Forsythia is a sunny harbinger of spring. Border forsythia is an upright, arching deciduous shrub that offers its bright yellow flowers in early spring. Some branches arch, while others shoot upwards. Use in an informal hedge or as a specimen in a border.
White Flowering Dogwood - official tree of NC and so beautiful: A profusion of full white blooms every spring. Deep green leaves turn scarlet in fall, making your dogwood a beautiful sight in all seasons.
Practical spring-flowering trees - Redbud has glorious purple-pink blossoms which brighten early spring. Full sun or partial shade in hot climes. Needs well drained soil and is kept moist. Prune after bloom.