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10 Flowering trees that grow well in warm climates

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Add these blooms to your landscape

Flowering trees can become a floral focal point for your front yard or a natural way to add stunning color to the back. If you live in a warm climate and want to update your landscaping with gorgeous blooms, these 10 flowering trees may be just what you need.
1

Pacific dogwood tree

The beautiful, warmth-loving Pacific dogwood is lush with white flowers and usually grows from 15 to 40 feet tall. The Pacific dogwood, a member of the Cornus genus, is drought tolerant once its roots have been established and can also handle shady areas.

2

Pink weeping cherry tree

Sure to become the focal point of your foliage, the pink weeping cherry tree grows from 20 to 30 feet tall and features gorgeous cascades of pink flowers. A member of the Prunus genus, this flowering tree won't survive a day in cold climates.

3

Dynamite crape myrtle tree

If you love the color red, the dynamite crape myrtle is a must-get for your yard. Part of the Lagerstroemia genus, this stunning tree will shoot up to 20 to 30 feet in height and effortlessly cheer you with its brilliant red flowers.

4

Orchid tree

The orchid tree, a member of the Bauhinia genus, boasts bright pink flowers that look more like art than flora. Not related to the orchid flower, the orchid tree thrives in warm temperatures in full sun and can reach up to 25 feet in height in just a few years.

5

Empress tree

Do you want a tree that is the stuff of fairy tales? Plant an empress tree and you'll see magical pink blooms appear all over this warm-climate beauty, which can grow over 80 feet tall. As a bonus, the empress can survive both hot and cooler climates once its root system is established.

6

Blue jacaranda tree

The blue jacaranda blooms and showers down purplish flowers from its up-to-50-foot height and thrives best in tropical climates. With optimal conditions, the uniquely colored blooms are profuse and last about two months.

7

Orange Geiger tree

The orange Geiger tree (Cordia sebestena) is hardy in zones 10b to 12b. This heat-tolerant tree produces showy, orange flowers year round, with the best display in early to midsummer. An evergreen, the orange Geiger tolerates salt and drought and thrives in full sun and well-drained, slightly alkaline soils.

8

Tipu tree

The only member in the Tipuana genus, the tipu tree blooms eye-catching yellow flowers in the late summer. This tropical tree is prized as a shade tree, but be sure to plant it far enough from your home and driveway because of its invasive root system.

9

Caribbean trumpet tree

A spring bloomer, this flowering tree is decorated with beautiful yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. A member of the Tabebuia genus, the Caribbean trumpet tree is native to South America and thrives in tropical temperatures.

10

Prairie fire flowering crabapple tree

This warmth-seeking flowering tree is afire with reddish-magenta blooms. A member of the Malus genus, the prairie fire grows up to 20 feet tall and is an ideal tree for a front yard focal point. Though it can grow in cooler climates, it thrives in full sun.

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