Early blooming trees bring color to landscapes
Late winter blooming trees always lift the spirit, after a gray, damp winter season. During the past months, we have had many days where there seemed to be no color in the landscape, but recently purple, white and pink blossoms have appeared, bringing a hint of spring to the area. Many years these blooms are damaged by cold temperatures, not this year. The Taiwan Flowering Cherry (Prunus campanulata), Oriental Magnolia (Magnolia X soulangiana) and the Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) are waving goodbye to winter by launching an impressive display of flowers.