People ask us all the time “What tree should I plant in my backyard?” In fact there are many trees that flourish in our mid-western climate. However, there are a few trees that truly stand out above the rest when it comes to disease resistant, beautiful, and hearty trees. Read about some of them below:
The Crab Apple
This tree is notorious for so many reasons, but did you know that you can get disease-resistant varieties that even produce small fruits. These should be relatively easy to care for, and are beautiful too!
The Ginkgo Tree
Ginkgo Trees have been a recent winner when studies were conducted by the Chicago Botanic Garden searching for the best performers in the warming climate. Autumn Gold Ginkgo trees provide gorgeous color, and wonderful shade, sometimes growing to be 120 feet tall!
Another beautiful tree that is great for a mid-west landscape the redbud is the “eye candy of every season”. It is one of first trees to bloom in the spring and can add beautiful pinks and white to your early spring days. In the fall, the colors change to golds and oranges.
The Pagoda Dogwood Tree
In the spring you will enjoy fragrant clusters of white flowers and in the fall, blue and purple flowers will make their own appearance. The Pagoda Dogwood Tree is lovely, and can be nostalgic for anyone who has lived in the mid-west for much of their lives.
The Holly Tree
The Holly Tree might be a surprise choice, but they are incredibly hearty, fast-growing and ornamental. They can be used to create hedges, and people love the pop of color the bright red berries add to their landscape.
Tidd Tree is Kansas City’s tree expert. We’d love to talk about your tree plans for this spring and summer! Call us today!