an inner-city children's playground in Boston.
And no, they won't work in Perth*.
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And this one 'aint much better:
Crab Apple (Malus sp.)
Like the Dogwood it flowers on the bare wood and then as the new leaves start to appear you get both for a short period (as in this shot) until the flowers finish.
Both are only small trees so they get used basically as understorey - the Maples, Oaks etc telling the main story.
In Perth we could do the same with Oleander.
* Dogwoods like moist, acid soils and cool climates. Perth has dry, alkaline soils and is stinking hot