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Old 04-16-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Our landscaper planted some cherry trees for us last year but they didn't bloom at the same time as others did. I'd like to plant some more beautiful spring trees. Could anyone tell me the order of blooming by tree please?
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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Seems like the Bradford Pears always bloom first, sometimes too early and the blooms will freeze. Then I think the Cherry Trees, then the Dogwoods. Crepe Myrtles bloom year round it seems.

I'm certainly not an expert on this but been around these parts long enough to see there actually is an order.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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not an all-inclusive list, but some of my favorites...

Redbuds and cherry species are first bloomers.
then dogwoods
then azaleas
star/saucer magnolias (grandifolia blooms in May or June)
crape myrtles don't bloom until June (don't "top" your crapes people!!)
Hydrangeas bloom in early to mid summer on second year growth
Gardenia blooms in mid summer
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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What are the white ones that are blooming right now?
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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What are the white ones that are blooming right now?
If it has 4 pedals then its Dogwood they also come in Pink

Native Son had the most accurate order listed.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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Where should I go to buy a dogwood, and is it an ok time to plant them if we planted next weekend?
Also, what are the very intense red and/or purple bushes that are blooming now?
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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What are the white ones that are blooming right now?
Ligustrum, probably. They are blooming right now... Glossy leaves and evergreen. Is that it?
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Where should I go to buy a dogwood, and is it an ok time to plant them if we planted next weekend?
Also, what are the very intense red and/or purple bushes that are blooming now?
I wouldn't plant trees until the fall

and you're probably seeing azaleas bloom right now (red, purple, white, pink)
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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Japanese snowbell trees are great for May blooming. Chaste trees are good for late spring blooming.
Southern magnolia trees will bloom during the summer, sometimes twice depending upon species. Crepe Myrtles are also good for blooms.

I tend not to like Bradford pears. They are troublesome trees that grow fast, but have weak growth. They will end up breaking. Ugly most of the year.

Agreed with above. This is the time of year that you don't want to plant trees or shrubs.
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