You know the cereal marketing slogan, “Taste the Rainbow”? Well we’re taking a separate approach here at Casey Trees and will show you the rainbow. The rainbow of trees’ spring blooms that is! Each of the trees we’ll highlight are available for free through our residential programs. So whether you prefer bold red, sunny yellow, or classic pinks, trees offer something for everything:
Witch hazel is an excellent understory tree that produces fiery-yellow, fragrant flowers that stand out in the fall and winter. Another standout? Its attractive foliage in all growing seasons with leaves that are bright green in spring and turn yellow to yellowish-orange colors in fall. The extract witch hazel is distilled from the bark of young stems and roots. Grown in full sun or partial shade, witch hazel will reach 20 feet in height in 20 to 30 years. You can get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.
With its unusually straight trunk, tulip tree logs were hollowed out by Native Americans for use as canoes. Its beautiful flowers, furrowed bark and tulip-shaped leaves make it a beautiful shade tree. The tulip tree is one of our fastest growing trees here in the Washington, DC region. Often nestled in a little creek or stream valley, they grow quickly and often fool you into looking older than they really are. But their grandeur and superlative qualities belie their finer points. They have simple, but peculiar blunt-tipped, four-lobed leaves and beautiful greenish-yellow with orange flowers. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.
The rest of the rainbow: Red/Orange
Stay tuned next week when we look at blue and purple blooms!