Nothing says springtime quite like fresh white blossoms appearing on vibrant, green-leafed trees. The fragrance and white hues are the welcoming of a new season. These trees create a beautiful aesthetic and they offer an abundance of shade for you to enjoy the great outdoors under their canopies. Bees and other pollinators are drawn to the blooms, which will benefit the overall health of the area.
With multiple varieties of trees, it's no surprise that each one has different characteristics. Browse through the following list of 10 trees with white flowers in the springtime to find the best one for your landscape!
1. Flowering Dogwood
The Flowering Dogwood grows between 10 and 25 feet tall depending on the variety you choose to grow. This tree's leaves are beautifully green in the spring and summer months then transition to a purplish red in the fall. Pure white flowers decorate the branches. The beauty of this plant truly cannot be missed.
Its botanical name is Cornus florida.
You can plant this tree in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. It will perform best in partial shade, but it can withstand full sun as long as it is watered frequently. The best type of soil for this tree should be moist, well-draining, slightly acidic and fertilized with organic matter.
Large Tree Seedling
Transplanting and care guides are included in this shipment. Also, this seeding is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, meaning if your seedling dies, the company is happy to send a replacement.
2. Yoshino Flowering Cherry
Yoshino Flowering Cherry trees were introduced to the United States in 1912 when they were gifted from Japan. These trees can reach between 35 and 40 feet in height and spread between 15 and 25 feet. The dark green leaves fade to golden orange during the fall months. The wonderful blooms transition from pale pink to white as they mature.
Its botanical name is Prunus x yedoensis.
The Yoshino Cherry tree can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. It can grow in partial to full sun. As long as the soil is well-draining, the tree will perform well. The height and span of this tree makes for an excellent shade tree.
This seedling comes in a 3-inch pot and will measure between 6 and 12 inches in height.
3. Callery Pear
This deciduous tree grows between 30 and 5o feet tall and can spread between 20 and 35 feet. Its leaves are glossy green and ovate in shape. Its leaves have fall interest, as they transition to a purplish red hue. The spring months welcome an abundance of white blooms.
Its botanical name is Pyrus calleryana.
The Callery Pear performs best in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9. Plant it in a location that receives full sun (at least 6 hours per day). The best soil is moist and well-draining.
One thing to be mindful of: this variety is increasingly being recognized as an invasive species. Check your local area before planting this tree!
Callery Pear Seeds
With this order, you'll receive a packet of Callery Pear seeds.
4. Japanese Crape Myrtle
Though similar to the common Crape Myrtle, the Japanese variety has small white flowers and large impressionable 3 to 5 inch long leaves. Its leaves are elongated and don't change much during the fall. Astoundingly, this variety can grow to a height between 35 and 50 feet and a width between 25 and 35 feet! Its bark is identifiable by its reddish-brown peeling bark.
Its botanical name is Lagerstroemia fauriei.
Japanese Crape Myrtle grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 6 through 10. Plant in full sun and well-draining soil. It also has a high tolerance of drought.
Japanese Crape Myrtle Seeds
This order comes with 10 Japanese Crape Myrtle seeds.
5. California Buckeye
The California Buckeye is also commonly known as the California Horse Chestnut. It can grow to a height between 10 and 30 feet and a width between 20 and 30 feet. Its conical clusters of white flowers are very fragrant and look brilliant against the bright green leaves. During this fruitful time, bees buzz frequently around this tree. The nuts produced by this tree are similar in appearance to chestnuts.
Its botanical name is Aesculus californica.
Plant this tree in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 and 8. The soil must be well-draining and is optimal if it's moist to dry. It is a very drought-tolerant tree.
6. Malus Crabapple
It grows to a height between 20 and 30 feet and spreads between 20 and 30 feet as well. Pink buds produce clusters of sweet white blossoms. Its foliage consists of dark green leaves that are ovate.
Its botanical name is Malus crabapple.
Grow it in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. It requires average water needs, so monitor its needs. Soil should be well-draining but moist and moderately fertile. Plant it in a place where it receives full sun.
Live Bare Root Tree
This order comes with a live bare root tree, ready for planting.
7. White Eastern Redbud
During the spring, this tree provides a show of snow-white blossoms just before the fresh leaves appear. The canopy of this tree grows irregularly, but at maturity is vase-shaped. The Redbud reaches a height between 20 and 30 feet and spreads between 15 and 25 feet.
Its botanical name is Cercis canadensis var. alba.
Grow this tree in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9. In order to develop a strong structure, it needs regular pruning. It grows best in full sun but can tolerate partial sun. Soil should be well-draining. The Redbud can adapt to different types of soil, but the best kind is light, rich in nutrients, and moist.
8. Weeping Higan Cherry
As its "weeping" name suggests, the Weeping Higan Cherry tree beautifully droops its long, graceful boughs. The large magenta buds that decorate the limbs blossom into soft pinkish-white blooms during the spring months. Vivid green leaves take over the boughs once the blooms have expired. At maturity, this tree will measure between 15 and 20 feet in both height and width.
Its botanical name is Prunus subhirtella.
Plant this variety in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. It requires regular water, and especially more frequently during the hotter months. Watering deeply during the first growing season helps the tree to establish a strong rooting system. The soil should be humus-rich and well-draining. Pruning the tree will help keep its shape and structure.
Weeping Higan Cherry Seeds
Receive 15 Weeping Higan Cherry seeds with this order.
9. Apple Serviceberry
Enjoy year-round interest with the Apple Serviceberry tree. During the spring, clusters of white flowers cover the branches. During the fall, its blue-green leaves turn red. During the winter, blue-black edible berries appear and complement the silvery-gray smooth bark. At maturity, this tree reaches both a height and width between 20 and 25 feet.
Its botanical name is Amelanchier x grandiflora.
This tree performs best in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9. It will do best in a slightly acidic soil but can tolerate other types. Sprinkling a layer of mulch around the tree will aid it in retaining moisture and moderating the soil temperature. Full sun is the best for the growth of the Apple Serviceberry.
Live Apple Serviceberry Tree
This order comes with a live bare root tree, ready for planting.
10. Carolina Silverbell
White, bell-shaped blooms appear in April and May and hang on trailing stalks. The blooms may have twinges of pale pink and measure between 1/2 and 3/4 inches. At maturity, this tree measures between 30 and 40 feet in height and 20 and 35 feet in width. The leaves of this tree measure between 2 and 5 inches long.
Its botanical name is Halesia tetraptera.
For best results, plant this tree in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. The best type of soil for this tree's performance is well-draining, slightly acidic, and rich in nutrients. High levels of organic matter increase the health of the Carolina Silverbell. It will do best in a location that has light shade, but it can tolerate full sun if properly watered.
Carolina Silverbell Seedling
This Carolina Silverbell seedling comes in a 1-gallon planter pot, ready for transplanting.
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