They are a show stopper and there is a rainbow of colors available out there. I am sure that your local garden center have plenty of them. If you don't have any now, you just need to drive by any neighborhood to enjoy these beauties. However, hurry, they don’t last long and if you wait, perhaps by next week, the bushes will be all green again. I borrowed some of their flowers for my home today and is just amazing how the arrangement changes depending on light and location. Love them all!
Deer Resistant: Unfortunately, deer love to eat them.
Full Sun: Prefer shaded areas instead of full sun.
Partial Sun: Love partial sun
Shade: Yes, mostly under tree shade
Bloom Time: Spring, unfortunately just for few weeks.
Color: White, pink, lavender, red, orange, and more.
Size: Is a bush and must be trimmed right after it flowers.
Water Needs: Very forgiving, I don’t recall watering mine regularly.
Good Companion Plants: Any low/shorter size plants such as hostas or flowering annuals.
THE MAGNOLIA JANE TREE
My friend and neighbor James was so kind to allow me to cut some of his Magnolia Jane tree branches to showcase them in this post. Thanks James and Araceli!
I simply love this tree. The flowers are huge and fragrant. The tree is impressive when is in full bloom, since it has a colorful foliage and stunning large flowers. This particular tree is very well known for its bushy and flowering nature.
Unfortunately, the Magnolia Jane just blossoms from April to May, a real short time.
Finally, this is not a tree for a tiny space, since it reaches an average height of 10 to 12 feet. In my opinion, I would plant it in front of my property to make sure that not only me but all my neighbors enjoy it.
SPRING SNOW CRABAPPLE TREE and FORSYTHIA
As you drive around the Washington Metro Area; Maryland and Virginia, you are delighted with the number of trees that are in bloom now. Today, I am showcasing the Crabapple Tree. Spring is the best time to enjoy this tree. I mixed some yellow Forsythia for fun, however, forsythia is not a tree, is a shrub, so I’ll focus on the Crabapple today.
Ironically, the name doesn’t necessary do what other Crabapples trees do. This tree, unlike most Crabapple trees does not bear fruit, therefore, it is entirely fruitless.
Yeah, I know, no fruits to enjoy; however, believe it or not, there is an advantage to that. The other Crabapple trees produce an abundance of fruits that if you don’t keep up with the production, the squirrels, birds and the such will ruin the fruits and you will end up with a huge mess of rotten wasted fruits in the ground and the tree.
So, for now, let’s enjoy this seasons’ flowering Crabapple tree, since like most other trees, is going to be short and by the time that you blink, all the flowers will be gone.
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