Blooming trees are an ideal way to get color and texture throughout your landscape. If you want specific bloom types then you’ll need to know which trees will give you those results. Trees with blooms that look like carnations, for example, can help complement other flowers that look like carnations, and a couple of the choices can even yield delicious fruit later in the season.
The Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, is a deciduous tree with a moderate growth rate. It gets 15 to 25 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide. Leaves are 2 to 5 inches long and turn red in the fall, and flowers are white and bloom in May. Plant this one in sun to partial shade in moist and well drained soil. Grow in USDA hardiness zones of 5 and 6.
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, is a deciduous tree with a mid to fast growth rate. It is also known as shrub althea and it will get 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide. Leaves are dark green and 2 to 4 inches long that will get yellow in the fall season. Flowers are 2 to 4 inches long and bloom summer to fall. Flower colors will be purple, violet, white or red. Plant this one in sun to partial shade conditions with well-drained, moist soils. Grow in USDA hardiness zones of 5 to 8. It will be pollution and drought tolerant.
Peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree with a fast growth rate. It gets 15 to 25 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide with an open growth form. Leaves are simple in form and 2 to 4 inches in length. Flowers are blooming in the summer and will be red, pink, or white. Plant this one in sun with well drained soil that is moist. It is grown in USDA hardiness zones of 5 to 9.
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