Last Updated on February 19, 2022 by Paul Guzman
Early Blooming Trees and Plants. Flowering Pear trees bloom in early spring Pyrus Calleryana ‘Bradford’ or Bradford Pear. The Aristocrat pear is remarkably similar. Both have gorgeous white blooms that last about 2-4 weeks. The Tree will grow to about 40-50 ft. tall and wide. Nice thick dark green foliage spring through summer seasons. The foliage will also turn a nice red/purple color in late fall. It is a deciduous tree which means it will lose its leaves during the chilly winter months.
The Purple Leaf Flowering Plum. The light lavender-pink blooms last about 2-3 weeks. Then it gives out dark purple foliage; thus the name. Deciduous.
The Purple leaf plum in full bloom.
The purple leaf plum will turn a nice burgundy color after blooms have expired.
Fruit Trees that bloom early
All fruit trees will bloom in early spring. Apples, peaches, apricots, plums, crab apples. From brilliant white blooms to deep pink flowers.
The Centurion Crabapple has bright pink blooms that are spectacular in mass. You can see photos of this tree over at monrovia.com
Early Blooming Trees and Plants
The photo below is the flowering Crabapple tree at full growth – Beautiful. It is a cold-hardy tree and flowering buds burst open in early spring. Beautiful cherry pink blossoms. It is a small tree about 20ft. tall and wide. It likes the Southwest climate and can tolerate poor soil.
Ice plants – Due to the early season, warmer weather in the southwest most ice plants (Delosperma nubigenum) is now blooming. This yellow flowering ice plant grows to about 2″ maybe 3″ in height and can spread 36″ in width. It will bloom all the way through mid-summer. A perfect plant for ground cover soil erosion purposes.
The Redbud tree will bloom early in the spring season.
The Forsythia Plant – Early blooming plant.
A nice-looking, deciduous shrub with a rounded outline on an upright form that has brilliant yellow foliage with lots of soft yellow flowers that will announce the arrival of spring!
The Carolina Jessamine
A vine that will bloom bright yellow flowers in late winter until mid-spring. It’s amazing how this yellow flowering vine will bloom even in snowy weather. Learn more about this flowering vine by visiting this page. Carolina Jessamine.
This early-blooming plant provides deep pink blooms in early spring. It likes full sun but may lose its flowers during the mid-summer hot sun in the Southwest. It can tolerate poor soil but will look better and last longer if planted with good loamy potting soil. Most gardening stores will have the Creeping Phox Subulata which are the most common.