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Late Fall and Early Winter are the Best Times to Gift Trees

avondale redbud tree, small flowering treesAre you struggling with an idea for a holiday gift? How about one that will provide years and years of benefit. Your friend will remember you every spring if you give them the gift of a small, flowering tree. Try to find one that is growing in a seven-gallon or smaller container. You don’t want to give them a hernia along with your present!

Allow at least a fifteen-foot diameter for planting. Trees prefer to be planted when dormant, so November and December are ideal for establishment. You can attach a photograph and simple instructions along with the bow. You might even include a sturdy spade to complete the gift. Keep the tree watered outside until right before presentation.

Here are some exceptional little trees that can beautify a residential yard—my favorites. Talk to your nursery person to discover which would do well in your area.

‘Jane’ Magnolia

‘Covey’ Weeping Redbud

‘Acoma’ Crapemyrtle

‘Sango-kaku’ Japanese Maple

‘Low-grow’ Sumac

‘Sargent’ Crabapple

‘Princess Diana’ Serviceberry

‘Carolina’ Silverbell

‘Jalena’ Witch Hazel

‘Colonial Blue’ Chaste Tree

‘Flame’ Maple

‘Avondale’ Redbud

Great Gift Idea—A Small Flowering Tree