There are dozens of trees that produce flowers, including fruit trees such as plum, peach, and cherry trees. Each of these flowering trees is distinct and each is indigenous to a particular location. Some popular varieties of flowering trees include ornamental trees, dwarf trees, and flowering shrubs, such as the honeysuckle. Some landscape trees produce flowers and are popular as accent scenery.
Magnolia flowering trees generally produce vibrant violet-blue flowers. This type of flowering tree is found typically in the southern United States. The Ann magnolia tree has purple flowers that bloom in late spring. This is an adaptable type of flowering tree that will thrive in moderate to full sunlight.
The black cherry tree can be found on the east coast of the United States, as well as in some areas of Mexico and Central America. Mostly seen in wooded areas and near rivers and streams, the black cherry tree is a very tall tree. It will sprout white flowers with a distinctive fragrance, typically in warm months.
Dogwood flowering trees come in several variations. One such variety is the Cherokee princess white flowering dogwood. As the name suggests, this tree displays a brilliant array of snow-white flowering blossoms when it is in full bloom. This tree can be found in several areas of the United States.
A flowering tree known as the Cleveland select produces succulent fruit and flowers as well. In full bloom, the flowers are typically white. In the autumn months, however, the flowers will turn a deep reddish-purple shade. These trees are generally tolerant of extreme heat and dry conditions.
The forest pansy is a favorite among gardeners for landscaping their lawns. These types of flowering trees are also seen in residential communities and gardens. The flowers, which bloom in spring, are a vibrant purple or violet color. Forest pansies thrive well in warmer climates.
In parts of the eastern United States, the sassafras flowering tree is abundant. This tree can be found as a small bush or a towering variety of tree. In all varieties, however, a distinctive and aromatic array of green-yellow flowers will typically bloom in May.
Crab apple flowering trees can be found in southern parts of the United States, primarily Alabama. Most of the buds will be a light color, generally yellowish-white. These trees are vulnerable to disease, therefore should not be planted in residential areas or as ornamental accents for private homes.
Other types of flowering trees include sweet-smelling honeysuckle and whitebud. Both of these trees produce white buds that bloom in spring and summer months. Whitebud trees are very small and resemble a larger shrub, while the honeysuckle belongs to the evergreen family of shrubs.