This is one of my favorites…it is too bad they are only for the adventurous and not completely hardy here in Minnesota. I’m 0 for 2 in my backyard. Moving on to a Serviceberry for 2013.

Beautiful early bloomer, covered in pink-red flowers that cover branches. The heart-shaped leaves on this ornamental tree are wonderful throughout the year with a shimmering green/purple hue. Can have hardiness issues in unprotected locations.

Varieties – Eastern Redbud