Flowering Periods for Ornamental Trees

Trees and shrubs have varying flowering periods depending on species and varieties. Starting from January and going all the way through to December. Selecting ornamental trees with varying flowering periods will create the most interest in your garden, ensuring there is a continuous stream of colour and blossom throughout the year.

When choosing a tree you should always consider the climate in which it will be planted. As some earlier flowering trees may suffer from frost damage in colder area

Flowering Periods for Ornamental Trees 9


Flowering PeriodsVarietyFlower Colour
MidHamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’Yellow
MidHamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’Red
MidHamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’Coppery
MidHamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’Yellow
EarlyCrataegus monogyna ‘Biflora’White


Flowering PeriodsVarietyFlower Colour
EarlyCorylus avellana ‘Aurea’Catkins
EarlyCorylus avellana ‘Contorta’Catkins
EarlyCorylus avellana ‘Red Filbert’Red Catkins
MidCornus masYellow
MidParrotia persicaCrimson
MidPrunus incisa ‘Praecox’Pink to White
MidPrunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’Deep Pink
MidSalix caprea ‘Pendula’Catkins


Flowering PeriodsVarietyFlower Colour
EarlyMagnolia campbellii ‘Charles Raffill’Rose Pink
EarlyMagnolia ‘Rustica Rubra’Purple
EarlyPrunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’Pink
EarlyPrunus cerasifera ‘Hessei’White
EarlyPrunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’Pale Pink
EarlyPrunus incisa ‘Mikinori’White
EarlyPrunus incisa ‘Oshidori’ PRINCESSEWhite to Pink
EarlyPrunus x blireanaRose Pink
EarlyPrunus x persicoides ‘Spring Glow’Pink
MidMagnolia stellataWhite
MidMagnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’White
MidPrunus ‘Accolade’Pink
MidPrunus ‘Beni-yutakaPink
MidPrunus ‘Kursar’Pink
MidPrunus ‘Pandora’Shell Pink
MidPrunus ‘Snow Showers’White
MidPrunus ‘The Bride’White outer, Red anthers
MidPrunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’Pale Pink
MidPrunus incisa ‘Yamadei’White
MidPrunus sargentiiPink
MidPrunus x yedoensisWhite
LateMagnolia ‘Star Wars’Rich Pink
LatePyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’White
LatePrunus incisa ‘Pendula’White


Flowering PeriodsVarietyFlower Colour
EarlyAmelanchier laevis ‘R J Hilton’Pink to White
EarlyAmelanchier x grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’Pink to White
EarlyMalus ‘Butterball’White
EarlyMalus ‘Golden Hornet’White
EarlyMalus ‘Gorgeous’White
EarlyMalus ‘Laura’ ®Pink to White
EarlyMalus ‘Pink Glow’White
EarlyMalus ‘Royalty’Deep Purple
EarlyMalus ‘Sun Rival’Pink to White
EarlyMalus floribundaPale blush
EarlyMalus x moerlandsii ‘Profusion Improved’Pink
EarlyMalus x robusta ‘Red Sentinel’White
EarlyPrunus ‘Hally Jolivette’Blush White
EarlyPrunus ‘Ichiyo’ Shell
EarlyPrunus ‘Okame’Shell Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Pink Perfection’Rose Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Pink Shell’Shell Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Shirotae’White
EarlyPrunus ‘Spire’White
EarlyPrunus avium ‘Plena’White
EarlyPrunus incisa ‘Pendula’White
EarlyPrunus pendula ‘Pendula Rubra’Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Weeping Yoshino’White
EarlyPyrus elaeagnifolia ‘Silver Sails’White
EarlyPyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’White
MidCeanothus arboreus ‘Trewithen Blue’Blue
MidMagnolia ‘Susan’Deep Purple
MidMagnolia soulangeana ‘Sundew’Pink
MidMalus ‘Cardinal’Red
MidMalus ‘Comtesse de Paris’White
MidMalus ‘Coralburst’Rose Pink
MidMalus ‘Crittenden’Pale Pink
MidMalus ‘Harry Baker’Dark Pink
MidMalus ‘Prairie Fire’®Red / Purple
MidMalus ‘Red Obelisk’®Pink to White
MidMalus ‘Royal Beauty’Deep Pink
MidMalus ‘Rudolph’Pink
MidMalus brevipes ‘Wedding Bouquet’Ivory White
MidMalus florentinaWhite
MidMalus ioenis purpurea ‘Evelyn’Pink
MidMalus toringoPink to White
MidMalus ‘Scarlett’®Rich Pink
MidMalus toringoides ‘Mandarin’White
MidMalus transitoriaWhite
MidMalus trilobata ‘Guardsman’White
MidMalus tschonoskiiWhite
MidPrunus serrulaWhite
LateAcacia dealbataYellow
LateCrataegus ‘Prunifolia Splendens’White
LateCrataegus pinnatifida var. major ‘Big Golden Star‘White
LateCrataegus x lavalleei ‘Carrierei’White
LateMalus ‘Evereste’Open Pink- turns to White
LatePrunus ‘Daikoku’Double Pink
LatePrunus ‘Shosar’Pink
LatePrunus ‘Chocolate Ice’Blush White
LatePrunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’White
LatePrunus litigiosa (Tassel Cherry)White or Pink tinged
LatePrunus ‘Pink Parasol’Pink
LatePrunus rufaPale Pink
LatePrunus ‘Spring Snow’Blush White


Flowering PeriodsVarietyFlower Colour
EarlyAesculus pavia var discolor ‘Koehnei’Pink
EarlyAmelanchier ‘La Paloma’White
EarlyCornus ‘Eddies White Wonder’White
EarlyCornus controversa ‘Variegata’Cream
EarlyCornus floridaWhite
EarlyCornus florida ‘Rainbow’White
EarlyCornus florida rubraPink Red
EarlyCrataegus x media ‘Crimson Cloud’Crimson: White centres
EarlyDavidia involucrataWhite
EarlyEnkianthus campanulataBronze to Sulphur
EarlyMagnolia ‘Elizabeth’Yellow
EarlyMagnolia ‘Heaven Scent’Pink
EarlyMagnolia ‘Yellow Bird’Yellow
EarlyMagnolia sieboldiiWhite
EarlyMalus ‘Golden Gem’White
EarlyMalus ‘John Downie’White
EarlyMalus ‘White Star’White
EarlyMalus ‘Van Eseltine’Pink
EarlyMalus coronaria ‘Elk River’Pink
EarlyMalus trilobataWhite
EarlyPaulownia tomentosaLilac
EarlyPrunus ‘Amanogawa’Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Fugenzo’White
EarlyPrunus ‘Kanzan’Purple Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’Rose Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Little Pink Perfection’Rose Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Royal Burgundy’Pink
EarlyPrunus ‘Ukon’Pale Yellow
EarlyPrunus ‘Blushing Bride’White
EarlyPrunus ‘Candy Floss’Pink
EarlyPrunus cerasus ‘Rhexii’White
EarlyPrunus padus ‘Albertii’White
EarlyPrunus padus ‘Watereri’White
EarlyPrunus padus ‘Colorata’Pink
EarlySyringa meyeri ‘Palibin’Lilac Pink
EarlySyringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’Cream
EarlySyringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’Purple Pink
EarlySyringa vulgaris ‘Katherine Havemeyer’Purple
EarlySyringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’Creamy Lemon
EarlySyringa vulgaris ‘Michel Buchner’Rosy Lilac
EarlySyringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’Pale Yellow
EarlySyringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’Purplish Red
MidAesculus x neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’Creamy White
MidCercis siliquastrumLilac
MidCornus florida ‘Cherokee Princess’White
MidCotoneaster frigidus ‘Cornubia’Red
MidCotoneaster ‘Hybridus Pendulus’Pink
MidCotoneaster salicifolius ‘Exburiensis’Apricot Yellow
MidCotoneaster x suecicus ‘Coral Beauty’Orange Red
MidCrataegus x media ‘Pauls Scarlet’Scarlet
MidCrataegus x media ‘Plena’White
MidCrataegus orientalisWhite
MidHalesia carolinaWhite
MidLaburnum x waterii ‘Vossii’Yellow
MidMagnolia ‘Joe MacDaniel’Rich Pink
MidMagnolia ‘Yellow Bird’Yellow
MidMagnolia wilsoniiWhite
MidSyringa vulgaris ‘Souvenir de Louis Spaeth’Wine Red
Late May/Early JuneSambucus nigra porphyrophylla BLACK BEAUTY ® GerdaPink and White
Late May/Early JuneSambucus nigra porphyrophylla BLACK LACE ® EvaPink and White
Late May/Early JuneSambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Black Tower’® (Eiffel)Pale Pink and Red
Late May/Early JuneMagnolia salicifolia ‘Wadas Memory’White
Late May/Early JuneWisteria ‘Burford’Purple Lilac Pink
Late May/Early JuneWisteria sinensis ‘Prolific’Mauve
Late May/Early JuneWisteria x formosa ‘Black Dragon’ (‘Kokuryu’)Purple Blue


Flowering PeriodsVarietyFlower Colour
EarlyAesculus indica ‘Sydney Pearce’White and Yellow
EarlyPrunus lusitanicaWhite
EarlyRobinia x margaretta ‘Pink Cascade’Pink
EarlySyringa tomentellaLilac Pink
MidCornus kousa ‘Miss Satomi’Deep Pink
MidCotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’Wine Purple
LateCornus kousa chinensisWhite


Flowering PeriodsVarietyFlower Colour
EarlyKoelreuteria paniculataYellow
EarlyStewartia pseudocameliaWhite flowers, Yellow anthers
EarlyTilia cordataIvory White
MidAlbizia julibrissin ‘Rosea’Deep Pink
MidCytisus battandieriiYellow
Late July/Early AugustAesculus parvifloraWhite flowers and Red anthers

August – December

Flowering PeriodsVarietyFlower Colour
AugustKoelreuteria paniculata ‘Coral Sun’Yellow
August/Early SeptemberClerodendrum trichotomumWhite
August/Early SeptemberClerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesiiWhite
Mid SeptemberHeptacodium miconioidesWhite
Mid NovemberArbutus unedo ‘Rubra’Red
Late November/Early DecemberArbutus unedoWhite
Late DecemberPrunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’Pale Pink
Late DecemberPrunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’White