What we recommend: spring Flowering Trees

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Redbuds, Crabs, and Other Flowering Trees:

Spring blooming trees can add beauty and fragrant smells to your yard. There are many options for spring bloomers.

REDBUDS

Redbuds were previously not hardy in North Iowa.  That is no longer the case. The University of Minnesota developed a “Minnesota Strain” of Redbud that now does very well in this area. This small gracefully branched tree has beautiful lavender blooms that appear in early spring before the leaves.

FLOWERING CRABS

Flowering crabs are always a good choice for spring blooms and are very hardy.

Spring Snow Crabs have white blooms that do not produce any fruit.

There are many other varieties of crabs that grow anywhere from 8’ to 30’ and have blooms in various shades of white, pink, and reds. Most of these varieties produce only very small apples that birds usually clean off the tree.  We do not carry the older variety of crabs that produce very large apples.

OTHER SPRING BLOOMING TREES

Other spring blooming trees that can add interest to your yard include tree lilacs, serviceberries, hawthorns, fringetree, and fruit bearing trees.

CLICK BELOW with any questions about adding any of these beauties to your landscape!

A tine crab in full bloom behind LINDA and neighbors MARY WOERNER and DONNA FURLEIGH

A tine crab in full bloom behind LINDA and neighbors MARY WOERNER and DONNA FURLEIGH