Plant a Flowering Tree for Spring Color

Blossoms from these flowering trees offer a vibrant display of color — a welcoming remedy for the winter blues.

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Judas Tree

In the spring, the Judas tree brings a mass of magenta-pink, pea-like flowers all over the bare branches.

Dessert Apple

The dessert apple tree is a striking beauty. Pink blossoms appear in spring then bright red fruit in fall.

Magnolia

Grand white flowers don the tips of the magnolia branches. These dramatic blooms make this tree a southern favorite.

Laburnum

Long clusters of golden yellow flowers set the laburnum apart from other spring bloomers.

Ornamental Cherry

Mid-spring brings clusters of pale pink flowers for the ornamental cherry.

Japanese Dogwood

The deciduous Japanese dogwood tree or shrub offers masses of dark pink flower bracts in late spring to early summer.

Hawthorn

The Hawthorn is a thorny, deciduous tree grown for its deep pink double flowers in late spring.

Crab Apple

Crab apple trees are famously beautiful. Mid- to late spring brings red buds that open to scented pink blooms that fade to white.

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