A List of Flowering Trees
Ornamental Varieties

This list of flowering trees is divided by color, mature size and season of bloom. Spring blooming trees. Ornamental tropical and hardy trees. Dwarf trees. Fast growing, small and large flowering trees are all for sale here.

Red flowering bottlebrush tree.Weeping Bottlebrush Tree

In their season of bloom, flowering trees take center stage in the landscape. While they are flushing, they draw the eye up by adding color at a height.

Many of the trees on this page retain their ornamental appeal even when they are out of bloom.

For instance, many varieties of crape myrtle feature colorful leaves in fall and exfoliating bark in winter.

Growing Advice:

Nearly all of the trees listed here will need to be planted in full sun in order to bloom abundantly.

Spring blooming trees were too numerous to list here, so they have their own page.

Tropical Flowering Trees
Summer Blooming Ornamental Trees

Tabebuia tree in spring flush.

White Angel Trumpet

List of Flowering Trees by Color

Yellow Flowering Trees

Golden Rain Tree
from: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.

  • Tabebuia
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Angel Trumpet
  • Yellow Elder

Pink Flowering Trees

There is quite a bit of overlap between the pink, purple and red flowering trees, so be sure to look at all the images to locate just the shade you want.

The Pink Albizia julibrissin Mimosa matures to a height of 35 feet. The variety, 'Summer Chocolate Silk' tops out at 20 feet making it the superior choice for small yards.

Purple Flowering Trees

The purple foliage of the 'Summer Chocolate Silk Tree' will add color and texture to your landscape long after the flowers have faded.

Purple Crape Myrtle
from: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.

Royal Purple Smokebush
from: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.

Zuni Crape Myrtle
from: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.

The Royal Purple Smoke Bush is a 10 foot dwarf that packs one heck of a purple punch! Each spring Cotinus coggygria atropurpurea dons a coat of some of the darkest, most dramatic foliage you will ever see in a landscape tree. In mid-summer it begins to crank out a haze of pinkish purple flowers and doesn't stop until October.

It will grow and bloom in part shade, but achieves its best color in full sun.

Red Flowering Trees

Red Crape Myrtle
from: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.

Tonto Crape Myrtle
from: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.

Crape myrtles are fast growing flowering trees. They are also the longest blooming type on this list of flowering trees and the best ornamental tree to plant if you want trouble-free, season-long color.

White Flowering Trees

Natchez Crape Myrtle
from: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.

Black Locust
from: Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.

The Black Locust Tree covers itself in white pea flowers each summer.

Its leaves turn golden in the cool fall air, giving you another season of glorious color.

Tip: White flowers seem to glow in the fading light at dusk. If this is the time of day you most often spend in your garden, a white-flowered tree will be most enjoyable.

Everything about the Hardy Magnolia is BIG. From its mature height of 35 feet, to its leaves which are forest green on top and flocked cinnamon brown on the undersides, to its fragrant blooms which appear sporadically throughout the summer months.

If you want the same glossy, evergreen foliage and palm-sized blooms on a smaller tree, plant the dwarf 'Little Gem'.

Dwarf Flowering Trees

'Little Gem' Magnolia

Crape myrtles are available in a wide range of sizes. You'll find everything from 18 inch miniatures to 15 foot dwarf crape myrtle trees here.

  • 'Little Gem' Magnolias typically grow to about 15 feet in height.
  • There is a dwarf bottlebrush called 'Little John'
  • Angel Trumpet trees only grow 12-15 feet tall in frost-free climates. They can easily be kept to 6-8 feet when planted in a containers.

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