Crabapple, redbud, pear, hawthorn and plum trees have a wonderful way of announcing, “Spring is here!” After a long, cold winter, these trees are some of the first to wake up and share their fragrant, vivid blossoms.
Not only do many of these trees produce edible fruit, but also are well adapted to Front Range conditions, which is why you’ll find them all over town.
We also appreciate the positive psychological effect these ornamental early bloomers bring: warmer, longer days are on their way! All of these varieties are available at the nursery.
Originally published on January 1st, 2012. Updated on April 3rd, 2020.