Magnolias and flowering plums steel the show in February and March. These early blooming trees can easily be the envy of your neighbors.
What are we looking at exactly?
Some of the show stoppers featured in this post are flowering plums, saucer and star magnolias.
It’s just that time of year…first quarter in business and still winter here in the SF Bay area. In temperate climates, expect these trees to be blooming in spring… NYC – March April.
Saucer and Star Magnolias in Bud and in Flower
Saucer magnolias steel the show in February and March. The photo, above, is taken of white flowering saucer magnolia variety (Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba’), which has more upright growth than most.
Below is a pretty one in peak bloom…
I would say that another spectacular feature of the saucer magnolia is the plump and fuzzy flower buds.
Star Magnolia is Just the Right Size Tree When you Have a Small Garden
Flowering Plum Trees
Are you looking for more information on trees with beautiful flowers? I recommend you read our list of flowering trees post. In it you will not only find magnolia trees, but other excellent tree choices for your garden! 🙂