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Trees and Plants with White Flowers – Buying & Growing Guide

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by John Haryasz | Horticulture Writer and Landscape Designer – last update on December 2, 2021

The presence of trees with white flowers gives a charming quality to any garden. At times, these blooms are just off-white or cream-colored. In other cases, the petals will appear as a pure white shade. Learn a bit about these impressive trees, and soon you will have elegant white flowers adorning your yard.

Types of Trees With White Flowers

Type  Growing Zones Mature Height Harvest Season Sun Features
White Dogwood, Cornus florida 5-8 15-25 feet August Part Shade: 3-5 hours Bright white flower fill canopy in spring, red fall color
Sweet Cherry Tea Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius 3-7 3-4 feet None Full Sun: 6-8 hours Dark purple leaves with small white flower clusters
Bradford Pear Tree, Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ 5-9  20-40 feet None Full Sun: 6-8 hours Rounded oval form with white flowers in spring
Japanese Snowbell Tree, Styrax japonicus 5-8 20-30 feet None Full Sun to Part Shade: 4-8 hours Slender branches hold dangling groups of white flowers
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry Tree, Amelanchier × grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ 4-9 15-25 feet July Full Sun to Part Shade: 4-8 hours Excellent red fall color, white flowers, graceful growth habit
Spring Snow Flowering Crabapple Tree, Malus ‘Spring Snow’ 3-7  20-25 feet None Full Sun: 6-8 hours A medium-sized tree with white blooms and textured bark
Vanilla Twist Redbud Tree, Cercis canadensis ‘Vanilla Twist’ PP22744 5-9  10-12 feet None Full Sun to Part Shade: 4-8 hours Small white flowers with a yellow tint, arcing branching habit
Sweetbay Magnolia Tree, Magnolia virginiana 5-10 30-50 feet None Full Sun: 6-8 hours Fantastic specimen tree with large white flower petals
Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree, Lagerstroemia x ‘Natchez’ 7-10 20-30 feet None Full Sun: 6-8 hours Large round form with long-lasting white flowers
Weeping Yoshino Cherry Tree, Prunus x yedoensis pendula 5-8  15-20 feet None Full Sun to Part Shade: 4-8 hours Many white flowers along long drooping branches

How to Plant and Care for White Flowering Trees

Anyone hoping to grow a healthy white flowering tree in their yard will need to understand basic planting practices. A few special treatments will encourage more flowering. Generally, the hole you dig for your tree should be double the width of the root ball and should be as deep as the root ball is tall. It is equally important you select a location that can provide the climatic conditions that your plant prefers. The correct levels of sunlight and soil moisture are essential prerequisites for any new plant. 

After planting your tree, remove any parts of the plant that are dead or broken. This will allow the tree to allocate its growing energy to its healthiest branches. Provide plenty of water in the first few weeks. Then, once your tree has become established, you can reduce the water you supply. 

When it comes to promoting impressive blooms, pruning is a vital factor. The way you prune and when you choose to prune determines how well your flowering tree will perform. For most flowering plants, it is beneficial to remove flowers after they fade. This causes the plant to create more flowers in the future. On the other hand, you should be careful not to remove the buds of future flowers while you prune. 

Finding the right fertilizer for your tree is a helpful step. A good fertilizer acts as a healthy food source for your tree, leading to healthier growth throughout the canopy. Fertilization leads to better blooms.