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Best small to medium flowering or fruiting trees for landscaping in Maryland!

There are several small to medium-sized flowering or fruiting trees that are well-suited for landscaping in Maryland. Here are some options:


Dogwood
  • Dogwood (Cornus florida): A beautiful deciduous tree that produces showy flowers in the spring and attractive red berries in the fall. There are several cultivars available with different flower colors.

 

Redbud
  • Redbud (Cercis canadensis): Another popular deciduous tree with pink or purple flowers that bloom in the spring. It also produces small edible pods in the summer.

 
Serviceberry
  • Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.): A small, multi-stemmed tree with delicate white flowers in the spring and edible fruit in the summer. It is also known for its attractive fall foliage.

 
Cherry
  • Cherry (Prunus spp.): There are several species of cherry trees that are suitable for Maryland, including the Yoshino cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) and the Kwanzan cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'). Both produce beautiful pink flowers in the spring.

 
Crabapple
  • Crabapple (Malus spp.): Crabapple trees are known for their showy flowers in the spring and colorful fruit in the fall. There are many cultivars available with different flower colors and fruit sizes.

 
Persimmon
  • Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana): A small tree that produces sweet, edible fruit in the fall. It also has attractive foliage and bark.

 
Plum
  • Plum (Prunus spp.): Several species of plum trees are suitable for Maryland, including the American plum (Prunus americana) and the Japanese plum (Prunus salicina). Both produce attractive flowers in the spring and edible fruit in the summer.

 

These are just a few options for small to medium-sized flowering or fruiting trees that are well-suited for landscaping in Maryland. Be sure to select a tree that is appropriate for your site conditions (e.g. soil type, sunlight exposure, etc.) and consult with a local nursery or arborist for additional advice.

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