Early Spring Flowers

When the days are long and cold, we commonly look for signs of spring. Fortunately, if you look around, there are signs of spring everywhere! There are many varieties of plants that are the harbingers of spring! Continue reading for the early spring flowers that are a must in your landscape!


Everyone knows about Forsythia. This shrub is a true sign that spring has almost arrived. It usually blooms mid-February and makes quite a showing! The tiny yellow flowers line all of the woody stalks. Once the flowering is complete, Forsythia leafs out. Be sure to plant your Forsythia in full sun!

Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince

This one is a beauty! The Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince is another shrub that is a precursor to spring’s arrival! Again, the Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince will bloom mid-February, just like the previously mentioned plants. This shrub is an excellent addition to a small space, as it grows 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Use the flowering quince in a grouping or by itself.

Magnolia liliiflora

The Magnolia liliiflora is a true showstopper! Many people don’t realize that this is a Magnolia, as it is commonly referred to as the “Tulip Tree.” Known for its pinkish-purple flower that completely envelops the tree, it is the perfect choice for the focal point of the yard. This tree can grow to be ten to fifteen feet tall. The Magnolia liliiflora begins blooming mid-February and will keep its blooms for up to six weeks!


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