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Flowering Trees: Our Top Picks for May

May is finally here! And it's true what they say about April showers making May flowers - we've had plenty of rain, and now we're enjoying a ton of vibrant blooms. So, what better way to celebrate the start of the new month than highlighting our favorite Flowering Trees?

May is finally here! And it's true what they say about April showers making May flowers - we've had plenty of rain, and now we're enjoying a ton of vibrant blooms. So, what better way to celebrate the start of the new month than highlighting our favorite Flowering Trees?

We talked about Flowering Cherries, and their beauty and benefits, recently. But there are a ton of other colorful picks, with fullness and voluminous blooms, that we love. See our top 4 picks for effortlessly elegant style below!

1. Pink Weeping Cherry

The classic Cherry you love, redefined. Pink blooms emerge each spring on the instantly iconic Pink Weeping Cherry Tree and provide an explosion of color through the summer. This fast-growing favorite features branches that grow upright and then gracefully cascade, just like a Weeping Willow. Even better? It fits right into small spaces and thrives without much effort on your part. 

Weeping Cherry Trees

And the eye-catching pink blossoms during the spring and summer give way to yellow blooms in the fall for fresh visuals that come full circle. Basically, your tree will be one of the brightest on the block, with season-to-season beauty that's second to none.

2. Magnolia Butterfly Tree

Aptly named for its bright, gracefully-shaped blossoms, the Magnolia Butterfly Tree boasts flower petals that point upwards, giving them the look of butterfly wings. Each flower looks like an elegant butterfly perching on top of each branch, providing a one-of-a-kind show.

And while most magnolia blossoms are white or pink, the Butterfly Magnolia offers unique bright yellow that your friends and neighbors have most likely never seen before. Plus, not only is it the most lovely tree on the block, but it's also one of the easiest since it grows, blooms and thrives effortlessly.

3. KV Flowering Plum

The Krauter Vesuvius Plum, or the ‘KV Plum’, offers multiple seasons of head-turning color: Pretty blooms plus tons of delicious cherry plums set KV apart, so it's truly in a league of its own when it comes to Flowering Trees.

Flowering Plum

In the spring, Krauter Vesuvius' leaves emerge a unique shade of dark purple, transitioning to hundreds of soft pink blossoms all over the canopy. So, crisp and contrasting colors are a given when it comes to this seasonal staple. And in the fall, bright red plums about the size of cherries brighten up your garden even more.

4. Knock Out® Rose Tree

We can't talk about Flowering Trees without mentioning the ever-popular Knock Out® Roses. And now, since they grow in tree form, they really set the standard for bloom color, size, and adaptability.

Our Knock Out® Rose Tree has raised the bar for disease resistance and is one of the most carefree picks on the market. Hardy and reliable, this tree blooms from early spring to the first frost...meaning the most gorgeous fluorescent blooms for months.

But the best part is that this self-cleaning rose tree requires no deadheading. Other roses require you to prune off the dead blooms...these blooms simply fall off, doing the work for you.

Knock Out Rose Trees

But no matter which of our Flowering Trees you choose, you'll be well on your way to luxuriance. With our top 4 favorites, your landscape is just a click away from vivid vibrancy and fresh volume. Check out more here!