Phenomenal blooms in North Carolina

Phenomenal blooms in North Carolina

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories, Plants
February 15, 2024

North Carolina's climate is perfect for various trees and shrubs that produce captivating blooms. Adding them to your landscape will infuse color and interest, creating a serene and enjoyable outdoor atmosphere around your home or commercial space. Below are a few that our design team uses to get that "wow" factor when designing beautiful landscapes. 

Hydrangea: Renowned for its exquisite and large blooms, the hydrangea thrives in North Carolina's temperate climate. From the classic mophead hydrangeas with their pom-pom-like clusters to the lace cap hydrangeas featuring delicate, flat-topped blooms, these shrubs offer an array of colors, including shades of pink, blue, and purple. Enduring throughout the growing season, hydrangeas create a stunning visual impact in gardens and landscapes.

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia): A Southern favorite, the crape myrtle graces North Carolina with its spectacular summer blooms. With clusters of vibrant flowers ranging from white and pink to red and purple, these deciduous shrubs or small trees bring a touch of elegance to both residential and public spaces.

Dogwood (Cornus Florida): The flowering dogwood, North Carolina's state flower, is celebrated for its iconic four-petaled blossoms. Appearing in spring, the dogwood's delicate blooms showcase shades of white, pink, and red, adding a charming touch to the state's woodlands and landscapes.

Azalea: The azalea, with its stunning, showy blooms, is a true Southern gem. Flourishing in the acidic soils of North Carolina, these shrubs erupt in a riot of colors, including whites, pinks, purples, and reds, creating a breathtaking display in gardens, parks, and along wooded trails.

Cherry Trees: Cherry blossom trees, particularly the Yoshino cherry, paint North Carolina in delicate hues of pink and white during their springtime bloom. These ornamental trees provide a picturesque spectacle.