The objective is to spread the blossoming throughout the season. One of the earliest to flower is the Serviceberry
. Shown here is Standing Ovation
which grows 15 feet high, but just 4 feet wide.After blooming, edible fruits for visiting birds are produced by summer. Then it caps the year off with stunning fall leaves.
The Fringe Tree blooms late spring with fragrant white blossoms. The tree looks delicate, but is tough, perfect for those narrow planting areas where other trees would not do too well.
Blue-purple fruits are produced for the fall which birds devour, getting them accustomed to coming to your landscape as a winter feeding ground; a delight for the whole family. Fringe Tree grows to 20 feet; and can be pruned to form a tall shrub or pruned as a tree.
What a refreshing display of flowers for the summertime garden! The Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea looks good enough to eat!
The abundant blossoms on its mature 7 foot height will last for weeks, and then they are replaced with fresh blossoms to keep color right into the fall; they even like growing in semi-shade.
Fragrant Fringe Tree
‘Vanilla Strawberry’ Hydrangea