Flowering Shade Trees

Flowering Shade Trees


If you prefer some shade trees in your garden to shield the summer heat away, some common evergreen or deciduous trees can be your options. Some of these trees have beautiful flowers which can add extra landscaping views for your summer garden. You can choose the correct colour to match the overall colour tone of your backyard while enjoying the coolness provided by these shading trees.


As a member of the magnolia family, the sweet bay is a common evergreen shading tree planted in many gardens. It will produce fragrant white blossoms in summer and can grow up to 80 feet in height. This tree is named for the silver colour appearing on the backside of its leaves. It prefers a partial shade environment and you should avoid planting them in direct sunlight. They also like moist environment with well-drained soil. If you can use its silver colour or white flowers to match the colours of your surround plants, it is a good option for you.

The fringetree is another popular flowering shading tree which can be easily purchased for the local nurseries. It is a member of the olive family and it has beautiful white fragrant blossoms in summer which can attract insects to your summer garden. Its green foliage is a perfect match for its white flowers. It can reach more than 20 feet in height and can resist drought environment well. It can be planted under direct sunlight or partial shade areas, and prefer well-drained and slightly acidic soil.

The Carolina Silverbells is a deciduous shade tree which can grow up to 30 feet in height. It produces bright white flowers in summer and it gets its name from the attractive silver bell-like leaves. Silverbells trees like to grow in well-drained and slightly acidic soil and full sunlight or partial shade areas. It can be easily transplanted via cuttings and seeds.

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