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Liven Up Your Yard with Trees & Shrubs that Bloom in Cooler Months

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

After a long winter, early March blooms are always a welcome treat. Trees & shrubs that bloom in cooler months are a great way to incorporate late-winter flowers into your yard for years to come. Below are some of our favorite trees & shrubs that typically bloom this time of year.

Winter Daphne
Winter Daphne

Winter Daphne - An evergreen shrub with VERY fragrant blooms - a great shade garden option.

Japanese Magnolias - We carry both Ann (with slightly fragrant red-purple blooms) and Star Magnolias (with fragrant white blooms), which both bloom before leafing out. These large shrubs are a beautiful statement to the yard!

Eastern Redbud - This native small understory tree blooms pinkish-purple flowers on old wood and all along the branches. The blooms are rich in nectar and pollen - an important food source for early bees!

Japanese Andromeda, aka Pieris
Japanese Andromeda, aka Pieris

Japanese Andromeda, aka Pieris - A small to medium sized evergreen shrub in the heath family with long chains of blooms. A bee magnet, the blooms have a light, sweet smell.

Flowering Dogwoods - **These should be in stock in three weeks!**

We'll have varieties 'Spring Grove' (large white blooms) and 'Cherokee Brave' (red blooms that fade to soft pink with white center), and may have some additional cultivars later in the season. These showy native trees are a favorite for people and animals alike - in addition to the amazing spring blooms, they provide bright red berries for birds and the foliage turns a lovely deep red in fall.