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5 Best Flowering Shade Trees

21 May, 2019 45
5 Best Flowering Shade Trees

Flowering shade trees are really in a category all of their own. They can sometimes grow to be quite large and offer substantial shade. Yet they bloom, with delicate bright flowers! Plant a flowering shade tree and your home will surely be the showcase of the neighborhood!

Here are our top 5 picks →

1. Tulip Trees

One of the tallest native trees of Eastern North America, Tulip Tree features uniquely shaped leaves. The best part is they're hard to spot from afar but if you look closely you'll see large yellow tulip-shaped flowers!

Tulip Tree

Tulip Flower

2. Linden Trees

Linden Trees are a magnificent shade tree option. They have a formal, pyramidal shape and will bloom in early summer when many flowering trees have long finished their bloom cycle. Linden flowers are fragrant with dainty yellow petals. A true delight!

Greenspire Littleleaf Linden

3. Catalpa Trees

These native trees are as hardy and tough as they come! Don't be fooled by their somewhat rugged appeal, in late spring to early summer they will show off with large panicles of beautiful white flowers! Definitely, a sight to see!

Purple Catalpa

4. Black Locust Trees

Purple Robe Locust has bluish-green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval leaves turn yellow in fall. It has chains of fragrant rose pea-like flowers with yellow eyes hanging below the branches in late spring. This tree is definitely a head turner worth paying attention to!

Purple Robe

5. Ornamental Pear Trees

Ornamental Pears are extremely versatile. Perfect for the parkway, and are a great option for the front or back landscape of the home. They provide shade and will work well as an accent tree. These beauties will get stunning clusters of white flowers and are the first of the season to emerge! Check out the video below to learn more!

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