There’s nothing quite like an early burst of floral color to make you realize that spring is in the air, and when this is combined with a refreshing fragrance you’ll also start to feel spring in your step. Early flowering trees will not only add color and beauty to your garden, they will help you brush away the winter blues. Here are Fast Growing Tree’s Nursery’s top five spring-flowering trees.
Pink Weeping Cherry
You can't go wrong with the Weeping Cherry its beautiful white blossoms and trailing branches add grace and class to any landscape. Don't be fooled by its delicate appearance, this tree is hardy through zones 5 – 9 and adapts to many soil types, which means you can enjoy its beauty without having to work hard for it. It grows 1-2 feet each year and reaches mature heights of 20-30 feet.
The Kwanzan cherry is the hardiest of all the cherry trees. It will feel quite at home in zones 5 – 9 and will adapt to all soil types. This fast growing tree will grow between 1 and 2 feet each year, reaching heights of 30 – 40 feet in full maturity. This is a beautiful, fragrant shade tree. Its frothy, pink flowers abound in compact clusters that resemble carnations.
If you are looking for a combination of dazzling color, elegant beauty and no maintenance, you've found it right here. The Gingko will add vibrant golden color to your landscape even in colder climates. This tree is hardy in zones 3-9 and will grow around 1 foot each year, reaching up to 70 feet in full maturity. Also known as the Maidenhair Tree, the Gingko is the oldest known living species of tree.
You know that winter is over when the dogwood blooms. This tree has delicate pink flowers and a sweet fragrance. It grows between 1-2 feet each year and will soon reach height of 15-25 feet. It is a low maintenance tree that is drought tolerant and is hardy in zones 7-9. The flowers' color deepens as the tree matures so each season you will have a different shade. In fall the tree's leaves will set your landscape on fire with their crimson color.
Add some early spring color to your zone 6-9 landscape with this beautiful deep pink flowering tree. This redbud can't wait to blossom and shortly behind the blooms come the glossy, green leaves. The tree is drought tolerant and developed deep roots, making it resistant to damage from storms and wind.