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Top 10 May Flowering Shrubs, Trees, and Hedges

If you’re looking for some floral flair this May, look no further! We’ve put together our top 10 May flowering shrubs, trees, and hedges. Keep reading to find out our favourite ways to add blooms into your life this month.

1. Crab Apple Tree – Malus Evereste

Not only do crab apple trees provide delicious fruit, they also give you beautiful floral displays in the spring.

2. Hawthorn

Hawthorn is the perfect hedging option for some May flowers. Grow this plant for a springtime abundance of white blooms.

3. Peony – Paeonia lactiflora

This peony variety has unique, crinkled petals. The bright white blooms stand out nicely against the dark green foliage.

4. Hardy Geraniums

For May flowers, you have a whole category of hardy geraniums to choose from, with loads of different types and colours of flowers.

5. Magnolia Trees & Shrubs

A springtime classic, Magnolia trees and shrubs are ideal for a touch of elegance and drama in your garden this May.

6. Deutzia Shrubs

Another elegant choice, Deutzia shrubs become engulfed with star-shaped flowers in the spring. Typically blooming in shades of pink, white, and purple, these plants are perfect for May colour.

7. Flowering Dogwood – Cornus florida

This is a small tree or shrub that offers May displays of tiny green and yellow flowers surrounded by cream-pink flower bracts, giving the illusion of large blushed petals.

8. Rhododendron Shrubs

Another classic choice for springtime blooms, Rhododendrons are beautiful plants that flower in a wide variety of colours. Click below to browse our selection and find the perfect blooms for your May garden!

9. Viburnum plicatum

This shrub is well-known for its stunning layers of lace-cap flowers, beginning as pink buds and maturing into the stunning white you see above.

10. Forsythia

These spring flowering shrubs add a burst of warmth to your May garden with stunning displays of yellow.

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Updated on May 17, 2024

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