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Flowering Trees to Brighten Up our Neighborhood

Posted by Felipe Benavides on 2/22/2018

spring_flowering_treesThe sight of flowering trees in a yard can brighten up any neighborhood, and add plenty of curb appeal along the way. Flowering trees can give height and scale to our landscape, and have the bonus of blooms, many of which have a magical fragrance that can fill the air with a sweet aroma. Take a moment to enjoy our surroundings – spring is here!

We can create an explosion of colors by mixing several bloomers. Spring is also the time when our yards are brimming with the beautiful sight of hummingbirds and butterflies cavorting in the garden. Below is a flowering trees list that can add a firework show of early spring colors to our yard! Visit your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location and see these popular flowering trees for yourself!


flowering_pearFlowering Pear (Pyrus calleryana): Considered to be the first blooming tree of the year! When in bloom, you cannot help but enjoy the sight of the snow-white flower blossoms covering the tree. They are deciduous and are profuse bloomers in early springtime. These are excellent lawn and shade trees featuring attractive, oval-shaped leaves that can create the right amount of shade. We like to plant them with shrub roses to create a stunning display of landscape color. Flowering Pear thrives in a spot with full sun exposure. Click here to read more about Flowering Pear!


hong_kong_orchidHong Kong Orchid (Bauhinia blakeana): Many people consider these to be one of the most beautiful trees you can find, and thanks to their deep-rose red, orchid-shaped blooms, it is hard to argue. As a bonus, the flowers are sterile, so they produce no seedpods, unlike the Purple Orchid tree! We love to use these exceptionally long bloomers as a focal point or as the centerpiece in a collection of shrubs. They are the perfect addition to any Asian/Zen-inspired garden or in any tropical landscape. You can also use them as a shade tree that can add vibrant color to your yard. They are sure to attract hummingbirds and all the right attention no matter how you choose to use them in your landscape. Click here to read more about Hong Kong Orchid!


jacaranda_bloomsJacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia): This stunning specimen tree blooms large clusters of showy lavender-blue flowers that can brighten the look of any landscape, and attract hummingbirds along the way. In addition to the show-stopping flowers is the soft, feathery, bright-green, fern-like foliage that makes it an ideal tree for adding curb appeal to any front-yard. We also love to use these sub-tropical trees to add filtered shade to patios, decks, and courtyards. Jacaranda thrives in a spot with plenty of full sun exposure, and they are waterwise too so that they are ideal lawn specimens. Click here to read more about Jacaranda!


purple_leaf_plum_flowersPlum Trees (Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa', Prunus cerasifera): ‘Santa Rosa’ stone fruit trees not only produce one of the juiciest, tangiest, and most flavorful fruits you can find, they can also bloom a showy springtime display of white flowers before the abundant summertime harvest of dark crimson fruit! Santa Rosa Plum trees thrive in a spot with full sun exposure, and we like to use them as a lovely border tree or as an accent in any garden. These are perfect trees for small spaces, excellent for an edible garden, and ideal for use in a sustainable landscape. Moon Valley Nurseries sells low-chill variety stone fruit trees so that they will have good fruit production in our climate. The Purple Leaf Plum, Prunus cerasifera, is an ornamental and an early springtime bloomer that can produce puffy pink flowers! The colors do not end there. In fact, you can enjoy year-round color thanks to the vibrant purple leaves that are sure to make a significant impact on any landscape! Click here to read more about Santa Rosa Plum! Click here to read more about Purple Leaf Plum!


oleander_flowersOleander Tree (Nerium oleander): We like to use these extremely drought-tolerant beauties as an evergreen hedge or tree that can add vibrant color and privacy to any size yard. Colorful, fragrant flowers can be white, red, or pink, arriving in the spring and lasting into fall or longer. In fact, these small-sized trees can bloom most of the year. Hummingbirds are attracted to the aromatic flowers, and these versatile trees can grow from the desert to the coast! Their dark green, leathery, semi-glossy leaves are narrow and add to the year-round interest these trees provide. Click here to read more about Oleander!


desert_museum_palo_verde_bloomMuseum Palo Verde (Cercidium-parkinsonia hybrid): These gorgeous trees can produce a dazzling display of color thanks to their thornless green trunks and large yellow blossoms that appear in spring. With their multi-trunked, sculptural shape, it is easy to see how they resemble their namesake. They are also fast-growing trees that can bring the right amount of shade to your landscape. Homeowners looking for a low maintenance tree that is ideal for a waterwise landscape will find much to love about the Museum Palo Verde! Click here to read more about Museum Palo Verde! 


bottlebrush_bloomLemon Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus): These heat-loving evergreens produce the beautiful red tropical bottlebrush-like blooms that create a stunning contrast with its green foliage. The bright red flowers are fragrant with a pleasing lemony scent that attracts hummingbirds too. We like to use them as a colorful shade tree for gardens or as an attractive privacy screen that can block out unwanted views. Callistemon citrinus is an excellent choice for adding color to a variety of landscapes; they love the heat, are cold hardy, and are drought tolerant once established! Click here to read more about Lemon Bottlebrush!

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Moon Valley Nurseries makes it easy to add vibrant color and value to your yard. We not only offer custom-grown trees, but we also guarantee every tree we plant for you. To make things even better, we provide free professional planting on all specimen sized trees!

Topics: gardening, Flowering Trees

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