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When you think of choosing flowers to add colorful touches to your landscape, you may be overlooking one of the most dramatic sources of this color — flowering trees. Not only can trees paint glorious brush strokes of color across your yard, but there is also a way for you to enjoy this color from early spring throughout the summer. All you have to do is choose trees that bloom at different times of the year!
Depending on where you live, some spring-blooming trees may actually start blooming in late winter, much to the delight of warm-climate gardeners! Choose these trees to herald the beginning of spring for early-season color:
Dogwoods are the quintessential spring-flowering trees across USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Although you are probably familiar with the white-flowering variety, did you know there are also pink- and red-flowering dogwoods?
A native tree, redbud species sport heart-shaped leaves and an abundance of flowers in spring.