Flowering trees are beautiful. They can add a pop of colour and a three dimensional beauty to any yard. The problem with landscaping with flowering trees, however, is the sheer number of trees to choose from. Today, let’s take a look at a few of the trees that can add beauty to lawns in Canada and the U.S.
5 Flowering Trees – Hardy Beauties for Your Lawn
There are many, many different trees to choose from, but not all trees are created equal. Only some will do well in certain climates, so it’s important to know if a tree can withstand your particular area of North America. Lets take a look at some flowering trees that do well in several climate zones.
The flowering dogwood is an excellent choice for lawns across most of the U.S. and in milder regions of Canada. This tree typically grows to around 25 to 30 feet in height, and produces a trove of white flowers from spring to early summer. Another wonderful feature of this tree is its gnarly growth pattern which creates interest in both warm and cold months.
The flowering crabapple is prized for its profuse blossoms, which can be pink, red, or white. This tree produces so many blossoms, in fact, that often times it looks like a collection of blossoms on a trunk. These trees are very hardy in cold climates and can be grown across most of the U.S. and in southern Canada in zones 4 through 8. Crabapples can grow to 25 feet in height if not pruned back, so they aren’t small trees.
When you think of these flowering trees, you most likely think of the southern United States. However, many varieties can be grown in Canada. There are even some varieties that can thrive as far north as zone 4. These trees have beautiful, large blossoms and their thick, waxy leaves offer interesting texture.
While technically a shrub, witch hazel can grow to be the size of a small tree. These shrubs have unique “squiggly” flowers that bloom in late fall to late winter. These shrubs offer a unique landscaping pop because of their winter flowering. These make fantastic additions to any landscape in eastern Canada from Ontario to Nova Scotia.
These flowering trees make wonderful additions to landscapes across North America. They have beautiful blossoms and are hardy all across North America including many regions of Canada.
Flowering Trees Add Color and Variety to Your Lawn
Flowering trees are a great way to add colour and dimensional interest to your lawn. And remember, just because we live in the Great White North doesn’t mean we can’t have gorgeous plants and trees on our lawns. If you want to add some interest to your lawn, look into these flowering trees. There are many varieties to be found, and there’s bound to be one perfect for you.
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