Forsythia suspensa is an upright, arching, deciduous shrub that puts on an outstanding display of spring yellow color. What we like most about this specimen is that it can be grown as an upright vase shaped flowering shrub similar to a crapemyrtle, which makes it a highly distintive and outstanding landscape specimen. It typically grows 6-10′ tall and as wide, but weeping branches may be trained on a support structure to grow somewhat taller as a woody vine. Golden 4-petaled flowers appear in profusion before the foliage in late winter to early spring, and it is one of the earliest blooming shrubs… a true harbinger of spring. Opposite, serrate, ovate, simple to trifoliate, medium green leaves (to 4″ long). This species is native to China and is one of the parents of the popular Forsythia x intermedia hybrids. USDA zones 5-9
Forsythia suspensa, ‘Weeping Forsythia’
A more vertical vase shaped forsythia that provides an outstanding spring display in a unique and different shape
Eastern Redbud is an exceptional and beautiful early flowering tree that is highly revered for its beautiful flowers. It is well known for its stunning lavender-purple flowers that bloom in early spring. This specimen grows best in a location sheltered from high winds. It is an excellent flowering specimen tree that looks great in front of evergreens. You can't go wrong on planting several of these!
A small deciduous tree noted for its pendulous axillary racemes of yellow, wisteria-like flowers that bloom in spring. It is a beautiful tree, but as a word of caution if you have children around the seeds, stems and leaves are poisonous if eaten
Okame Cherry is an absolutely gorgeous dark pink early flowering tree in late March to early April that truly welcomes spring! It is smaller deciduous flowering tree with an upright, rounded crown. It blooms earlier than other cherries with blossoms lasting up to 3 weeks, grows up to 18 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide. This special tree offers an early and very warm welcome to spring, and is a gorgeous and highly desirable tree for any landscape, including as a city street tree. USDA zones 5-9 Highly recommended! It is a very comforting, fragrant and well-earned welcome to spring, especially after the cold winter weather. Everyone will love having this tree in their landscape!
This is hard-to-find beautiful pink-white weeping yoshino cherry tree puts an impressive spring display of flowers. It is a beautiful medium grower with graceful arching branches that are eye catching to see. Over time the Shidare weeping Yoshino will grow to 15'-25' which is considered a small tree. It has small fruits that birds will eat, and provides beautiful winter interest with its graceful arching branches. This is an excellent specimen to add to your tree landscape.