Flowering Trees for Your Backyard

Flowering trees just might be the best of both worlds! You get the height and size of a tree, plus the beauty of blooms and sometimes even sweet aromas. Check out our nine favorites and get tree growing tips for your yard.

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida • Zones 5 to 8

The flowering dogwood could have inspired the phrase “a breath of spring.” Though its true flowers are small and green, its surrounding colorful bracts put on a glorious show. To avoid pests and disease, plant dogwood in areas where the foliage can dry well after exposure to dew or rain.

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  1. Mary Polansky says

    I have two Natchez crape myrtles that are about 20 feet tall. Everyone calls them bridal bouquets when they bloom. They started out as spindly 2′ ones which we rescued.

  2. mamie says

    Awesome! We have lived in a rental in northern IN for two years come June, and we have a spring-blooming redbud that I never knew was a redbud until I saw this Google+ post! Now it makes sense that my favorite tavern/restaurant in the area is on Redbud Trail :) when in bloom, it really brings summer into view. The tree…not the tavern!

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