Top Flowering Trees People Plant?

Top Flowering Trees People Plant?

Posted by Tammy Sons on Dec 15, 2022

Top Flowering Trees Homeowner's Desire Most

Homeowners often search for the perfect addition to their lawn when they have a new house built, are moving to a house new to them, or want to have a more excellent landscape design for their home. Often, a homeowner will want at least one flowering tree for interest in their design.

Pink Flowering Dogwood — Green Acres Nursery & Supply

Wild Plum Tree

The botanical name for a wild plum tree is Prunus americana, and it is often called by different names, such as the American plum or Marshall's yellow sweet plum. This tree is a small single-trunk tree that one can trim with multi-stems to be a shrub. It grows about 10 to 20 feet tall and has a broad spreading crown. It grows well in all soil types, from full sun to partial shade. It sprouts delicate white blooms in early spring with a yellow center that turns into edible fruit by late summer or early fall. The fruit is often used to make jellies and jams, eaten fresh or dried to eat as a prune. The wild plum tree attracts pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, to the blooms, and a large crown is an excellent place for birds to make a nest.

Tulip Tree

The tulip tree or Liriodendron tulipifera is also called a tulip poplar, a yellow poplar. It has tulip-shaped flowers that are pretty large and showy in a goblet shape. The blooms are orange, yellow, and greenish, appearing in the last spring after the dark green leaves have sprouted. The leaves are cone-like clusters that sit upright on the tree branches. The yellow-golden color makes this tree very noticeable in the fall, as the blooms are long-lasting. It is a deciduous tree and loses its leaves in the fall. It would help if you had a lot of room for this large tree, as it can grow from 70 to 90 feet tall. The tulip tree attracts pollinators, sapsuckers, songbirds, and small mammals. The tulip tree is highly susceptible to ice damage.

Flowering Dogwood Trees

The dogwood tree belongs to the genus Cornus and has 50 different species. Dogwood trees may vary from deciduous shrubs to evergreen trees. The flowering dogwood has light yellow to white blooms that cover the tree prolifically in spring. Other species may have yellowish-green blooms and produce a fruit that turns black when it's ripe. In arid and semi-arid climates, the dogwood will only grow well if you give it extra water and irrigation. It also won't grow well in an area that stays saturated. A homeowner's landscape is the perfect place for flowering dogwood, so you can rinse it as needed along with your lawn. Depending on the exact species of dogwood you purchase, it can be a short and stout bush or a 25-foot tall tree. The trees grow at a medium rate, between 13 and 24 inches per year. A mature dogwood with plenty of room to grow can reach up to 40 feet in height.