Spring standouts include ornamental trees that bloom white or pink flowers. Several different botanical species of trees bloom during springtime. Some bloom white or pink tree flowers during early spring; others last through spring. These trees thrive in different U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hardiness zones. One botanical variety of note, commonly known as the cherry blossom, proves so popular during its seasonal bloom, the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival showcases 300,000 blooming trees every spring.
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Yoshino Cherry Tree
The tree that made the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival in Georgia famous, also known formerly as Prunus x yedoensis or, more popularly, the cherry blossom tree, produces fragrant, whitish pink flowers in springtime. Macon's 300,000 cherry blossoms with their pink cotton-spun blooms attract thousands of spectators 10 days during the month of March during the festival, according to the Cherry Blossom Festival website. Yoshino cherry trees grow in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 8.
Pyrus calleryana sport snow-white springtime blooms that fully cover the usually green-leaved tree in a sea of white. Introduced into Western horticulture in 1908, Bradford pears emerged from Korea and China, according to The Master Gardeners website. Bradford pear trees grow well in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9.
Desert Willow Tree
Chilopsis linearis is referred to more commonly by its popular name: the Desert Willow. The Desert Willow puts on a show in springtime with its robust pink trumpet-shaped florets. Desert Willow trees grow well in New Mexico's lowlands, claims Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority's publication "The Complete How to Guide to Xeriscaping." However, it may not be suited to elevations above 5,500 feet or where its cold hardiness is challenged. Desert Willow trees thrive in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 9. Compact and shrubby by appearance, Desert Willow leaves are long and thin. Long, pencil-like pods give the tree year-round character.
Forest Pansy Redbud
The Forest Pansy Redbud is a spring-blooming tree that thrives in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 8, according to the Tree Help website. They sprout magenta-pink blooms during spring. Redbuds are small trees, making them suitable for the most compact yards. Also referred to as Circus canadensis, this deciduous tree sports a yellow fall colour when not in bloom.
White Dogwood Tree
Cornus florida, or popularly termed white dogwood tree, thrives in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9. A part of the dogwood plant family, according to the University of Florida, the state of Virginia named the dogwood tree as the state tree. Showy white bracts bloom during early spring, and these large trees grow 20 to 35 feet tall. They also spread out 20 to 25 feet.
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