That moment in spring when flowering trees burst into a blizzard of blooms is when you know that a new season has truly begun.
There are many flowering trees from which to choose–all of them wonderful–but we wanted to share a few that are right-sized for smaller spaces. Smaller is, of course, a relative term. None of these get larger than 20 ft tall or wide, and several are much smaller. Here are ten we recommend.
As you begin to assess the garden this spring, consider adding an early-flowering tree or two. Think of it as a gift from you to you after a long winter.
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Perhaps the most colorful of all flowering plums! Beautiful dark purple-black summer foliage is preceded by a profusion of showy pink flowers in spring. Deciduous. Up to 20 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide. Full sun. Zone: 4 – 9
Bird friendly! Edible! Fall color! Fast growing! Showy fruit!
Beautiful clusters of fragrant, white, self-pollinating flowers in mid-spring. Abundant clusters of dark purple-red fruit in midsummer. Glossy green foliage turns yellow in the fall. Excellent variety for cooking, baking, and canning.
Deciduous. Full sun. Fast up to 8 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Zone: 3 – 8