The trees flowering trees are awaiting the blooming season with much anticipation. It’s likely that you’ve already noticed that cherries, camellias, and daffodils are all blossoming now. Flowers are a sign of the change of seasons and the warmth of the upcoming weather (unless, of course, you suffer from allergies). Wherever they grow, flowering trees are always a welcome sight. From March through May, there are four kinds of trees that will be covered in flowers around town.
Pacific Northwest is one of the few regions in the world known for its lush vegetation, specifically its evergreen trees. What many homeowners forget, however, is that Oregon and its surrounding area has a wide variety of flowering trees and shrubs, and many of them are native to the region. The following are a few landscaping contractor recommended native flowering shrubs that are suitable for public spaces
Twist Of Pink Oleander Tree Form
Nerium oleander (Oleander) is an oily plant that has a history that dates back thousands of years. People love the beautiful Oleander flowers, and they have graced gardens in Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean since ancient times. They were grown in the famed gardens of Pompeii. No wonder it was brought to cultivate in the Galveston, Texas area in 1841.
Several years ago, there was a national outcry when these rugged garden plants arrived across the country from Texas. Oleander thrives in Zones 8 – 10 from Southern California with its dry heat, to both coasts, to the high heat and humidity of Florida and the Gulf Coast.
These large, pink flowering shrubs feature long, narrow lance shape leaves that capture the slightest breeze. The dazzling flowers persist from early summer to early fall.
The best thing about these plants is that they are well known for their ability to endure the harshest conditions, including drought, poor soil, salt spray, reflected light from windows and painted walls, high heat and high humidity. It grows in either acid or alkaline soils.
It is no surprise that oleanders have been used as freeway plantings for decades by city planners. You can drive for miles through some areas that appear to be a kaleidoscope of color with their median strip. We have a few time-tested shrubs that can be used to line your long driveway. So why not give them a try?
When designing your landscape, it is important to choose the right Oleander plants. Besides serving as an excellent hedge, they are also a great screen plant, as well as being very beautiful accent trees in a garden. As a multi-trunked tree or as a single trunk tree, these trees are fantastic feature plants and can be trained in various ways.
Jelly Palm Tree
Jelly palms (also known as pindo palms), are not only one of the most popular types of feather palms, but they are also some of the most hardy types. A specimen palm can be used as part of a landscape that is well away from walkways (due to its summer fruit), or it can be used as part of a group of palms. The plant works well in both urban environments with poor soils or in containers when young for urban environments.
Your Jelly Palm is easily recognizable for its curving foliage. The 5 to 10-foot, fan-type leaves (so classic to palms), consist of elegant grey/green-hued leaves that arch up, and then inward back toward the impressive trunk.
A tree’s trunk has a 1.5 foot circumference and the top of the trunk tends to grow straight and true and is covered with the foot-long stalks of last year’s leaves. The stalks can easily be trimmed for a more manicured look to the grey trunk if you prefer.
Early in the spring, small yellow/red flowers appear in clusters, which are later followed by the rich, dark fruit for which this palm is well known. Approximately the size of a cherry, the yellow fruit has a round or oval shape and is ready for harvest in the middle to late summer.
Both sweet and tart, the fruit is fibrous in texture with a flavor reminiscent of pineapple, apple, banana, without actually tasting like any of them (depending on the soil conditions). It’s excellent for use in jelly (thus the name). Some also ferment the fruit for use as a wine.
Hot Cocoa Tree Rose
Hot CocoaTM Rose Tree (Rosa ‘WEKpaltlez’) has all the qualities to describe what makes it a stunning, beautiful one. The color is unlike any you already have in your garden, let alone your neighborhood. Leave your neighbors in awe by planting one of these in your garden today!
There is a possibility that this rose is red. In addition to this, the color can also be described as burnt orange, or even some shade of a luxuriously dark chocolate brown. We can all agree on one thing, this Hot CocoaTM Rose Tree is truly a classic. Among the many reasons this plant is gorgeous for a long time, is the fact that it blooms from late spring until the fall, as well as being grafted onto a standard, making it a small, beautiful tree!
If you can tear your gaze away from the mesmerizing flowers, you’ll notice just have magnificent the foliage underneath is. Dark, glossy leaves frame every bloom as though it were a priceless piece of art on display in a museum!
With this rose tree, you will have a breathtaking centerpiece in your garden, which will simply blow you away. They are also fantastic in containers and would look lovely framing your doorway or livening up your patio. One thing’s for sure though, you’ll want to put this somewhere everyone can admire it for as long as they like, or as long as you let them stand to gawk your garden.
As you may have discovered already, another reason why you should place your Hot CocoaTM Rose Tree somewhere you can see it is so that you can enjoy your fluttering friends as they pass by your yard. There are many pollinators that will like the nectar from the roses, such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and other insects.
Black Diamond Shell Pink Crape Myrtle Shrub
The flowering shrubs that this plant produces are a very beautiful way to brighten people’s day. Decorate your landscape with a lavish, long-lasting display of coral-pink blooms.
A host of colorful flowers appear each summer and fall on the Black Diamond® Shell PinkTM Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia BLACK DIAMOND ‘Shell Pink’). Come and enjoy a stylish party with your friends! I frequently take pictures of these colorful shrubs when I’m at parties.
The deliciously dark foliage is a perfect contrast to the clusters of blooms. It emerges a lush purple-black,and stays that color through the growing season.
You don’t have to fuss or worry about it, either. This improved cultivar from the Black Diamond line of Crape Myrtles is highly resistant to powdery mildew.
An upright shrub naturally grows from this stunning plant. Throughout the summer and fall, you’ll find colorful foliage and vibrant blooms. You may even be able to start your flower show early in certain places during certain years.
It stands out wherever it is planted in the landscape. The size is adjustable, and you can keep it as long as you like. A large container can even be used to grow it!
Shell Pink Crape Myrtles are beautiful shrubs even when they aren’t in bloom. Its bloom, however, is absolutely stunning.
The heavy crinkled flowers are heavy with fuchsia, and they stand out so well from the rich foliage, with their heavily crinkled flowers. If you plan on planting this in a place you can see it and enjoy it, be sure to plant it there. Traffic will be stopped by your actions!
Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Crape Myrtle Shrub
A successful garden design is one that adds an element of mystery to the garden. The experts at landscape designers know this to be one of the key elements in the design. Use curving paths, tall plants or arches to shield some of the yard, and you’ll create a sense of destination. Include a few magical plants that sparks a sense of wonder.
Black Diamond Mystic Magenta TM Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘Mystic Magenta’) is a perfect example of what I am referring to. Whether it’s in the garden or at the edge of the pool, this garden stunner is sure to make a statement.
The flowers are almost iridescent – they’ll simply GLOW for you in either sun or partial shade. This variety makes an absolutely magnificent presentation. It’s hard to even describe the vivid color, but you’ll have to trust us. Like many of our customers, you will simply adore it in your landscape.
There’s no doubt that those dazzling magenta-pink blooms really set this plant apart from the rest with their rich, bold coloration. They are so full and ruffled, your guests may not believe they are real, and they bloom for you from summer ’till frost. The smooth exfoliating bark adds wonderful winter appeal.
You can boost the visual impact around your garden area by using this very special variety. If you want to create a low hedge or screen, go big with several plants to achieve a big impact. If you would like to add some extra color or flair to a Secret Garden spot, perhaps you can hide your single plant away in a corner.
Red Crape Myrtle Shrub
Get the most out of your summer landscape by adding one of these colorful accents. The Red Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘rubra’) is a widely adapted deciduous plant that provides brilliant color in your yard.
The main characteristic of the crape myrtle is that they come in an amazing range of colors and sizes. However, did you know that one of the most popular varieties is the Red Crape Myrtle? These flowers have taken the nation by storm because they have the bright blooms that are loved and appreciated in Zones 6 to 10.
Crape Myrtle will dazzle you with its amazing structure and clusters of crimson red flowers that appear as fiery plumes at the tips of its branches all summer long from July to September. These large shrubs are actually sometimes referred to as “Crepe Myrtle” because the texture of the robust flower heads look like crinkled crepe-paper!
Its large glossy green leaves appear in the springtime, when it emerges for the first time as small glossy green leaves. It then transitions into a verdant green that endures throughout the summer months. However, as the vivid red blossoms set, the foliage is lost under the beautiful heavy display of red blooms.
As autumn approaches, the color of the leaves changes from brilliant green in the summer to brilliant red and yellow in the fall, giving a stunning display of Colour. Likewise, later on in the season, once the trees’ leaves have fallen, these trees are characterized by an appearance that is clean, yet strong. Smooth, tan-gray bark really adds to the year-round appeal of the Red Crape Myrtle.