Few landscape features evoke the sense of spring and summer that flowering trees can. With their brilliant colors and fragrant scents, these trees remind us that the seasons are in constant motion. You can enjoy these transitions by incorporating crape myrtle, eastern redbud, yoshino cherry, and saucer magnolia trees into your landscape design. Moreover, your local garden design service can help you select varieties that complement your backyard.

Groff Landscape Design offers such services to residents of West Falls Church, VA. We design and install landscape systems that meet your needs and your aesthetic desires. For a balanced and functional result, we offer both hardscapes and softscapes. Contact us today at (703) 999-8225 to discuss how we can transform your landscape.

Below, we detail the best flowering trees for your backyard:

Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia indica) grow singular, crepe paper-like flowers in pink, red, white, and lavender. They also have dark leaves and grow from multiple stems up to 40 feet tall. You can select either a tree or shrub variety, the latter of which makes a charming focal point in any small garden design.

They also have an exfoliating out layer, beneath which is their dark brown or gray under-bark. Keep in mind that this variety blooms in the summer.

Eastern Redbud

Eastern redbuds (Cercis canadensis) have small, bright blossoms that cover the tree’s branches in lavender, pink, and red. Their leaves begin as a reddish-purple before turning dark green. Indigenous to North America, eastern redbuds prefer partial shade to full sun and grow up to 30 feet tall. You might use them to add privacy to your backyard design.

Yoshino Cherry

For soft pink and white blooms, consider the yoshino cherry (Prunus x yedoensis). This upright cherry tree variety can grow up to 40 feet tall. They prefer partial shade to full sun and need shielding from strong winds, which makes them ideal for planting in small groups. Consider growing these trees in a clear view from your windows or as part of your garden design plan

Saucer Magnolia

Enthusiasts love saucer magnolias (Magnolia x soulangeana) for their lemon-scented goblet blooms, which range between white, pink, lavender, and purple. These trees prefer full sun. However, avoid planting them with southern exposure to prevent them from blooming early.

Saucer magnolias can grow up to 33 feet tall. We suggest surrounding these trees with ground foliage, such as ferns or hostas, to create a verdant outline in your landscape.

Local Garden Design Services in Falls Church, VA

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Entrust Groff Landscape Design with your backyard garden design in Falls Church, VA. With 15 years of landscape experience in the region, we know which trees thrive best in our climate. Furthermore, we can help you determine where your new trees should be placed to create a cohesive landscape. Our service options include hardscape features and landscape accessories as well. Build your dream yard today: contact us at (703) 999-8225.