Imagine enjoying a spring morning and seeing vibrant purple flowers decorating the sky outside your kitchen window. Try escaping from the boiling summer sun by laying back in your hammock under a shield of fiery orange flowers. Surround yourself with autumn colors of bright yellow flowers and watch the delicate petals fall to the ground around you like popcorn exploded from up above. Step outside during our mild winters and take in the fragrant smell from tree dripping with pinkish purple flowers. Now imagine being able to live that life where flowers were always in bloom no matter what time of year. With the simple planting of four trees throughout your property you can make this dream a reality. Keep reading to learn more about just which trees will help you do this.
Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) – April to June
The Jacaranda is an extravagant tree that produces beautiful purple to blue flowers across its naturally dome-shaped canopy from April to June. The Jacaranda is deciduous between the months of December and February. Being deciduous during the mild winter months, this tree a great choice to plant on the south facing side of the property so as to let light and passive solar heat come through the branches when the sun is lowest in the sky. Flowers will appear on the tree first and will last for two to three months. As the flowers develop the leaves will start showing and within a matter of a month the entire canopy will be full and lush.
Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) – May to July
The Royal Poinciana is by far a serious crowd pleaser and jaw dropper when it comes to a showy display of bright orange to red flowers. The tree grows a beautiful crown that is full of flowers from May to July and will blanket the streets and lawns of many South Florida communities. The diameter of the trunk can grow to over 4 feet and the canopy diameter can reach over 60 feet while the height will stay near 40 feet.
Yellow Poinciana (Peltophorum dubium) – June to October
The Yellow Poinciana is a beautiful tree that carries bright yellow flowers heavily one year and lighter the next year. The alternating years of flowering also applies to the deciduousness of the tree’s leaves. Heavy flowers equals heavy defoliation and light flowers equals light defoliation. The tree blooms from June to October and will produce a canopy that stays high and keeps a large section of cleared trunk.
Hong Kong Orchid (Bauhinia blakeana) – October to March
The Hong Kong Orchid is a snowbird’s perfect tree. This showy tree produces purple to pink flowers from October to March and closely resemble an orchid’s flower, hence the name. The tree became so popular over the past century that Hong Kong has placed the flower upon their flag and coins. Besides having stunning flowers, the leaves on the tree are uniquely shaped like that of a butterfly’s wings or the shape of a heart. Another plus of the tree is the sweet fragrance of the flower and its attractiveness to hummingbirds.
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We would love to plant these trees for you. If you’re interested in year-round flowering, or maybe just for a season, contact us to learn more about how we can help you add color to your outdoor living space.