Blooming trees can add a dramatic effect to your garden and be a lovely focal point when in bloom. When you are picking a flowering tree consider the colors already in your yard that way they do not clash. There are so many different flowering trees to pick from that attention to detail is important to get the best out of your decision. Following are a few flowering trees and what makes them a good choice for your landscaping project.
The crepe myrtle trees are known for their long lasting and very colorful flowers! The trunk and branches of the crepe myrtle trees are mottled looking because the bark sheds year around. Flowers on the crepe myrtle trees bloom in summer and the colors vary from deep purple to red and white. These trees can reach from one foot up to 100 feet tall. They attract a variety of butterflies as well as birds. Their long bloom season is one reason for their attraction. In certain climates they will bloom for nearly six months. The only real enemies of these trees are aphids and humidity.
The empress paulownia is a deciduous tree that has heart shaped leaves. The blooms on the empress paulownia are purple and are produced in early spring. This tree can survive wild fires because of their root system they regenerate very quickly. The empress paulownia is a wonderful addition to any garden. The trees do not cause soil erosion. They grow up to 30 ft in 2 years! It is an excellent shade tree even in the first growing season. Very tolerable plant for weather extremes! The smell from the tree when in bloom is a beautiful smell to have near your home or clip some flowers and take them into your home!
The kwanzan cherry tree also known as the Japanese Cherry tree is a nice contrast to have if you have a lot of dark background. It is a very light tree and the smells from it when in bloom is absolutely delightful! The kwanzan cherry tree reaches a height of 26 to 39 feet tall. Easily moved if you change your mind on where you originally planted, it requires a site with full sun, loose, well drained soil with plenty of moisture to keep the roots moist.
With all of the above mentioned trees it is very important that you take care of them. They require sun and water and knowing exactly how much of each is a great way to ensure a long life with your tree.