We went on a mini vacation this past weekend. We were blessed with beautiful driving weather and the southeastern United States looked like spring had arrived!
Once in Charleston, South Carolina & I fell in love with these early blooming Bradford Pear Trees!
These fast growing trees were introduced into the United States in 1963 by the USDA and have many pros and cons to planting & caring for them. Originally from China & Korea, this shallow rooted tree has an early bloom, a pyramidal shape and good fall color.
This article looks at the pros & cons of this pretty tree. After reading it & some others, I think there are better native options to this tree, but it sure made my early spring travels bloom! 🙂
We’ll have a gardening update this weekend. Happy Gardening!