Flowering Trees in Tingshu’s Garden

I am Tingshu Hu from Dunstable, Massachusetts (Zone 5b). I would like to share some pictures of my flowering trees in my front yard.

We came across this ‘Pink Cascade’ weeping peach (Prunus persica ‘Pink Cascade’, Zones 5–9) in a garden center. It had one flower and two buds. The flower was very attractive, so we took it home. We didn’t expect it to grow into such a gorgeous tree. It blooms for more than two weeks, from late April to mid May.

In this view of the front yard from between the flowering branches of the peach tree, you can see our Havanese dog, Luke, waiting at the garden gate.

In the side yard, the Forsythia (Zones 5–8), flowering quince (Chaenomeles, Zones 4–8), and ‘Jane’ magnolia (Magnolia ‘Jane’, Zones 4–8) are in full bloom.

Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis, Zones 4–9) is another gorgeous tree with a long flowering period. It blooms from early May for about two weeks.

Looking toward the side yard from below the branches of the redbud, you can see the pink/red crabapple (Malus sp., Zones 3–8) that is an offspring of a ‘Prairie Fire’ crabapple in the backyard. It bears some similarity with its mother but is not the same. The white one in the middle is ‘Sugar Tyme’ crabapple (Zones 4–8), and the pink one is ‘Louisa’ weeping crabapple (Zones 4–8).

The same trees from a different angle

Looking toward the pergola from the redbud branch

Another angle from below the redbud tree. On the right side is lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Beauty of Moscow’, Zones 3–7).


‘Jane’ magnolia tree and flowering quince


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