Spring in the South

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!

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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!

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