Trees to Plant For Spring Flowers and Fall Fruit!

Trees to Plant For Spring Flowers and Fall Fruit!

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We always look forward to fragrant, beautiful spring blooms, then wait salivating for juicy fruit to ripen in the fall! The beauty of fruiting plants is that they flower first! Some flowers are massive dramatic displays, while other fruiting trees may be less showy. So if you want the best of both the spring and fall growing seasons, check out these Fruit Trees that give you something to look forward to during the beginning and end of the year!

 

Fall in love with these Ornamental Edible Trees that bring the best of both worlds to your dining table and curb appeal!

1. Bonanza Peach

Bonanza Peach

Not only a pretty edible tree, but the Bonanza Peach Tree is a pint-sized dwarf that allows any yard of any size to enjoy fragrant hot pink blooms and sweet yellow peaches! Plus you will enjoy fall color and an ornamental container plant!

Peach trees, in general, are amazing spring-blooming plants and they produce massive clouds of single or double pink fragrant flowers along the stems in early spring. Peaches can ripen from summer into fall depending upon which cultivar you have selected. The nice thing about Peach trees is that most are self-pollinating and you only need one tree to produce fruit!

  • Hot Pink Fragrant Blooms
  • Yellow Freestone Peaches With A Red Blush
  • Golden Orange Fall Color
  • Container & Planter Size 4-6 Feet Tall & Wide
  • Self-Pollinating

Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 7 to 9, warm climate gardeners love these tiny, multi-faceted fruiting trees that offer three seasons of interest! Try the Red Baron Peach Tree for a fragrant flowering mid-sized version.

2. Laroda Plum Tree

Laroda Plum

The Laroda Plum Tree is a white-blooming heavy-flowering fruit tree that produces dark purple fruit with sweet amber flesh inside. Not self-fertile, Laroda does better with a Santa Rosa which is just as beautiful as it is flavorful!

  • Fragrant Drifts of White Spring Blooms
  • Dark Purple Smooth Plums With Amber Flesh
  • Sweet Wine-Like Flavor
  • Fall Color

Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 6 to 9, Laroda grows up to 20 feet in height and 12 feet in width, this ornamental Plum handles the heat and sun.

3. Pineapple Guava

Pineapple Guava

The Pineapple Guava Tree (Acca sellowiana) is a semi-tropical fruit tree with showy deep red blooms that have exaggerated pollen anthers. Guava have exotic blooms that are edible and look pretty in salads and as garnish! They give way to green fruit with a white interior that bursts with pineapple-banana flavor!

 

  • Exotic Deep Red Showy Edible Blooms
  • Leathery Gray-Green Foliage
  • Green Fruit With White Flesh
  • Pineapple-Banana Flavor
  • Aromatic & Pear-Like Texture
  • Although considered self-pollinating, generally produces more and better-quality fruit if a second variety is planted nearby

The foliage is your typical Mediterranean gray-green, which is oval and leathery. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 8 to 10, these mid-sized trees grow just 10-15 feet in height and width.

4. Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon Tree

Weeping Persimmon Tree

Not only pretty in form with its drooping branches and lush foliage, the Magic Fountain™ Weeping Persimmon also features creamy white to pale yellow bell-shaped blooms! In addition to the bright yellow and orange fall color, the Weeping Persimmon will then give you a treeful of conical golden-yellow fruit, about an inch in diameter in the late fall. The rich, sweet flavor has a hint of honey.

  • Showy Creamy Bell-Shaped Blooms
  • Conical Golden-Yellow Fall Fruit
  • Rich Sweet Honeyed Flavor
  • Fall Color & Ornamental Weeping Form
  • Considered self-pollinating but the fruit set increases with another Persimmon nearby

Magic Fountain™ grows 10-15 feet in height and only spreads to 5-7 feet in width. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 9, these deciduous trees look great all year round!

5. Apple Trees

Apple Trees

Apple trees in general give you the best of both worlds when looking for an edible landscaping ornamental fruit tree! With gorgeous fragrant blooms that typically have pink buds that pop open into white to pink blooms, the lush green leaves and wide range of sizes, flavors, textures, and harvest times available to you! Most of the Apple varieties will need 2 kinds to cross-pollinate for the fruit to set. There are so many cultivars of Apples that we offer that you can select from many fall fruiting selections to choose from.

From Trees that handle arctic cold to heat and humidity, and sizes that range from dwarf and container-ready trees to prominent large-scale and heirloom specimens. We even have Espalier Edible Grafted Apple Trees and Columnar varieties!

  • Beautiful Fragrant Spring Flowers
  • Lush Green Foliage
  • Early, Mid-Season & Late-Season Varieties
  • Fantastic Baking, Fresh-Eating, Long-Storing & Dessert Fruit
  • Vast Range of Growing Zones
  • Wide Range of Tree Sizes & Shapes
  • Some Have Great Fall Color!

 

The pretty year-round edible ornamentals with a world of diversity, Apple trees are the epitome of double-duty landscaping!

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Honorable Mention

  • Fruiting Pear Trees produce massive clouds of white flowers and a bonus of wonderful crops of pears in the fall. Generally, most Pear varieties will require 2 kinds to cross-pollinate so you get plenty of fruit on both trees.
  • Sweet Cherry Trees or Sour Pie Cherries are both fragrant spring-blooming trees producing clouds of white bloom, but most Cherry fruits will ripen in late spring and summer, not fall.
  • Elderberry plants are not technically trees, but large suckering shrubs can be pruned into a small tree form that produces massive umbels of flat-topped white flower clusters in later spring and take their time developing massive clusters of ripened fruit in early fall. Plus both the flowers and fruit are edible medicinals!

 

Have The Prettiest Fruit Trees On The Block!

Using unique and ornamental Fruit Trees in place of your usual one-and-done flowering trees gives you the benefit of their curb appeal while supporting your accessibility to fresh homegrown fruit! No matter your Hardiness Zone or how much room you have available, these trees will give you the best of both worlds!

Nature Hills Nursery has a huge selection of fruit trees that offer pollinator-friendly scented blooms, and healthy fruit, and add so much to your landscape with shade, fall color, and winter interest!

All you need is a full sun area with ample drainage and fertility, some regular moisture, and the help of Nature Hills Nurserys’ #ProPlantTips For Care and know the lowdown on how to plant your Fruit Tree for lifelong success, when to harvest, how to Prune for the most fruit and all about why some trees need a pollinator partner!

Have your curb appeal and eat it too! Buy the prettiest Fruit Trees available at Nature Hills Nursery!

Happy Planting!

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