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It's the one big benefit to April and early May rain showers: Bold, full and vibrant blooms! And we've had plenty of wet weather to encourage amazing color and fresh, light-hearted florals, especially from our Flowering Trees.

Though the rainy season can be gloomy, there's nothing like the lush results. So, check out a few of our favorite Flowering Trees to brighten up your landscape after stormy weather!

1. Lavender Rose of Sharon

Lavender Rose of SharonWith gorgeous growth that thrives through a number of conditions, including cold snaps down to -10 degrees, the Lavender Rose of Sharon Tree is truly one-of-a-kind. Even better? Because it can be planted in a container and grows to a manageable mature height, it's perfect for tight spaces, too.

But the best perk: Bright blooms, all summer long. The Lavender wows with its richly-hued florals, from patios to pots or corners near your foundation. Plus, it's a hassle-free tree that doesn't need a lot of fuss to survive...just plant and enjoy.

2. Catawba Crape Myrtle

Arguably one of the most iconic Flowering Trees available, the Catawba Crape is known for its vibrant purple blooms. And these fresh, flourishing blooms last for months.

In other words, the Catawba Crape Myrtle attracts attention. You'll get bright, deep color from its perfectly-formed petals, in a deep purple hue that takes hold from late spring through fall. That translates to more than 120 days of flowers!

Plus, the Catawba Crape Myrtle is easy to grow, and there's virtually no maintenance when it comes to its upkeep. Catawbas reach a modest height of 10 to 15 feet, so they fit into tight spaces easily (so, the Catawba is an excellent size for front-yard planting and effortless curb appeal).

3. Prairifire Crabapple

Catawba CrapeAptly named for its fiery tones, this Crabapple is one of our favorite Flowering Trees. The Prairifire provides an explosion of dazzling blooms in the spring, along with superior disease resistance and bird-friendly growth.

In fact, it grows small crabapples that attract the most graceful wildlife - your tree will have a flurry of activity from local birds when this fruit matures in the middle of summer. So, season-to-season visual interest and hassle-free growth? Check.

4. Peach Angel Trumpet

Peach AngelShow-stopping flowers and soft tones: With the Peach Angel Trumpet Tree, you get rare, tropical-inspired growth in your own backyard.

There's nothing like this rare selection from our Flowering Trees - distinctive trumpet-shaped flowers emerge from mid-summer into fall for a delicate show. And the "petals" are extremely full, growing up to 20 inches in length.

Plus, they present a fascinating palette...they'll open white and transition to a soft peach hue. Juxtaposed against a backdrop of green foliage, they're quite a sight as they sway with the breeze.

But whether you choose this exotic pick or a classic Crape, you can't go wrong. Our top 4 Flowering Trees mean you'll have a masterful garden in no time. Check out more Flowering Trees here - the landscape of your dreams is just a click away!