Laburnum flowers

Many species of trees flower and some are more conspicuous than others and some put on a superb floral display. In May the most common flowering species of trees,  shrubs and climbers includes the following but this is not a full list but a few examples:-

  • Horse Chestnut (Aesculus)
  • Judas tree (Cercis)
  • Quince (Chaenomeles)
  • Clematis
  • Dogwood (Cornus)
  • Cotoneaster
  • Thorns including Hawthorn (Crataegus)
  • Cytisus
  • Dove tree (Davidia involucrata)
  • Ash (Fraxinus)
  • Halesia
  • Laburnum
  • Lonicera
  • Apple (Malus)
  • Fox glove tree (Paulowina tomentosa)
  • Cherries (Prunus)
  • Pears (Pyrus)
  • Potentilla
  • Rowans and Whitebeams (Sorbus)
  • Wisteria

Here are a few examples of flowering bonsai trees that were present at the Wessex Bonsai Show Open Competition in May this year.

In addition to a few more images of some flowering bonsai trees for May…