Flowering Trees

flowering treesIf you’re looking for some new landscaping ideas this year, you might want to look into adding some flowering trees to your yard. They blossom like flowers but don’t require as much work on your part because, well, they’re trees.

Hope Timber Garden Center in Newark Ohio has plenty for you to choose from, so come check them out today!

Why Choose Flowering Trees?

Flowering trees allow you to transform the look and feel of your garden or landscape without a lot of work. In addition to their beauty, they smell absolutely amazing when they bloom. Flowering trees come in a variety of vibrant colors, depending on which type you get and can help attract birds and butterflies to your landscape. They are also good for privacy between your yard and the neighbor’s, and let’s face it, flowering trees are a lot nicer to look at than a wooden fence.

Another bonus is that the leaves turn beautiful different shades during the fall, and the shape of flowering trees makes for some stunning winter scenery. If you would like to see a list of the flowering trees that grow well in Ohio (zone 6), Fast-Growing-Trees sorts them for you.

Beautiful Colors

Flowering trees come in a multitude of colors. If you like yellow, try planting some Sassafras; for white, go with a Fringe Tree, White Dogwood, Sweetbay Magnolia, or an American Yellowwood; or try some Redbuds, Flowering Dogwoods, Flowering Crabapples, Chaste Trees, Crape Myrtles, or Seven-Son Flowers for varying shades of pink and purple. Any mixture of these will add instant liveliness to your landscaping.

For more information on any of these flowering trees and expert tips and tricks, visit Rodale’s Organic Life.

Beautiful Scenery

The Arbor Day Foundation provides wonderful descriptions for each of their flowering trees. Some of the ones that grow well in Ohio include:

  • tree-iconEastern Redbud – Rosy pink blossoms, leaves change from reddish-brown to dark green to yellow, grows 20’-30’ tall with 25’-35’ spread
  • tree-iconJapanese Flowering Cherry – Fragrant white-pink flowers, oriental branching pattern, deer-resistant, grows 40’-50’ high
  • tree-iconPrairifire Flowering Crabapple – Bright red flowers, hardy tree, showy fall foliage, young maroon leaves turn to mature green leaves, animal-friendly fruit, grows 15’-20’ tall with 15’ spread
  • tree-iconRed Dogwood – Red flowers in spring, reddish-purple in fall, red berries attract birds, 25’ tall with 25’ spread
  • tree-iconSaucer Magnolia – Large saucer-shaped flowers, pinkish-purple on the outside & white on the inside, grows 20’-30’ tall with 25’ spread

If you want a good reason to get outside and walk around your yard, plant some gorgeous flowering trees in it – it’ll be hard to resist the urge after that.

Flowering Trees – Hope Timber Garden Center | Newark OH
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