Add colour and vibrancy with flowering trees

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Photographs Francois Oberholster l Styling Melissa Rautenbach and Hanniki Bruère

With an abundance of fragrant pink pea-like flowers, the blossom tree takes your breath away in spring. It’s a rapid grower and should, with good care, reach its mature size within a few years.

Although the tree has a fairly short lifespan (about 20 years), its beautiful pink blooms make it a worthwhile choice for a new garden. This fast grower will soon provide shade, structure and colour. Blossom trees do well in compost-rich sandy and loamy soil and need sufficient water until established. Protect young trees from frost; mature blossom trees can handle some frost.

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