Top Plants For Sonoma County
Decorative bark, summer flowers, and striking fall color.
Gray-to-brown blotchy but beautiful bark is most attractive on plants trained as small trees with one or more main stems. Year-round good looks are highlighted in mid-to-late summer when terminal flowers appear on branch tips and again in fall as foliage develops brilliant hues. Pruning promotes formation of new branchlets and heavier flowering. For best flower color—white, lavender, pink or cherry red—select plants in bloom.