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Pink Crab Apple
A single crab-apple tree becomes a focal point for a vista or a buttress to anchor a bed or a border. A row of them becomes a wall to bound a garden room or highlight a path or a driveway.
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A twig from an ornamental pear tree.
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These buttery-hued blossoms are from Magnolia "Elizabeth."
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There are a number of woodland species, such as redbuds (Cercis spp.), that will flourish in light shade -- although in such situations they will bear fewer flowers.
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This Carolina silverbell is a mid-spring bloomer.
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Dove trees (Davidia involucrata) are known to be aflutter in mid-spring with handkerchief-like blossoms
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Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is slow in growth and compact, ideal for a shady nook or a woodland garden.
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Laburnum tolerates pruning, so it's suitable for formal landscapes.
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Horse chestnut requires large, open expanses.