Small Trees With Flowers

Small Trees With Flowers


If you have a small garden, you may think about planting some small trees with flowers to increase its landscaping values. Actually you have a variety of flowers to choose from. This document will make an introduction for several flowering tree species which can be a great view in your backyard.


Magnolia grandifora is a medium-sized tree which has been used by people for a long time for gardening purposes. As an evergreen tree, it can provide all-year-long green colors for your garden. In summer, it produces large white flowers with fragrance which can attract numerous insects and birds to come to your garden. It can grow up to 10 meters in height and its growing rate is relatively slow compared with other trees. However, it will produce flowers in the early stage of its growth, nearly about 3 years. Although it can resist bad soil types such as clay soil, it still likes well-drained moist soil. It prefers to grow in mild climate and cold winter will weaken its health. Its small version can be a good candidate for gardening uses.

Crepe Myrtle trees have a variety of species which belong to the same family. The large species of this tree can grow up to 7 meters in height and the small version can only grow to 2 meters. Although it can produce a number of colors for its flowers, purple and pink are two most famous ones. It can tolerate drought environment and need very little water to survive. They are usually good candidate for street trees or park trees. Some people also like to grow them in their gardens. Unlike Mangnolia grandifora, Crepe myrtle can resist cold temperature. So it can be a good choice if your home is located in cold zones.

Gordonia tree is another family which is famous for its astonishing blooming. It can produce beautiful flowers in winter days. Gordonia have large version of trees and small versions of shrubs. The character of its flower is the white pedal surrounding with yellow center. It prefers to grow in well-drained moist soil. However, it can also resist hardy soil types such as clay etc.

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