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Coming Soon to a Landscape Near You

You may have noticed some flowering trees already this spring: the white blooms of serviceberry, plums and ornamental pears and the pink of Japanese magnolia and peaches. More
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Eastern Redbud

Photo of eastern redbud blossoms
Eastern redbud is a native shrub or small tree that is distinctly ornamental in spring with small, clustered, rose-purple flowers covering the bare branches before the leaves. More

Eastern Redbud

Photo of an eastern redbud tree growing at woodland border
Redbud grows statewide, in open woodland, borders of woods, dolomite glades, and along rocky streams and bluffs; also found in landscape plantings. In the wild, it is generally an understory tree. More

Eastern Redbud

Photo of an eastern redbud tree in bloom
Eastern redbud is a favorite small, spring-flowering landscaping tree. In fall the leaves turn yellow or greenish yellow. Many people find the pods attractive as well. More

Eastern Redbud

Photo of eastern redbud blossoms
Cercis canadensis
Eastern redbud is a native shrub or small tree that is distinctly ornamental in spring with small, clustered, rose-purple flowers covering the bare branches before the leaves. More

Eastern Redbud (Flowers)

Photo of an eastern redbud tree branch covered in rose-purple blossoms
In spring, redbud’s clusters of small, rose-purple flowers cover the bare branches. It blooms in late March to early May. Note that the petals of the flowers are in the typical pea-family configuration. The flowers are edible and can be eaten in salads, either raw or pickled; in Mexico, they are fried. More

Flowering Spring Trees

downy serviceberry
Learn which native Missouri trees produce canopies of spring blossoms. The last two weeks of April is the best time to see them. More

Hawthorns

Photo of hawthorn trees blooming on lawn of Missouri state capitol
Various species in the genus Crataegus
Our state flower, the hawthorn, is solidly represented in Missouri. There are about 100 different kinds of hawthorns that occupy almost every kind of soil in every part of the state. Member of the rose family, hawthorns are closely related to apples. More