Flowering Trees

Best 5 Flowering Trees for Pennsylvania

Are you planning on landscaping your Pennsylvania home’s garden with flowering trees so that it becomes more appealing on the outside? If you are looking for trees that are in full bloom in the Keystone State, you will be pleased to know that the state has no shortage of them. The following article gives you all the information you need about 23 magnificent flowering trees in Pennsylvania that will delight you. 

In the US, Pennsylvania is located in the central part of the country. The wooded areas of the state cover about half of its surface area. As a state, Quakers can be divided into five distinct regions – The Atlantic Coastal Plain Region, The Ridge and Valley Region, The Piedmont Region, The Allegheny Plateau Region, and The Erie Plain Region. Landforms include rolling hills, eroded mountains, plateaus, deep and shallow valleys, ridges of various heights, and more. 

Climate in the Keystone State is humid continental with plenty of humidity and temperature fluctuations in the season. During the summer, it is humid, warm, and sometimes hot; and during the winter, it is exceptionally cold. The state is partly cloudy and wet throughout the year and experiences four distinct seasons with snowy winters, scenic autumns, blossoming springs, and hot summers. 

Due to Pennsylvania’s ideal climate, the state accommodates and grows a wide range of trees. The most commonly grown trees in Pennsylvania include Eastern Hemlock, which is also the state tree, Sugar Maple, Oak, Sumac, Eastern Red Cedar, and Eastern White Pine

As for multiple flowering trees, Pennsylvania has the ideal climate and landscape. The regal tree, red buckeye, the chaste tree, the purple crabapple, the crabapple whose apples turn purple, the star magnolia, the hawthorn, and the golden tree… It’s Raining Trees. Despite their flowering appearance, these trees are also capable of providing shade. There are many varieties of these plants that produce beautiful flowers, edible fruits, and spectacular fall foliage.

Green spire Linden

What is the most challenging site for a tree? Maybe the wind is blowing. Are the conditions too dry or too wet?

Is there a reason for a tree to live between the sidewalk and the street on the ‘hell-strip’? Imagine how great it would be to have a backyard in the middle of a big city? Salt or smog concerns you?

The strongly pyramidal Green spire Linden (Tilia cordata ‘PNI 6025’) tree is a good choice. The uniformity and neatness of its appearance create a positive impression. Definitely worth a try.

Moreover, it is one of the best-adaptable trees you will find. Even urban environments support Green spire Linden growth. Give it a spot in the sun and enjoy!

Shade trees made from these trees are excellent. Put one row on the street or use one as an accent near a patio. Plant one at the corner of your home to anchor a foundation planting. You might consider planting three lawn plants together for a visually appealing view from your deck.

Yellow, fragrant flowers bloom early in summer on Green spire and are one of its best features. This tree blooms well after most other trees are done blooming. You, as well as local honey bees and butterflies, will enjoy its yummy, spicy scent.

Milky Way Chinese Dogwood Tree

Almost any landscape location will be perfect for Milky Way, a small deciduous flowering cherry tree cultivar of the Kousa Dogwood species. 

A vase-shaped habit is first seen in Milky Way’s first few years, but after a while the habit is gradually transformed into a rounder form.

This plant blooms in late spring with showy blooms filled with bracts of white and yellow-green flowers.

In summer, the flowers turn into berries-like pink fruits which last until fall. This attracts wild animals such as birds, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Foliage turns into a vibrant hue of red and orange in autumn.

The Milky Way Dogwood Tree provides a wide range of visual interest throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons. This makes it a desirable choice for home gardeners as it transforms your yard into the best on the block.

Jane Magnolia Tree

Jane Magnolia Tree, when compared to other Magnolia trees, is one of the most beautiful when it comes to offering vibrant pink blooms and a longer season of color.

This is a variety with a thick, brown-tipped bark and a late blooming habit. It is not affected by the late spring frost that causes other Magnolias to drop their blooms.

Jane’s tulip-shaped, purple-pink flowers fill the air with a subtle but enchanting scent, anticipating the arrival of summer in the most graceful way while surviving tough weather conditions with ease.

During the summertime, this bright rose blooms continuously, so no pruning is necessary to maintain its appearance.

It is even possible for your Jane to produce evergreen leaves if you live in a warmer climate.

Plus, it thrives in a wide variety of soils, including acidic, loamy, and even sand.

For smaller yards, the Jane Magnolia would be ideal. With its neat stature, it is a good choice for smaller gardens, where you can put it along the borders of flowerbeds, or place it in a container on your patio to accent flower beds. It’s even better if you can be assured that it’s cold hardy Magnolias will grow in almost any climate.

Prairifire Crabapple

Prairifire crabapples are very showy throughout the year. Make your guests feel welcomed regardless of the time of year with a few along your driveway.

In the spring, warm colors will rush forth. Prairifire Crabapple bears gorgeous purple and red leaves in the spring, while loads of pink-magenta flowers add vibrant color. Summer heat may fade your neighbor’s yard, but your Prairifire will make your landscape seductively warm.

You can still enjoy this tree’s warmth in winter. During the winter, the Prarifire berries continue to persist even after the bark turns gray. Prairifire still manages to stand out in the first frost that arrives in your region and adds warmth.

And there’s no mess left for you to clean up. The birds love this tree so much that you won’t have to worry about fruit falling on your lawn. You can enjoy the beauty of this tree without worrying about withered fruit littered on your grass.

Most Crabapples succumb to disease after several years, but the Prairifire stands strong. So, you don’t have to worry. It won’t be necessary to use harsh chemicals or sprays if you keep a constant eye out for pests and ailments.

Sweet Cherry Tea Ninebark

Sweet Cherry Tea is a must have in your collection if you enjoy unique color, vibrant flowers, and easy growth.

Starting off, it blooms twice a year, once during the first half of May, and again between the end of July and the end of September. So you can expect vivid colors for months to come.

Planting the Sweet Cherry in a high-traffic area, such as a patio, pool area or garden, can be a very good idea.

While its compact size makes it a great choice for planting alongside a porch or in your garden, you can plant this also anywhere in your countryside.

Weeping Extraordinaire™ Cherry Tree

There is nothing more beautiful than viewing the Weeping ExtraordinaryTM Cherry Tree in full bloom, a profusion of vibrant pink double blooms welcoming the early spring months and bringing the entire tree back into full splendor.

Plus, with its glossy foliage in summer and rich burgundy tones in the fall, it provides a variety of colors throughout the year.

We are confident that your tree will stand out among the rest. With its unique blooms, it attracts all sorts of wildlife to your garden, so it is a good choice for planting in flower beds, patios, driveways, or even as a street liner…especially since it tolerates urban pollution well.