Continuing with our list of early bloomers is the pretty and whimsical Redbud tree. Redbuds are a beautiful tree year round. They have lovely pink pea shaped flowers in the spring, which are followed by green heart shaped leaves. Plant Redbuds in full sun to part shade for the best results.
Azaleas and Rhododendrons
Azaleas and Rhododendrons are two varieties of shrub that will really add color to your landscape. Azaleas are available in a multitude of colors including red, orange, yellow and pink. Rhododendrons are usually pink to purplish in color. Both prefer acidic soils. Azaleas prefer a location with full sun to part shade, and Rhododendrons do best in part shade.