Sorbus thuringiaca ‘Fastigiata’ – As with many of the eye-catching flowering trees, rowans are related to the rose family. Its clusters of white flowers later turn into bright orange berries that birds love.
Prunus padus – A bushy tree from the rose family, which shows its attractive white flowers in spring. These will transform into fruits that birds love, hence its name.
Prunus serrulata ‘Kanzan’ – Intensely rich pink flowering, one of the most lush and romantic trees around. When it starts flowering, it steals the show.
Magnolia ✕ soulangeana – Magnolias are an odd bunch. They thrive in a Northern temperate climate, yet they appear tropical. Their big bold flowers open up in early spring when it’s still quite cold. Come summer, all flowers will be gone, but even then magnolias are a beautifully dense green.
Amelanchier lamarckii – An all seasons star. Lush flowering early spring makes it hard to miss. Clusters of white flowers against intense red and green leaves. Blue berries in summer, and lush red autumn colors.