The early spring flowering trees are the first hint of the coming season thanks to their vibrant colors and lovely scent.
Whether you prefer high or low spring trees, each one has the ability to adorn your garden or your garden beautifully.
If you want to keep this magic in your garden forever, consider planting trees that bloom in the spring as well as the rest of the seasons. Some of them are:
- Venus Dogwood – see sorts HERE
- ‘Oklahoma’ Redbud – see sorts HERE
- Higan Cherry – see sorts HERE
- American Fringe Tree
Evereste‘Crabapple – see sorts HERE
- Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) – see sorts HERE
I know you have some questions that need to be answered as soon as possible. Here are some of them:
- What are the first trees that bloom in the spring?
Wild plums, eastern redbud and dogwood flower to name a few. They will surf you with early flowering in the spring.
And what’s best is that you can use some full-blown branches to create an impressive ideas for the center of spring.
When we go back to the spring trees, in the following article we have compiled a collection of 15 amazing spring flowering trees to try in your backyard this year. Let’s take a closer look at 🙂
1. Crape Myrtle
Sometimes we meet these incredible trees very often in the spring!
Their flowering crowns can not be overlooked!
This vibrant color has strong healing properties and it is worth stopping for a while and enjoying ten minutes of colorful therapy.
Crape myrtle, or Lagerstroemia, is a tree that blooms in the spring and really is one of the most appealing pink trees that blooms in the spring! You will fall in love with that tree when you see it in full bloom.
This violet color is full of red and pink inside and it makes the wood incredibly beautiful. Keep your fingers crossed so we see more of these around us and in your neighborhood.
Or maybe maybe you can plant a few of them in your garden and share with the rest of the souls in this area their amazing beauty!
One more idea – you can get some flowers and create a great spring remedy.
Crepe myrtles are mainly prized for their vibrant and long-lasting flowers that occur during the summer season.
Their leaves usually range from 2-8 inches, while their height can go from over 30 m to under 30 cm.
The fruit is first a capsule, green and fleshy and then ripens to dark brown or black dryness. It divides along six or seven lines and produces teeth very reminiscent of the calyx, releasing many small, feathered seeds.
This one in the picture above is Tonto Crape Myrtle, but here are some more beautiful varieties:
- Catawba Crape Myrtle
- Red Rocket Crape Myrtle
- Natchez Crape Myrtle
- Black Diamond Purple Purple Crape Myrtle
2. Lilac Kiss Tree
Oh, who in this world would not love a purple tree?
This tree is about spirit, intellect, mystery and feeling like a royal.
Possibly some of the best purple trees that bloom in the spring are exactly purple.
In my opinion, their colors and scent are incredible imprints of the coming spring.
There are a few different purple spring trees that offer the scent and quality of the purple shrubs with the addition of height and shade.
These are the 25 meter tall Japanese tree purple that produces perfumed creamy white flowers and the smaller “Ivory Silk” (20 feet tall) that usually blooms in early summer.
Here are the most popular purple trees:
3. French Rose Tree
This cute little guy is full of colors and is an amazing tree that blooms in the spring.
The crown of the tree is so abundant and full of flowering beauties that it is quite true that it bears the name French Rose.
These rosy petals gently absorb sunshine and adorn everyone with their stunning looks!
The French rose, also known as Gallica rose, is a living shrub of short duration. Its flowers are quite large, fragrant and deep pink, gathered one to four together on gland pedicels.
Each flower has five or more petals. The sides are either orange or brown, cylindrical with a diameter of 10–13 mm.
4. Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac
In Japan, there are lots of flowering trees in the spring that bring glamor to the country.
This Ivory Silk has an exquisite scent and no perfume can tolerate it.
The story of Ivory Silk is white, creamy and delicious! It presents a small tree or large shrub that forms a rounded crown with rich green foliage on pleasant dark brown bark.
Its crown is definitely a jewel and its appearance is so gentle and beautiful!
The appealing creamy white flowers of the deciduous Ivory Silk enchant with its alluring scent spring through summer.
5. Japanese purple spring wood
Many people try to measure success, but what really makes us feel successful is feeling surrounded and lured by the miracles of living.
This tree reminds us of the inner beauty, kindness and ornaments of life. So many details, so much fragrance!
The Japanese lilacs, or Syringa reticulata, are either very large shrubs or trees with white flowers in spring that spread to a height of up to 30 feet with a spread of 15 to 20 feet.
These spring trees are native to East Asia, and their Latin name “syringa” means tube and refers to the empty stems of the plant.
6. Tonto Tree
Their amazing name does not do them justice.
Just look at this color and let it sink deep into your eyes.
There is so much passion, freedom and creativity happening here.
We need more of these pink trees that bloom in the spring.
Trees are irreplaceable sources of inspiration and liveliness!
7. Twilight Crape Myrtle
These are the Twilight series of trees.
The lowest maintenance, the most intense dark purple color and the promise of happiness!
It’s about energetic balance with this tree.
High vibrations, purity and shock – add these to your day and magic happens! Light scent and an uplifting look!
8. Saucer Magnolia
Saucer magnolia is one of the most beloved spring flowering trees thanks to its large showy flowers that usually grow up to 8 inches.
Also known as Magnolia x Soulangeana, it is a hybrid large shrub or small tree (20-25 feet tall) in the genus Magnolia and the family Magnoliaceae.
Tip: In regions with a stay of late spring frost, do not plant near the south side of a structure, because retained heat can cause early flowering, which frost can quickly get rid of.
You can get saucer Magnolia HERE
9. Hyperion Dogwood
In early spring, Hyperion dogwood is a fairly new, 20-foot-tall ornamental tree that happens to be covered in oversized, showy white or pink flowers.
Later in the spring, the flowers disappear to form reddish, strawberry-like fruits that the spring birds love. They create a perfect contrast to the green, springy surroundings.
You can get Pink Dogwood HERE
10. Flowering Crabapple
If you are a fan of the white flowering trees in the spring, the flowering crabapple tree is what your backyard needs.
It is a compact (from 15 to 20 feet in height), ornamental tree that boasts dazzling, fragrant snow-white flowers.
In addition, it loses its foliage seasonally.
The flowering crabapple tree prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily). It is one of the most beautiful white flowering trees in the spring and you can see it all around you.
You can get Crabapple HERE
11. Cherry blossom tree
Did you know that the Cherry Blossom Tree is Japan’s national flower?
Even if you did not, you would all agree with me that it is one if the most alluring and wonderful spring trees!
The cherry trees bloom in early spring and prefer to be planted in protected areas with full sun in deep, fertile, well-drained and moist soil.
In honor, the Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year in early March.
Here are some of the best varieties:
12. Pear tree
Since I love the white flowering trees in early spring, I would not skip the common bulb (Pyrus communis).
To begin with, pear trees are very tall and grow up to 40 feet in height and up to 20 feet wide.
Pears require full sun and do not tolerate much clay, not very common, combined with lots of compost.
These trees usually bear fruit for 3 to 5 years after planting.
The picture above is Cleveland Pear Tree
13. Flower chestnut
When we talk about eye-catching spring trees in bloom, we can not ignore the red horse chestnut, a hybrid tree between Aesculus and Carnea.
Its large, showy white-reddish flowers can not be left spotted.
This tree grows up to 35 feet tall and 25 feet wide and is a common sight in parks, gardens and village vegetables.
14. Oklahoma Redbud
The lively Oklahoma Redbud is one of the spring trees valued for its opulence of lively, delicate, purple-reddish flowers that obscure the bare branches to connect the gap between winter and early spring!
The shiny foliage always draws attention to the tree, even by those who are not aware of landscaping.
The Oklahoma Redbud is ideal for small yards because it usually reaches about 15 feet in height.
15. American Fringe Tree
I decided to end this collection with a species that those of you who prefer the white flowering trees in the spring would love.
Often called a “dogwood alternative” by landscape architects, the appealing Native American fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) blooms in late spring.
The small snow-white flowers create a fringe on the tree, which is why many gardeners call it “fringetree”.
Red fruits will invite some singing birds. What an idyll, right?
Ideal for spring, flowering trees boasting colorful buds that will soon bloom into vibrant and showy spring flowers.
Moreover, the colorful spring trees serve as a reminder that spring is fast approaching and we get happy yards again before we know it.
Hope you enjoyed our list of 15 spring flowering trees! Which one would you grow in your garden?