Many gardeners decide to use early spring blooming trees to add splashes of colors to their gardens. Some use a mixture of early blooming trees and late blooming trees to add color throughout the growing seasons. After a long winter, many people are excited to see the first buds arrive as this is an indication that spring is on the way.
The serviceberry is a small tree that averages between 15 to 25 feet tall. These trees are ideal for shaded areas or planted under larger trees. The serviceberry not only offers a beautiful white flower, it also produces a pretty blue berry that is edible. The serviceberry tree is hardy from zones 3 to 8.
Washington Hawthorne Tree
The Washington hawthorne grows to 25 to 30 feet. These trees are ideal for full sun. The Washington hawthorne gives off a small, white flower and a glossy, bright red fruit. The Washington hawthorne is hardy from zones 4 to 8.
Eastern Redbud Tree
The eastern redbud is also known as the red bud tree or the Judas tree. The eastern redbud grows to an average of 20 to 30 feet. These trees are ideal for full sun or partial sun and give off a beautiful rosy-pink to purple flower. The seed pods that form on the tree attract all types of wildlife. The eastern redbud is hardy from zones 4 to 9.
The crabapple tree will give a gardener many options with its variety of color choices, ranging from purple to white, pink and red. The crabapple tree also provides a purple-red fruit or an edible dark red berry. Depending on the type of crabapple tree, they are hardy from zones 3 to 9.
Japanese Flowering Dogwood Tree
The Japanese flowering dogwood is also known as the kousa dogwood tree. Blooming later then its cousin, the flowering dogwood tree, the kousa dogwood offers a softer, white star-shaped flower. The Japanese flowering dogwood also provides a red fruit that closely resembles a larger round raspberry. The Japanese flowering dogwood is hardy from zones 5 to 9.
Flowering Dogwood Tree
The flowering dogwood gives off pretty blooms in either white or pink. The flowering dogwood shares its beautiful white or pink blooms in the spring and provides vibrant red fruits in the early fall. The flowering dogwood tree grows to a height of 15 feet and enjoys sun to partial shade. Flowering dogwoods are hardy through zones 5 to 9.
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