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Five Flowering Trees – Put a Splash of Colour on Your Lawn

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.

Flowering Dogwood

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.

Flowering Crabapple

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.

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Witch Hazel

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.

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Ornamental Cherry

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.

If you are looking for more gardening content you can find it here: Great Gardening Ideas and next fall when you need to winterize you should come back to read this: Winterize Your Garden And if you are in London, don’t forget to mark this date on your calendar: April 15 to 17th is London Spring Home and Garden Show at Metroland Media Agriplex in London. There will be some great gardening workshops and experts on hand there.

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  • marthalynn

    I love the idea of adding flowering trees to our landscape! I had never considered Witch Hazel as an option. I wonder how well it would grow in zone 7? Thanks for the inspiration, I’m going to check it out now!

  • Laurajj

    Oh I really love the flowering trees. They add so much color to your yard. I think my favorite is the flowering dogwood!

  • clojo9372

    My grandparents neighbor has a flowering dogwood and I always felt that it beautified the neighborhood in many ways. I don’t like spring to be honest (mostly because of bugs and allergies) but I love all the trees that blossom with beautiful flowers. 🙂

  • Kathleen Kelly

    We live in the city and I would love to plant more trees, we can’t get them past the seedling stage because we have deer that love to eat the trees…so we stick with evergreens. Thanks for sharing!

  • Linda Manns Linneman

    We could use some color in our yard. I will have to see if these will grow in our area. I know Magnolias will. Thank you for sharing

  • Sue M.

    I live in an apartment so don’t have a lawn, but I do love flowering trees and would definitely have one for my yard if I did own a home!

  • Angela Cunningham

    We have a beautiful decorative flowering crab apple that actually survived damage from a down burst.Witch Hazel sounds like a later bloomer that I’d like to add 🙂

  • Diana Vuong

    During the spring time, I like to see the plants blossom with flowers, especially the ones that have a fragrance.


    The Flowering Dogwood & Cherry Trees are in full bloom in Indiana right now. So pretty!!!

  • Amy Green

    I love the ornamental cherry trees. They are so elegant. My family and I used to live in D.C., so I miss getting to see them on a regular basis.

  • Punveer singh Dang

    I used to watch this tree throughout the year , it shed it, leaves grew them back n I then bore nice flowers

  • Lauryn R

    Adding color to your yard sounds like a great and beautiful idea! I will never forget my childhood yard in the country, we had trees of every color and a beautiful garden! One day I hope to create a yard like this again. 🙂

  • Pamela James

    If you join & pay a $10 membership fee you get 10 trees from Arbor day Foundation. Either flowering or oak etc. We got 3 dogwoods, hawthornes, redbuds. Not sure if it was just for Earth day or just for joining in 2016.

  • Becky Richardson

    We have dogwoods in our yard and wish we had more room to plant to trees mentioned above.

  • gloria patterson

    The only thing I miss moving from my home to a apartment is my yard.. Loved my garden, flower beds and flowering trees. I had several that are listed here but also had 2 tulip trees that were always full of blooms.

  • Sue E

    I LOVE all the flowering trees!! They add a splash of color to any area! I am happy that I read this article, because we have some rough winters. I will need a tree that survives the cold like the Flowering Dogwood & the Witch Hazel shrub. Thanks for sharing this info!!

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    Im from US not canada but i do love these trees and shrubs. Dogwood and crabapple are beautiful. White and colored flowers are gorgeous. I do like which hazel mainly for health benefits.