All trees produce flowers, but some of our native trees produce eye-popping masses of blooms in the spring. These are the white-flowering serviceberry, wild plum, flowering dogwood and hawthorn, the brilliant pink red bud, and the striking red buckeye.
Spring bloom starts in southern Missouri in March and travels north, and from lower to higher elevation as the average daily temperature rises. North Missouri's bloom peaks and begins to fade in May. The best time to tour the state's springtime parade of showy woodland trees is during the last two weeks of April.