Flowering Tree

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    Gardens at Bellsflower Farm

    Today we’re visiting Ruth Ann Mummey’s garden. We moved to our farm, located outside the village of Sergeantsville, New Jersey, in 1995. We named it Bellsflower because we could hear…

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    Chaste tree

    Vitex agnus-castus

    This small tree boasts an upright, spreading form and finely dissected gray-green foliage.

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    ‘Superba’ littleleaf lilac

    Syringa pubescens ssp. microphylla 'Superba'

    This fragrant cultivar bears single rose-pink flowers in midseason, which often rebloom in late summer or autumn.

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    ‘Mount Baker’ lilac

    Syringa × hyacinthiflora 'Mount Baker'

    This early flowering hybrid produces fragrant, single white flowers.

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    Mescal bean

    Sophora secundiflora

    This flowering evergreen tree has pinnate leaves 4 to 6 inches long.

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    ‘Lilac Sunday’ Chinese lilac

    Syringa  × chinensis 'Lilac Sunday'

    This fragrant hybrid ( S.

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    ‘Velvet Cloak’ smoke tree

    Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak'

    This shrub or small tree has stunning deep purple foliage that turns orange-red in autumn.

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    African scurf pea

    Psoralea pinnata

    This short-lived shrub or small tree with feathery foliage is blanketed in late spring with fragrant, pea-shaped violet blooms with white wings.

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    ‘Henri Robert’ lilac

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Henri Robert’

    This cultivar has double bluish-purple flowers that open from violet buds in midseason.

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    Flowering quince

    Chaenomeles × superba ‘Texas Scarlet’

    One look at ‘Texas Scarlet’ flowering quince in bloom and most gardeners are instantly sold.