Flowering Trees Add Beauty to Your Yard
After a long winter of monochromatic dullness, spring bursts onto the scene with a palate of beautiful colors. Tulips, daffodils, and crocuses are among the first bearers of spring color. Flowering trees also adds color to your yard during the spring and summer. Keep reading to learn more about these pretty trees and the care that they require.
Flowering Trees for Central Indiana
If you want to add color to your landscape, flowering trees are a good way to do it. There are a variety of flowering trees in different colors and of different sizes and shapes. Each tree offers a different type of flower so you’ll want to view them in full bloom to pick just the right one. Some good choices for flowering trees in Indiana include:
- Tuliptree – A large tree reaching as tall as 150 feet tall, the tuliptree produces yellowish green blooms from May through mid-June.
- Dogwood – With blooms of white or pink that appear in the spring, dogwoods reach heights of 20 feet.
- Crabapple – Spring-flowering crabapples are available in a variety of colors but also produce messy fruit later in the year.
- Flowering Cherry – There are several varieties of flowering cherry trees (with a range of sizes and a variety of colors) that do well in Indiana.
- Lilac – One of the first trees to bloom in the spring, lilacs bring both color and fragrance to your yard.
- Viburnum (Blackhaw) – Viburnum trees grow to about 15 feet tall and shows off its clusters of white flowers in early May.
Special Care for Flowering Trees
Caring for flowering trees is not much different than caring for other trees. Many of the same principles apply. However, ignoring the necessary tree care tasks may have more visible results in flowering trees. Failure to provide adequate water and fertilizer to flowering trees may lead to a decrease in flowers. One area of tree care that is different for flowering trees is pruning. Because flowers set in the fall for spring-flowering trees, pruning should be done immediately after bloom in the spring. Summer-blooming trees, on the other hand, can be pruned in the late winter or very early spring.
If you are thinking of planting a flowering tree, Ping’s can help. Our arborists can help you choose a good tree for the conditions in your yard. We also understand the best techniques for planting a tree as well as caring for the trees you have. Protect the beauty that flowering trees bring to your yard with top-notch care from Ping’s.