White trees blooming are a great addition to any landscape. The white blooms are eye-catching and will brighten any location that may be a little dark or overlooked in the yard. White trees also create a natural frame that will showcase the colorful blooms on other trees and shrubs in the landscape.
White flowering trees can be used as a backdrop for any floral color, used as a grouping, or used to separate specific areas within the landscape. One white tree will also make a great specimen tree and increase the curb appeal of your home.
Here are some of the best white flowering trees to plant and grow in your landscape.
White Fringe Tree
This American native white tree produces an abundance of fragrant white blooms with fringed ends. This tree with white flowers in spring appears in early spring and last until the beginning of summer. When the white blooms fall off, small black fruits appear that attract several species of wildlife.
The White Fringe tree will reach a mature size of 10-12 feet tall and 10-20 feet wide. It’s hardy in growing zones 3-9 and is ideal for urban landscapes. This hardy tree will tolerate air pollution, heavy foot traffic over its roots, poor soil, partial shade, and semi-drought conditions.
Plant in a grouping for the biggest impact of white color in the spring, black fruits in the summer, and yellow leaves in the fall.
Dogwood trees produce white blooms in the very early spring before the tree develops leaves. It’s typically the first tree to bloom in the spring so it will make a very eye-catching addition to your landscape. The white blooms remain on the Dogwood until the leaves emerge and push them off the branches.
In the late summer, red berries will develop on the Dogwood tree. The berries remain on the tree throughout the winter or until the birds eat them all. Dogwood trees are among the first trees to change leaf color in the early fall. Leaves will change to shades of red and yellow, deepening in color until they reach a rich burgundy by the end of fall. They're one of our favorite fall color trees!
Dogwoods reach a mature height of 15-20 feet and have an equal spread. They are hardy in zones 3-8. Fertilize once a year in spring.
This is a large-growing evergreen tree that produces large, showy white blooms that have a delightful fragrance. Magnolia trees will reach a mature height of 50 feet and be about 30 feet wide at the base. The tree grows in a natural pyramid shape and does not require pruning.
Hardy in growing zones 7-9, the white flowering magnolia thrives in full sun. The large size makes it uses to plant in rows as a windbreak or to create a living boundary for your property.
The branches grow downward and rise at the ends, making the branches swoop down to the ground. If desired, the lower branches can be pruned to create space under the tree.
Dolgo Crabapple Tree
This white-blooming fruit tree is cold-hardy, low maintenance, and self-pollinating so you will only need one tree to have crabapples. The bright white flowers appear in early spring followed by small red crabapples. Crabapples are edible and often used to make jams and jellies. The flowers and fruit attract a variety of pollinators and birds.
Dolgo Crabapple tree is ideal to use as a focal plant in the landscape due to its long season of color. Plant in a full sun location. Fertilize once in the spring. Prune off dead branches as needed.
Hardy in zones 3-9, Dolgo Crabapple tree will reach a mature size of 20-30 feet tall and 15-30 feet wide.
Natchez Crepe Myrtle Tree
The cinnamon-colored bark, oval green leaves, and multitude of delicate white blooms make the Natchez Crepe Myrtle tree a standout in any landscape. Blooms appear in mid-summer and last until fall.
Crepe myrtles are an easy-care tree that thrives during periods of drought. They are not picky about soil conditions and do not require fertilizer. An application of fertilizer in the early spring is welcomed, but not needed.
Hardy in zones 7-10, this white tree will reach a mature height of 20-30 feet and a width of 15-20 feet. Crepe myrtles can be pruned in winter when they are dormant.
Use the white blooming Natchez Crepe Myrtle as an accent tree, specimen plant, in a grouping, or as a backdrop of colorful annual flowers.
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