We’re just back from a short trip to Lake Tahoe and wanted to share a tree that is clearly one town along the Lake’s favorite. The town is Incline Village- the tree – Laburnum watereri ‘Vossii’. No words do justice to the visual impact of the golden-wisteria like flowers.
Albizia julibrissin, the mimosa tree is a memory maker in the right location. It’s not for all locations and I’ll touch on that in a bit. But, if you want to party in the summer like it’s 1999, this tree could hold memories of your debauchery and summertime fun outdoors.
The scale of this tree is perfect for a small garden and here it is growing as a street tree, facing south, receiving the full sun it loves! Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ is a round headed deciduous tree.
April showers bring May flowers and also flowering cherry trees. The impact of this flowering tree is strong, and so is the association – just think of all the cherry blossom festivals around the world – and in Japan, tracking the timing (when the cherry tree blooms) goes back 1,200 years!
SPRING is showtime for the blooming flowering cherries. These trees have a powerful impact on people when they’re in bloom, more so than I’ve seen with any other flowering tree! Last week I had to wait my turn to get some “one on one time” (and photos) with the cherries, swarms of people were doing the same!
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.
I wanted to show you a few photos taken within the past year that are good examples of how combining plants with home architecture can reap lovely rewards.
Sometimes, and in a small front garden, the dominant focal point may be simply a flowering tree as you’ll see below. I think that seasonality plays a huge role here, especially if you are looking for that flowering magnolia or flowering cherry.
9-excellent small scale flowering trees. Choices (up to 30 feet tall) are a nice size for smaller gardens & spaces. They’re also popular in the trade, so they’ll be easy for you to locate and purchase!