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Flowering Tree: The Uses, Benefits, And Varieties That Can Accent Your Property
The first thing that many people think about when they hear the words "flowering trees" is the idea of making them produce seeds at a certain time. In reality, the
The term refers to trees that produce flowers instead of fruits or even leaves. When thinking about all the varieties of flowering trees, there are three that stand out. Those three are Empress trees, Dogwood trees, and Crepe Myrtle trees.
The Empress Tree
The Empress flowering tree has been said to be one of the most beautiful of all the varieties of flowering trees. Most people would have no idea just how beautiful these trees can be if not for a neighbor or relative planting one for all to see. Empress trees grow extremely fast, and can even be seen growing from day to day.
They are great for blocking out the sun in the summer months and can make it through some of the harshest winters, only to re-bloom again the following summer. Even small Empress trees that are planted late in the growing season can reach 6 to 8 feet before the cold weather and shorter days set in.
Another great feature of the Empress tree is that they are nearly impossible to destroy. As an adult, or early in their growth, they can be cut down to ground level, and by the next spring, they will be sprouting as if nothing happened. In fact, the growth can be upward to double in the same amount of time as the season before.
Some Empress tree owners have described it as being much like Jack and the Bean Stalk when watching the tree shoot for the stars, or rather the sun as it is. In the winter it is still an amazing tree to look at, sprouting small buds instead of the glistening purple and white flowers. When the season's turn and the flowers drop
For fall, it is a much easier clean up than the oaks and many other types of standard trees that make yards look like a plain out mess that needs hours of clean up over and over again. The Empress tree's benefits include shading, fragrance, easy maintenance, and the ability to outlive the coldest weather and harshest treatment. It is truly royalty when it comes to the flower trees.
The Dogwood Tree
Dogwood trees are as beautiful as the Empress and even produce a similar type of flower, except being purple the flower is commonly pink. When it comes to combining hobbies, such as landscaping and bird watching, the dogwood tree can be an excellent choice. The dogwood tree has long been a tree that attracts
Multiple types of birds and makes the view out of your back window truly magnificent. It doesn't grow quite as quickly as the Empress above but grows quickly none-the-less as compared to its counterparts, such as oak or pine.
The berries produced by a dogwood tree are quickly snapped up by a variety of birds making it ideal for those who love to sit and watch the various types of birds come and go. It is also a quick clean up tree when the fall comes and causes the flowers to tumble to the earth. The cost of having one of these trees depends on
The size of the tree you wish to plant. The youngest will cost around $80 but a larger tree can range from $130 to $500, depending on the age of the tree you choose to have planted and how many you decide to have in your yard.
Crepe Myrtle Tree
The final type of flowering tree is the crepe myrtle. The biggest benefit of the crepe myrtle tree is the variety of colors that it can come in. From deep purple to a bright red. No matter your favorite type or color, it can be found in the color mood you love. Another benefit that this type of flowering tree has over the other two mentioned is that it is one of the most affordable types of flowering tree on the market.
The smallest and most affordable crepe myrtle range in the mid $40 upward to the mid $50's. If treated properly you can even have beautiful first-year blooms rather than waiting for the next year. Within three years, the tree can grow upward to 20 feet but can be even quicker, reaching its maximum growth of 25 to 30 feet, depending on the length of the growing seasons.
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