10 Magical Trees with White Spring Blooms

Nothing says springtime quite like fresh white blossoms appearing on vibrant, green-leafed trees.

White dogwood flowers with green leaves during springtime

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 area's overall health.

With multiple tree varieties, 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

This tree's leaves are beautifully green in the spring and summer and transition to a purplish red in the fall.

white dogwood

Pure white flowers decorate the branches. This plant's beauty truly cannot be missed.

The Flowering Dogwood grows between 10 and 25 feet tall, depending on the variety you choose to grow.

Its botanical name is Cornus florida.

This tree can be planted in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. It will perform best in partial shade, but if watered frequently, it can withstand full sun.

The best soil for this tree is moist, well-draining, slightly acidic, and fertilized with organic matter.

2. Yoshino Flowering Cherry

Yoshino Flowering Cherry trees were introduced to the United States in 1912 when they were gifted from Japan.

Yoshino Cherry Tree in Bloom

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, and 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 partially to fully in the sun.

As long as the soil is well-draining, the tree will perform well. The height and span of this tree make for an excellent shade tree.

3. Callery Pear

Callery Pear has white flowers and glossy green ovate-shaped leaves.

Callery pear

Its leaves are also interesting in fall, transitioning to a purplish-red hue. The spring months welcome an abundance of white blooms.

This deciduous tree grows between 30 and 5o feet tall and can spread between 20 and 35 feet.

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!

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.

Japanese crepe Myrtle

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.

5. California Buckeye

The California Buckeye is also commonly known as the California Horse Chestnut.

California Buckeye

This tree 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.

Malus Crabapple

Pink buds produce clusters of sweet white blossoms. Its foliage consists of dark green, ovate leaves.

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.

7. White Eastern Redbud

During the spring, this tree provides a show of snow-white blossoms just before the fresh leaves appear.

White Eastern Redbud

The canopy of this tree grows irregularly but is vase-shaped at maturity. 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. It needs regular pruning to develop a strong structure.

It grows best in full sun but can tolerate partial sun. Soil should be well-draining. The Redbud can adapt to different soil types, 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.

Weeping Higan Cherry

In spring, the large magenta buds that decorate the limbs blossom into soft pinkish-white blooms. Once the blooms have expired, vibrant green leaves take over the boughs.

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.

9. Apple Serviceberry

Enjoy year-round interest with the Apple Serviceberry tree. During the spring, clusters of white flowers cover the branches.

Apple Serviceberry

During the fall, its blue-green leaves turn red. In winter, blue-black edible berries appear and complement the silvery-gray smooth bark.

This tree reaches a height and width between 20 and 25 feet at maturity.

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.

10. Carolina Silverbell

White, bell-shaped blooms appear in April and May and hang on trailing stalks.

Carolina Silverbell

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. Its leaves 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.

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