Flowers appear in tall spikes in early summer and beckon pollinators and hummingbirds. Aesculus turbinata is a tough urban tree that withstands streetside conditions. Landscape use: Place as a shade or specimen tree in a front or backyard. Include in a wildlife garden. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.
The apple tree cultivar "Gala" is from New Zealand and produces light-pink flowers that turn into orange and red fruits. A cross between "Kidd's Orange Red" and "Golden Delicious," "Gala" has rich and flavorful apples that are candidates for juicing.
Crepe Myrtle. Crape Myrtles are shrubs or small trees that are widely grown in warmer regions for their large, dramatic and colorful flowers which are produced all summer. Their bright colors are bold in the brightest sunlight and these rapid-growing plants will quickly bring your garden alive.
An excellent landscape choice for all four seasons, the White Dogwood is a favorite in many yards and gardens. White “flowers” show their beauty in spring, foliage turns a vibrant red-purple in fall and glossy red fruits attract winter songbirds for the enjoyment of all.
Ideal for small gardens, Malus 'Evereste' (Crabapple) is a charming deciduous tree with several seasons of interest. Opening from rich red buds, masses of large, cup-shaped, white blossoms, 2 in. across (5 cm), appear in late spring, just as the foliage is unfolding.
Tolerates light shade, but best bloom occurs in full sun. Prefers organically rich, moist, slightly acidic soils with good drainage. Needs good air circulation. Tolerates urban conditions well. To the extent practicable, faded flower panicles should be removed prior to seed set. Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis' is an ideal candidate for confined spaces as it grows to only 4 x 4 metres in 20 years when planted in any but wet or shallow chalky soils. This Winter Flowering cherry tree is pollution tolerant, making it well suited to an urban environment.