Plant in the Spring for Beautiful Red Flowers all Summer
Flowering trees are one of the best signs that the spring season is here. Fortunately for us, our climate allows us to plant a wide range of flowering trees from all over the United States and the world that produce purple, white, yellow, red, and pink flowers not just in the spring but in the summer as well.
Be sure to check out our other blog posts to learn more about other flowering trees for the Southwest.
The Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) is our favorite, and the #1 selling flowering tree at Moon Valley Nurseries due to its ability to offer something for every season. The spring season is when this tree really shines with its large clusters of flowers (think football size) that cover the entire tree. The blooms are long and can last until late summer. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer this tree as a single-trunk or multi-trunk. Also, the Crape Myrtle trees grown at Moon Valley Nurseries are superior thanks to mildew resistance, which you will not find anywhere else. Back to the "something for every season," the Crape Myrtle can also be used as a shade tree in the summer, and in the fall, the foliage turns a showy bright orange. When it comes to a 'wow' factor in your landscape, this is the tree for you.
Named for its bright crimson Bottlebrush shaped flowers, the Bottlebrush tree (Callistemon citrinus) is a perfect fit for our region. Two aspects make the Bottlebrush a fantastic choice. It's the ability to create a massive amount of year-round shade because it's an evergreen and its red flowers that have a lemony scent to them. Pollinators, especially butterflies and hummingbirds, love this tree. Now, don't let the graceful appearance of this tree throw you off. The Bottlebrush is one of the hardiest trees around. It is drought-tolerant and can handle both cold and heat. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer this variety in tree form or as a shrub for a colorful privacy wall.
These trees love the hot summer months, which makes them an ideal flowering tree for your landscape. The Oleander, Nerium oleander) displays a long-lasting bloom that comes in clumps of red, white, and pink. The flowers are vibrant and may extend into the wilder winter months. Ideally planted in groups or rows, the Oleander is an excellent tree for our customers who are seeking privacy hedges, area screens, and property borders because of the tree's ability to keep a thick coat of dark green leaves throughout the year. We offer tree and shrubs versions of the Oleander at Moon Valley Nurseries.
Find the Best Trees for Your Area
If you have any questions about these red flowering trees or want to learn about more flowering options, visit your nearest nursery today or schedule a consultation for your next design! Our nursery pros can help you find the right trees for your yard and your dreams.