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Nothing else boosts the spring vibes quite as flowering trees do. Their fragrant blossoms remind us that spring is just around the corner and embody the beauty itself. Furthermore, flowering trees spruce up the landscape not only in spring but in summer and fall, mesmerizing us with their colorful blooms. Based on these key features, there are different types of flowering trees, but you can still guess the name by relying on the blooming period and flower colors.
Flowering tree identification starts with the season. Knowing when a specific flowering tree blooms can help you narrow down the list of possible options. Read on to find out more about spring, summer, and fall flowering trees and their characteristics.
Spring trees are the most numerous group. Magnolias and Eastern Redbuds Blossom with pink and white flowers even before their leaves appear. Other early-spring varieties include Pinkish-White Cherry blossoms, White Crabapple, Milky White Dogwood, Purple Jacaranda, and Yellow Forsythia. Flowering trees blooming in late spring are Pink and Red Hawthorn, a Golden Chain, and White Pear trees.
If you are looking for summer trees with stunning and unusual flowers, take a look at Chest trees and Crape Myrtle with their blue and purple blooms. Desert Willows will delight your eye with their lilac hanging flowers, too. Plumerias will come in different shades from white to pink, whereas the Japanese Stewartia is known for its cup-shaped white flowers with a golden center.
Finally, if you see a cold-hardy tree bloom in fall, this likely is either a Witch Hazel with its yellow flowers or a Purple Orchid tree with its heart-shaped leaves.
All in all, flowering trees come in all shapes and colors most time of the year; nevertheless, practice makes perfect, and soon you will train your eye to distinguish these dainty trees.
Tulip trees are the easiest to grow, thanks to their resistance to pests and infections. Magnolia, Eastern Redbud, Wisteria, Apple, and Cherry trees are also low-maintenance.
While trees with flowers are generally breathtakingly beautiful, Cherries, Magnolias, and Dogwoods hold the lead
The flowering tree with the most extended blooming period that lasts starting from 60 up to 120 days is Lagerstroemia indica, or Crape Myrtle. Apart from the most prolonged blooming period, Crape Myrtle is also known for its vibrant flowers of all possible colors, from white to crimson and purple.
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