Although the vast majority of trees flower, not all of them have really showy and decorative flowers. But that is not the case of the species that I am going to talk about here. And it is that if you want to create points of special interest in your garden, it is highly recommended to have one or several plants that attract a lot of attention at some point in the year.
Yes, it's a bit difficult to choose the ten most beautiful flowering trees, because of course, each of us has his own tastes and preferences. In any case, I trust that the ones I have selected will be at least curious to you.
Japanese cherry (Prunus serrulata)
El japanese cherry It is one of the most often included in this type of list, and with good reason: when it blooms, something it does early in spring, its branches are totally hidden by its flowers which can be pink or white and measure more or less two centimeters in diameter.
It is a deciduous plant that reaches a height of 6 meters and develops a wide crown of up to 4 meters in diameter. It resists cold, frost and snowfall very well; in fact, it can only live in temperate climates, with the four seasons well differentiated.
Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa)
El kousa dogwood, or as I like to call it, the tree dogwood, is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of approximately 10 meters. When it blooms, in spring, it becomes a living spectacle: its flowers are white and measure about 5 centimeters wide, and since they sprout in great numbers, you will surely want to take a picture of them.
Now, although it withstands moderate frosts very well, it is important that it be planted in acidic soils, since in alkaline soils it will have many problems to grow normally due to the lack of iron.
Flamboyant (Delonix direction)
El flamboyan It is a tree that depending on the climate can be evergreen / deciduous, or semi-deciduous. For example, if the temperatures remain high and it rains regularly, it will lose its leaves little by little throughout the year, but if at some point the temperatures drop below 15ºC and/or it rains much less, then it will totally or partially lose its leaves. its foliage. but yes, in spring it will bloom, and it will do so producing red or orange flowers (in the variety Delonix regia var flavida).
It is a tree that reaches a height of 12 meters and develops a typically parasol crown, which can measure up to 6 meters in diameter. It is a species very sensitive to cold; In fact, if it drops below 10ºC, it needs protection.
Pink Guaiacan (Tabebuia rosea)
El pink guayacan or pink lapacho is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 15-25 meters. It has a somewhat pyramidal cup, with a wide base which reaches about 4 meters. The flowers, which are pink, sprout in spring, and do so in clusters called panicles. They dry up when flowering ends.
It is a very interesting species to grow in tropical gardens. It does not resist the cold, but it does need two seasons: the rainy one, and another in which it rains less.
Jacaranda (jacaranda mimosifolia)
El rosewood or jacarandá is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 12-15 meters, and develops a wide and dense canopy about 4-5 meters wide. Its leaves are bipinnate and green, and it is a plant that blooms in spring. When it does, numerous lilac flowers emerge from the plant, from flower stems.
It lives very well in warm and mild climates, with weak winter frosts. And it is that it needs to spend a little cold to go into rest, and drop its leaves.
Gold rain (Laburnum anagyroides)
The shaft Gold rain it is a deciduous plant that reaches a height of 7 meters, and that does not take up much space; in fact, it can be kept in small gardens and even in large pots, although in this case it will be necessary to prune it regularly. What to say about its flowers? They sprout in spring, and are grouped in hanging yellow clusters.
But like many other trees, it needs acidic soils to grow. The climate must be temperate, with frosts in winter.
Magnolia or magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)
La common magnolia It is a very interesting evergreen tree to plant in large gardens and keep as an isolated specimen. It reaches 30 meters in height or even more, and develops a somewhat pyramidal crown whose base measures about 5 meters. Its flowers are equally large: up to 30 centimeters wide, they are also white and smell wonderful. The best thing is that it produces them since it is young (I have a specimen that began to flower when it was 1,5 meters tall).
But yes, it is a species that will only grow in acidic or slightly acidic soils. If you have a clay soil, you will have serious chlorosis problems due to iron deficiency. But otherwise, it is a plant that does well in warm and temperate climates, being able to withstand even moderate frosts.
El metrosideros excelsa It is an imposing evergreen tree, which reaches a height of 7-15 meters and develops a very, very wide crown that reaches 6 meters or more. The interesting thing about this plant is that when it blooms, which it does in summer, it produces a huge amount of red flowers which make it look like a red "spot" from afar.
In addition, it supports the cold, but it is advisable to protect it from frost, especially if it is moderate. The weak and punctual ones can cause some damage, but it will not be too serious if it is sheltered from the wind.
Pear tree (pyrus communis)
There are many fruit trees that also serve as ornamentals. One of them is the pear tree, a deciduous plant that reaches a maximum height of 20 meters. It blooms in spring, its flowers are white or white-pink., and measure approximately 3 centimeters wide. When they are pollinated, the fruits ripen, that is, the pears, which, as you well know, are edible.
It can live in temperate climates, in which the four seasons are differentiated. It is a plant that resists temperatures of up to 35ºC (provided they are punctual) and frost.
Thunderer (tecoma stans)
The tronador or tronadora is an evergreen tree that reaches a height of between 10 and 20 meters, with a narrow crown that measures about 3-4 meters. Produces yellow, bell-shaped flowers (similar to those of the bignonia) that sprout in spring. These are very showy, since they measure about 4 centimeters wide.
It is a tree with very beautiful flowers, but it can only be grown in places where the climate is warm throughout the year.
Which of these flowering trees did you like the most?