The Red Bud is a relatively small tree with a short trunk and spreading branches. It typically grows 15 to 30 feet tall and spreads 15 to 25 feet. Red Bud is the first to bloom in the spring with pink to reddish-purple flowers. This tree grows well in moist soils in valleys and on slopes. It is typically found as an understory tree in hardwood forests. Red Bud is also commonly used as an ornamental along streets and in gardens.
Lilac is a large deciduous shrub that produces a fragrant purple flower in the mid-spring to early summer. The shrubs grow 15-20 feet in height. It is a very popular ornamental plant in gardens and parks. Lilacs prefer to grow in full sunlight. They also prefer well drained, neutral to alkaline soil.
Red Osier Dogwood
Large shrub dogwood with bright red stems showing off well in winter snow. Berries are white to gray at maturity, preferred as a wildlife food by bluebirds and game birds. Will grow in wet soils or in better soils.