Names of Flowering Trees & Shrubs Near You
Okame Cherry is the first of the spring trees to bloom. Okame Cherry trees bloom pink flowers and mature at 25′ high and about 18′ wide, with a beautiful cherry colored bark. Other cherry trees that are next in line to bloom during the spring season are the Pink Weeping Cherry trees, followed by the white blooming Weeping Snow Fountains Yoshino Cherry and finally, everyone’s favorite, the Kwanzan Cherry. The pink, double blooming Kwanzan Cherry is best known as the cherry tree blooming in Washington D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Ornamental Pears showcase white blossoms and mature to around 35′ high and 25′ wide.
Magnolias are also a show stopper, with flower colors ranging from pure white to pink to purplish-pink.
Dogwood Trees blossom colors range from white to pinkish red.
Witch-hazel is one of the first bloomers. Its blooms range in color from orange to red to yellow. Witch-hazel will grow from 8′ to 15′ high.
Forsythia is a shrub that tells us that Spring is coming! It has bright yellow flowers, growing between 6-8′ high and wide.
The Burkwood Viburnum has the most fragrant, pinkish-white snowball blossoms reaching 8′ high and wide.
PJM Rhododendron is an early blooming evergreen shrub with pinkish-purple flowers.
Pieris is an evergreen shrub that features white to pink cascading bell-shaped blossoms.
Azaleas, which are a popular shrub for Mother’s Day, are early blooming shrubs with blossoms ranging in color from white, pink, red to lavender.
Tips for Growing Trees With Blooms
Here are a few key steps to take when you are ready to grow a flowering tree or shrub on your own landscape.
- Step One: Dig a hole two times larger than the diameter of soil ball and slightly less than the depth of the root ball.
- Step Two: Prepare planting mixture: 1/3 topsoil and 2/3 Stauffers Premium Planting Mix.
- Step Three: If potted, remove the container. Place plant in the hole with the top of the root ball 1” above or ground level. Fill hole 1/2 full with soil mix, and tamp firmly to prevent air pockets. (If the tree is burlapped, either remove burlap & twine carefully or cut twine and fold down burlap into the hole.) Note: Plastic/Nylon burlap and twine MUST be removed entirely.
- Step Four: Soak thoroughly several times. After water soaks away, finish backfilling to soil level with soil mix. Caution: if the tree is planted deeper than it was growing in the nursery, the death of the tree may result.
- Step Five: Spread a fine layer of mulch around the tree being sure not to pile against the trunk. Create a small basin with mulch around the edge of the hole to retain water.
- Step Six: Fill the basin with water several times, soaking plant thoroughly.
- Step Seven: Apply a root stimulator to the base of the plant as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Apply monthly during the growing season to encourage a healthy deep root system.
A Note About Watering
Water newly installed trees every 4-7 days for the first month, by placing a hose at the base of the plant, letting it trickle slowly until saturated. This is preferable over shallow watering every day. (Be careful of overwatering when planting in heavy clay soils.) Deep roots are developed by deep watering. Continue deep watering every 1-2 weeks, depending on rainfall amounts, for the first year until the ground freezes for the winter. (Remember if a plant looks like it needs water, it is often too late!)
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