by Jennifer Poindexter
Are you trying to amp up your landscaping but have specific needs you’d like met?
For instance, some people prefer a landscape that’s mostly filled with greenery. Other people prefer vibrant blooms to fill the space around their home.
Can you pick your plants by bloom color? Yes, you can most certainly do this. In fact, if you’re someone who likes the crispness of white blooms, you’re in the right place.
I’m going to provide you with a list of trees which produce white blooms. Whether you only want white blooms to fill your landscape or maybe there’s an area where you think white blooms would look the best, this list is for you.
Here are your options for trees which only produce white blooms.
1. Yoshino Cherry Tree
If you live in planting zones five through eight, and would love a gorgeous cherry tree with white blooms, you won’t want to miss this option.
The Yoshino cherry tree grows to be as tall as 40 feet in height. It will bloom between March and April and should be planted where it can receive full to partial sunlight.
2. Crape Myrtle
There are many different varieties of crape myrtle. A specific variety which blooms in white is called the Natchez crape myrtle. This tree can grow as tall as 21 feet.
It’s a great fit for those who live in planting zones seven through nine. This tree does require full sun, but if cared for properly, it should bloom between July and September.
3. Carolina Silverbell
The Carolina silverbell is a good option if you are looking for a taller tree. This option can grow to be as tall as 40 feet in height and will produce blooms which are bell-shaped.
If this sounds like a good fit for your landscaping needs, ensure you plant the Carolina silverbell in full to partial sunlight. It also should be grown in planting zones four through eight and is expected to bloom in April.
4. Horse Chestnut
It must be noted upfront that the name of this tree shouldn’t fool you. When growing a horse chestnut tree, it won’t produce edible nuts. In fact, the nuts it produces are poisonous. Keep this in mind, if you have small children or animals around your home.
However, if you still feel the horse chestnut tree is a good fit for you, be sure to plant it in full to partial sunlight and where it has plenty of room. The tree can grow to be as tall as 75 feet. It also grows best in planting zones three through eight. The blooms are white, but they contain small amounts of pink and should appear during the month of May.
5. California Buckeye
The California buckeye is a great choice for a tree, with white blooms, if grown in planting zones seven through eight. The tree will need space to grow as it can be as tall as 30 feet in height. California buckeye trees produce large white blooms that are also quite fragrant.
Keep in mind, most of this tree is poisonous. You should be mindful not to ingest the fruit it produces and to keep small children and pets away from this type of tree. Otherwise, be sure to plant where the tree will receive ample sunlight, and it should bloom in February and March.
6. Sweet Tea
The sweet tea tree is a fast-growing option for a tree which produces white blooms. In fact, you can prune this plant and turn it into a shrub. However, many people choose to let the plant grow freely, and it grows as a tree.
If left as a tree, the sweet tea tree can grow to be as tall as 30 feet and will produce cup-shaped blooms with deep yellow centers. If you’d like to incorporate this tree into your landscape, plant it in full to partial sunlight in planting zones seven through nine. The tree should bloom between July and September.
The chokecherry tree is a great option for those in a colder climate. This tree is durable and thrives in planting zones two through seven. Be sure to plant the tree in full to partial sunlight and provide it with ample growing room as the tree can become as tall as 30 feet.
Chokecherry should bloom in April and May. However, you must be mindful because this tree reseeds easily. Be on the lookout for new saplings to avoid unwanted spread. This tree will also produce an edible fruit for your enjoyment.
8. American Fringe Tree
This is a unique tree. It produces white flowers that then transform into blue berries. This is all nestled in with rich, green foliage. The American fringe tree could make a gorgeous addition around your property, and it’s very flexible.
You can grow this tree on flat ground or around bodies of water. Once you find the perfect location, ensure the growing conditions are correct. The tree needs plenty of room to grow as it could become 20 feet tall. It will also need full to partial sunlight and does best in planting zones three through nine. You’ll get to enjoy this tree’s blooms between May and June.
9. Southern Magnolia
When you think of white blooms, is the magnolia tree the first option to cross your mind? It is for many people as the large white flowers and deep green foliage are hard to forget. Plus, we can’t forget to mention the delicious fragrance this tree produces.
If all of this sounds great, you must take a few things into consideration prior to planting this tree. First, a southern magnolia tree can grow as tall as 80 feet. Second, it needs full to partial sunlight. Finally, this tree grows best in planting zones seven through nine. If you can meet all of these specifications, you should enjoy the blooms of this special tree in May and June.
10. Japanese Lilac
The Japanese lilac can either be grown as a large shrub or a small tree. How you choose to grow it will be based on your personal needs and how much pruning you choose to perform on this plant. If left as a tree it can reach 30 feet in height.
However, keep in mind the plant must be grown where it will receive full sun. This equates to approximately six to eight hours of light each day. It should also be grown in planting zones three through seven, and it will bloom in June in these specific locations.
11. White Rose of Sharon
The white rose of Sharon is technically a shrub that many people choose to let grow into a tree. It will become a small tree as it only reaches about eight feet in height. This makes it a wonderful fit for numerous places around the home because it doesn’t take up quite as much space as the others on this list.
However, be careful planting this tree as it’s considered invasive in some areas. Otherwise, it should be grown in planting zones five through eight and where it will receive six to eight hours of full sun. If you provide the right growing conditions, the tree should bloom June through September.
The serviceberry tree is a unique growing option. It does well in cooler climates and is ideal in planting zones four through eight. It will need room to grow because it can become as tall as 30 feet.
A serviceberry tree will need full to partial shade and will bloom in April and May. What makes this tree unique is it’s another option which produces an edible fruit you can enjoy after the white blooms have faded.
13. Panicle Hydrangea
This is another option which is technically considered a shrub. However, if you prune this plant the correct way, it will grow into a tree. Due to it being a true shrub, the panicle hydrangea won’t grow into a tall tree. In fact, it will only reach about eight feet.
If having a smaller tree with white blooms is what you need, be sure to plant this option in full to partial sunlight. The hydrangea should bloom July through September, and it grows best in planting zones three through eight.
14. White Dogwood
The white dogwood is another familiar option when considering trees with white blooms. In fact, the dogwood has over sixty species to choose from. For this particular variety, it should be planted in full to partial shade.
This tree also does best in planting zones five through eight. Once the growing conditions are met, this tree should bloom in April and May. It will be the boost of color most of us crave after the colder winter months are closing down and spring is upon us.
15. Cleveland Pear Tree
There are many varieties of pear trees. Some produce delicious fruit and others are ornamental. This particular variety of pear tree is ornamental and produces gorgeous white blooms to beautify your home, especially in April when the tree is in bloom.
If you’d like to add this tree to your landscape, ensure you plant it in full sun. It should also be grown in planting zones five through nine as this is where the plant is hardy. Finally, give the Cleveland pear room to grow because it can become as tall as 35 feet. By providing adequate growing conditions, the tree should do well in your care.
16. Japanese Snowbell
The Japanese snowbell is a beautiful and distinctive tree. What makes it stand out so much is the fact that the blooms aren’t a flat color. Instead, they’re glossy and have a sheen to them. The bark is also different with this tree. It’s gray on the outside and an orange color beneath.
If you’d like to have an exceptional tree in your landscape, you first must ensure you’re in the right planting zone to grow the Japanese snowbell. This type of tree does best in planting zones five through nine. It also needs full to partial sunlight and does require extra growing space because the tree can become as tall as 30 feet. Once all of the criteria are met, you’ll get a show to remember in the months of May and June as the tree starts to bloom.
17. White Snow Fountains® Weeping Cherry Tree
Are you in search of a fragrant and gorgeous tree? This could be the tree for you. The weeping cherry tree is known for being fragrant and is breathtakingly beautiful due to the drooping branches filled with white blooms.
You can have this beautiful tree in your yard as long as you live in planting zones five through nine. The tree doesn’t require a lot of extra room because its maximum height is 15 feet. However, it does require full sun and should bloom during the month of April.
18. Royal White Redbud
This tree is another unique option for your landscape. It takes on two different shapes depending upon what stage the tree is in. When it’s producing its large white blooms, it’s shaped like a vase. When the blooms are finished, the tree takes on a heart shape.
As if this isn’t enough to intrigue you, the tree is also a fast grower and can grow up to two feet per year. It can also be as tall as 25 feet. A royal white redbud tree needs full to partial sunlight to thrive and is hardy in planting zones four through nine.
19. Washington Hawthorn
If you’re in the market for a tall tree that blooms as you’re heading into the summer months, don’t skip over the Washington hawthorn tree. It’s a towering tree which can become as tall as 30 feet.
This tree prefers full sun and should be grown in planting zones three through eight. However, if the tree is planted in the right conditions and maintains good health, it should bloom either in the later portion of spring or the earliest part of summer.
20. Spring Snow Crabapple
Our final tree is the crabapple tree. Don’t let the name fool you, though. This particular type of crabapple tree doesn’t actually produce fruit.
Instead, it produces gorgeous white blooms throughout the month of April. The tree can still grow to be 25 feet in height. If you’d like to see it in all of its splendor, be sure to plant the crabapple tree in full sunlight and in planting zones four through eight.
Hopefully you’ve found the perfect tree to suit your needs somewhere on this list. It’s our hope that this information has given you a glimpse of what might work in your planting zone.
Now that you have some ideas for different trees, start planning and creating the beautiful landscape of your dreams.
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