Trees are actually a ‘must’ for a somewhat larger garden. It provides height in the garden, making everything more of a whole. In our garden there are a number of flowering trees, the magnolia, the weeping pear or Pyrus Salicifolia, the Japanese flowering cherry or Prunus Serrulata and the hibiscus. Each tree blooms at its own time and the colors are different. In combination with the plants underneath, these flowering trees give a lot of extras to the garden. Trees provide shade in the garden and attract birds to the garden. For a Quality Service you can visit MY Tree Services Round Rock.
Four Flowering trees which attract birds to the garden are below:
- Pyrus Salicifolia or weeping pear
- Prunus Serrulata or Japanese flowering cherry
- Hibiscus Syriacus
There are 125 different types of magnolias . Some are early bloomers, others late bloomers, some lose their blas, others remain evergreen. Magnolias come in white, pink, purple and yellow. Originally 2/3 of the species come from Asia; from South and East India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, China, Korea, Japan to New Guinea. 1/3 Comes from North America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean up to the southern border of Brazil. The flowers of Magnolias can grow from a few centimeters to 40 cm, depending on the chosen variety. The loose flowers can stay beautiful for 2 to 4 days, but on some shrubs or small trees they can last for weeks or even months.
Magnolias like loamy, nutritious, well-drained, moisture-retaining soil. The PH must be between 5.5 and 6. In the photo you can see the flower of the Magnolia brookl. ‘Yellow River’ . The tree in the picture has been in the garden for 3 years.
2. Pyrus Salicifolia or weeping pear
The weeping peer doesn’t look like an ‘ordinary’ pear tree at all. Originally they come from the Caucasus, NE Turkey. The tree is hardy and deciduous. The tree blooms in April and May. The leaves are formed at the same time as the flowers. Then the fruits are 2 to 3 cm long. The leaves are green / gray in color and are felt-like, fine and narrow. The branches of the tree are thin and drooping. The weeping pear likes a sunny spot. It can grow in any garden soil, as long as it is not too moist. The soil must be neutral to calcareous. Pruning is possible, June or July is a good time for trimming to keep the shape nice. October or November is a good time for crown correction or a good pruning. The tree is suitable for a small garden and can be planted very well solitary, but also along a garden path. Pyrus Salicifolia ‘Pendula’.
3. Prunus Serrulata or Japanese flowering cherry
The Japanese flowering cherry is a red-leaved tree that can reach a height of 6 meters after 10 years. The tree is very hardy and loses its leaves in winter. The tree blooms in late April to early May. The tree produces double, pink flowers. The Japanese flowering cherry likes a light, warm, calcareous, well-drained soil. The tree places high demands on its location and if this is not good, the tree is susceptible to all kinds of diseases. The flowers in the photo are from Prunus Serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’.
4. Hibiscus Syriacus
This shrub / tree has many different types. The tree likes airy, well-drained soil with a lot of humus. He especially likes morning sun, a south-facing wall is ideal. If it gets a lot of sun, it will grow less and the leaves will look a bit withered. The leaves are green and shiny and have three lobes.