Flowering trees

Flowering trees, Cercis

Commonly known as the Judas tree, it is the variety of the most widespread species in the Mediterranean basin, called Cercis siliquastrum. These flowering trees, recognizable by the bright shades of pink, announce the arrival of summer, covering themselves with inflorescences even before the leaves are released. The foliage is green with bluish tones, with rounded shapes. They do not exceed ten meters in height and adapt well to fertile soil, especially well drained. The exposure can be in partial shade but for this kind of flowering trees, airy and sunny environmental contexts are desirable. Resistant even to harsh winter temperatures, they require constant irrigation only during the summer season.

Small flowering trees characterized by showy yellow inflorescences, Laburnum is also known as Laburnum. This species is grown both as a shrub plant and as a tree for ornamental purposes. They do not exceed six meters in height and the stem of the plant is very compact and branched. The foliage is small and light green while the characteristic blooms are made up of pendulous racemes, aesthetically very elegant. The flowering period usually takes place in the month of May. They grow easily in any kind of well-drained soil and withstand even temperatures well below freezing. Watering must be periodic mainly in summer, avoiding stagnation of water. They are trees in bloom that are well suited to both sunny and partial shade exposures.

Flowering trees, the Apple tree

Simple or double inflorescences, of white, pink and red color, distinguish the flowering trees of the Malus, more commonly known as Melo. Among the different varieties of the species, Malus floribunda is among the most cultivated flowering trees for ornamental purposes. Over time they can reach a height of about ten meters, they live well in poor soils as long as they are very well drained. Suitable for growing in gardens, they tolerate freezing winter temperatures. Flowering occurs before the foliage is released and is distributed over all the numerous ramifications. Exposure can be in partial shade or sunny, irrigation is not necessary in winter but must be regular in summer. In fact, the flowering trees of Malus floribunda fear long periods of drought.

La Chorisia, trees in bloom

The flowering trees of Chorisia speciosa or also Ceiba speciosa are distinguished by the large trunk, covered on the whole surface, by pointed thorns. The foliage is semi-persistent, consisting of five grouped hairless leaves. They are trees that grow well in fertile and above all well-drained soils. They can reach dimensions greater than ten meters in height. It is a species of trees suitable for hot climates and requires direct and sunny exposure. They fear the cold and sub-zero temperatures. Irrigation is not necessary during the winter season and they tolerate dry periods well. Flowering occurs in autumn and is characterized by the production of single, large pink and cream flowers. They do not require pruning.

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