A wide variety of colors, deeply-hued foliage and growth, from spring to summer and beyond. Flowering Trees can be planted in your garden, backyard, or even in a container for your patio or indoor spaces. Whether you choose the iconic Crape Myrtle or a classic Dogwood, you'll have the perfect Flowering Tree for your homescape.
How and When to Plant Flowering Trees
Though specific directions will depend on the Flowering Trees you purchase, knowing your growing zone is an important first step. After you’ve determined your zone, keep sunlight and watering needs in mind for your Flowering Trees and Ornamental Trees.
We generally recommend planting in early spring or fall, before or after the threat of frost. As long as the ground is not frozen and temperature extremes are at bay, you're good to go on planting.
From there, planting is generally the same across all flowering varieties. Find an area with well-drained soil, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the tree’s root ball (along with a bit of extra width for growing space), place your tree and backfill the hole. Finally, water to settle the soil and mulch to conserve moisture in the area.
When to Prune Flowering Trees
A Few Pruning Tips
One of the most-asked questions when it comes to Flowering Trees: When do I prune? Luckily, the pruning process is super simple. For Flowering Trees that bloom in spring, be sure to prune when their flowers fade. Those that flower in summer should be pruned in winter or early spring for best results.
When you go to prune, simply ensure you make your cuts at a 45-degree angle and use clean, sterilized pruning shears. Remove dead, diseased or damaged branches and any suckers growing lower on the trunk. Generally, you want to ensure sunlight penetrates the canopy of your tree after pruning.