet tall with a 35-foot spread. The trunk is often short and twisted with spreading branches. The redbud blooms from March to May and prefers moist soils and full sun. The blooms are showy and range in color from light to dark pink.

Wild Cherry

The wild cherry is also referred to as the sweet cherry. It is native to Europe, Northwest Africa, Western Asia and Ontario. All parts of the plant, including the fruit, are slightly toxic. It is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 100 feet tall. The bark is smooth and purple in color and the leaves are long and serrated. The wild cherry blooms in early spring with pink to purple color flowers. The trees prefer moist soils and full sun.

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Melanie Hammontree is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists and has been writing since 2004. Works include publications with "Hall County Crime Examiner," "Player's Press" and "The Gainesville Times." Hammontree has a Master of Business and is working on a Master of Journalism from the University of Tennessee.