Featured plant- BLOSSOM TREES

Every month we will highlight a plant that is either looking especially good now or deserves a mention.

This month we look towards the next group of trees that will be looking great now or soon. The end of winter and beginning of spring sees many blossoming trees start to blossom. They are usually compact trees that will fit into most gardens. There are many varieties available with one thing in common….they flower profusely and look great!

Prunus mume (Flowering Apricots), will be the first to flower, Prunus blireana (a Flowering Plum) will soon follow. Flowering Cherries such as Prunus Snow Fountain and Prunus Kanzan come next then it’s the Crabapples’ turn. These include the well known and well loved Malus floribunda and Malus ioensis plena.

If you want a flowering tree that is a bit different then planting a Cercis Lavender Twist or a Cercis Forest Pansy will be the ideal addition to your garden. These trees have lovely heart shaped leaves and a beautiful shape.

There are many other trees that fit in this category aside from the ones we have listed. We are happy to advise if you have any questions.

Blossom trees…..clockwise from top left.    Malus floribunda, Cercis Lavender Twist, Malus ioensis Plena, Prunus ‘Snow Fountain’

Blossom trees…..clockwise from top left.

Malus floribunda, Cercis Lavender Twist, Malus ioensis Plena, Prunus ‘Snow Fountain’