17 Types of Flowering Trees


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by The Spruce

Does your yard look a little empty? Would you like to add some color? Flowering trees are fun to grow outside a window because you will have something to look forward to every year. Try planting one of these gorgeous flowering trees from 17 Types of Flowering Trees for Home Landscaping by David Beaulieu.

Flowering trees are among the most prized specimens of the yard, making a bold statement and often heralding the return of warmer weather in northern climates. Any tree serves to help form the "backbone" of the landscape, but flowering trees add pizazz to a yard in a way that few other plants can match. These 17 flowering trees (with one exception) are among the most beautiful and popular; choose one or more for your garden.

Warning: Toxic Plants

Two plants in this list, the Oleander and the Red Chestnut, are toxic. These should not be grown near children or pets.

1. Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Star magnolia tree, native to Japan, is one of the first trees to bloom in spring. Its white flowers open before its own leaves have appeared at a time when most other trees are just starting to bud. The star magnolia is smaller than the saucer magnolias, reaching a height of 15 to 20 feet with a similar spread. But although shorter, star magnolia tree makes up for it by beating its taller relative into bloom.

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