With so many varieties of late blooming trees to choose from, it is difficult to choose which types will provide the most beautiful display in your yard. When planning a landscape design, it can be helpful to consider factors such as when each variety of plant life is likely to burst into bloom. The best way to keep a landscape design fresh, vibrant, and appealing all year long is to select a variety of plant life with different blooming cycles and seasons. This means that your landscape can shift its focus as spring turns to summer, fall, and then winter, when the spring bulbs and perennials bloom, then the summer foliage takes center stage, and finally late blooming shrubs and trees command attention.
For the most beautiful landscape design, consider these lovely late blooming trees to add to your garden or landscape setting.
The Japanese apricot tree, known by its botanical name of Prunus mume, is a deciduous small ornamental tree that reaches 20 feet high at maturity and produces fragrant winter blossoms in shades of white, pink, or red.
Prunus subhirtella, or autumn-blooming Higan cherry tree, is a medium height deciduous flowering shade tree that will reach heights of 40 feet at maturity and produce lovely soft pink flowers from late fall through early spring.
The sorrel tree, also commonly called the sour-wood tree or Oxydendrum arbareum, can reach heights in excess of 60 feet at maturity and springs forth in late summer with clusters of soft white flowers.
The Franklinia tree, or Frankliniana alatamaha, is a deciduous small flowering ornamental tree that can reach 25 feet high at maturity and produces lovely fragrant wide white flowers in mid fall.
The flowering almond tree is really more like a shrub, sometimes topping out at a mature height of just five feet. But planting this tree is well worth it for the profusion of light pink flowers it produces.