Shade / Flowering Trees

Hyatt Landscaping provides many types of landscaping services throughout the Charlotte NC area. One of their landscaping services includes the installation of Shade Trees and Flowering Trees. Shade trees provide an overhead ceiling of foliage while flowering trees are planted for their amazing display of flower color. Both shade trees and flowering trees help create a more comfortable and inviting outdoor living area.

Shade Trees

How do you choose the perfect shade tree?
All shade trees have mature canopy widths,  heights and branching densities that differ from other shade trees. These factors all play a roll in how the space will feel underneath the canopy. Knowing the desired use of the space adjacent to the planting location will help determine which shade tree is best to install.

What are some benefits to shade trees?Example of Elm Shade 04
When shade trees are mature, they can provide an excellent element of play for children through climbing, tree houses, tire swings and more. Shade trees also provide an overhead ceiling of foliage which not only block you from the elements but also provide a much more intimate atmosphere. Most larger growing deciduous trees provide a beautiful display of fall colors as well.

Some examples of shade trees include Maple, Oak and Elm trees.

Flowering Trees

What do flowering trees add to the landscape?
A flowering tree is often smaller than a shade tree. Flowering trees are planted more for their flowering characteristics, which can make them somewhat unnoticeable when not in bloom. Many of the spring blooming trees (Dogwood, Redbud, Cherry, etc) tend to “explode” with color and then fizzle when the leaves begin to bud out.  Although the bloom period is short-lived, the instant display of color and stark contrast to the surroundings more than makes up for it.  Other flowering trees like Crape Myrtles have a much longer bloom time and provide a nice colorful backdrop to the landscape all summer long.

Example of Cherry Flowering 01 How do you incorporate flowering trees in a design?
In addition to flower color and flowering season, there are many other characteristics to take into account when choosing the right flowering tree.  Fruit, leaf color, fall foliage display, shade, privacy and even bark are all factors to consider. Once you’ve determined which flowering trees to install, you can begin to incorporate other plant material that will compliment the trees’ characteristics throughout the year. We also recommend installing a variety of different flowering trees in your landscape to ensure year ’round color.

Some examples of flowering trees include Dogwood, Crape Myrtle, Cherry and Redbud trees.

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