“Plant in spring, decorate your soul”. Trees are a wonderful source of inspiration that highlight the changing seasons, encourage wildlife to flourish as well as helping to purify our air. They are also fantastic plants when you want to create a more established feel or when you need privacy and screening.
Here are our top picks for spring flowering trees:
- Crab apples – pink in bud opening to white makes the flowers of ‘Evereste’ quite eye catching with the added bonus of Autumn fruit which is great for wildlife. Our top picks are Malus ‘Evereste’, toringo ‘Scarlett’ and ‘Rudolph’.
- Amelanchier or Juneberry – a great all-rounder with pure white blossom in the spring, berries in June and stunning Autumn colour. This tree really has something for every season.
- Flowering Cherries – the quintessential spring blossom tree with an abundance of flower to herald springs arrival. I like Prunus ‘Taihaku’, Prunus x yedoensis and Prunus ‘Kanzan’.
- Magnolia – much more exciting than the well-known paint of the same name, Magnolias trees have goblet shaped flowers and are admired by some as the icons of spring. Go for Magnolia kobus or Magnoila ‘Susan’.
- Japanese Maple such as Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Inaba-shidare’, ‘Kogane-nishiki’ or ‘Bloodgood’.