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11 Small Flowering Trees That Will Beautify Your Home

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Written By Lyrae Willis

Environmental Scientist & Plant Ecologist

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We will look at eleven small flowering trees that will beautify your home.

You can plant these stunning trees, and they will not only provide eye candy for you and your neighbors but also increase your home’s value!

11 Compact Flowering Trees to Beautify Your Home With Charm

1. Pink Heartbreaker Redbud Tree – Cercis canadensis ‘Pink Heartbreaker’ PP23043

Who doesn’t love the gorgeous vibrant pink blossoms of a Redbud tree that appear early in spring, brightening an otherwise drab landscape? If you love redbuds, the Pink Heartbreaker Redbud Tree won’t disappoint!

This compact little beauty only grows 12 feet tall, making it small enough to fit in almost any yard and making a fantastic low-maintenance focal point.

After the pretty blossoms fade, you get to enjoy its beautiful heart-shaped leaves that gracefully cover its sophisticated yet wild-looking weeping branches.

Pink Heartbreaker Redbud Trees can easily grow in full sun or partial shade in any moist, well-drained soil.

USDA Growing Zones: 5 – 9

Average Size at Maturity: 10 – 12 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spread

Flowering Season: April to May

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2. Red Tropical Hibiscus Tree – Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

The Red Tropical Hibiscus Tree packs a colorful punch with its stunning red blossoms with dark red centers that will surely please all who see it. Since they bloom from mid-summer to fall, they provide stunning color long after most flowering trees have finished.

Not only will your neighbors come to see this red flowering tree, but local hummingbirds and butterflies will also flock to your yard.

While not cold-hardy below USDA Zone 9, those in cooler climates can grow this gorgeous tree in a pot on their patio. Cutting the branches back by ⅓ in spring encourages bigger blooms.

USDA Growing Zones: 9 – 11 outdoors; 4 – 11 patio

Average Size at Maturity: 6 – 8 ft tall, 2 – 3 ft spread

Flowering Season: Showy flowers bloom from July to October

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3. Pink Velour Crape Myrtle – Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit III’

The Pink Velour Crape Myrtle is a pink flowering tree and perfect choice for those in warmer climates looking for a small, beautiful tree with flowers that last all summer.

This compact tree has profuse, vibrant magenta-pink blossoms that will invite the admiration and envy of all your neighbors!

It also has gorgeous deep wine-red leaves in spring, and unlike most colorful spring leaves, these will retain some of that purplish color all summer long, looking stunning against its vibrant flowers.

The Pink Velour Crape Myrtle is also drought-tolerant and highly resistant to the powdery mildew that plagues some crape myrtles in humid climates.

USDA Growing Zones: 7 – 10

Average Size at Maturity: 8 – 10 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spread

Flowering Season: Flowers bloom from July to at least September

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4. White Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry – Prunus x ‘Snofozam’

White Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry
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The Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry Tree is an ornamental cherry tree with a classic, elegant weeping form.

In early spring, it produces a stunning display of pure white blossoms that cover its bare weeping branches before any leaves appear, accentuating its cascading form. This is one of the prettiest white flowering trees you can grow!

In the fall, Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry provides a spectacular show when its leaves turn brilliant shades of gold and orange.

Even in winter, its cascading branches look beautiful, especially when highlighted with snow.

Plant the Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry in full sun with medium moisture; it will thrive and increase your property value.

USDA Growing Zones: 5 – 8

Average Size at Maturity: 8 – 15 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spread

Flowering / Fruiting Season: Showy flowers bloom in early spring; small inedible fruits mature in summer and are loved by birds

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5. Summer Jazz Fire Trumpet Tree – Campsis x SUMMER JAZZ ™ FIRE ‘Takarazuka Fresa’

Summer Jazz Fire Trumpet Tree

If you love fiery red trumpet-shaped flowers like the Trumpet Vine but want a small compact tree, the Summer Jazz Fire Trumpet Tree is a real beauty!

Its compact form has been trained into a gorgeous dwarf tree topped with orange-red flowers in summer that really pop out in the landscape and attract tons of butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard for additional beauty.

Summer Jazz Fire Trumpet Tree grows in nearly any well-drained soil and will even happily grow in a pot on your patio.

In the spring, it’s easy to prune to maintain its shape.

USDA Growing Zones: 5 – 9

Average Size at Maturity: 4 – 5 ft tall, 3 – 4 ft spread

Flowering Season: Showy flowers bloom all summer

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6. Twist Of Pink Oleander Tree Form – Oleander nerium ‘Planst’

Twist Of Pink Oleander Tree Form
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The lovely oleander flowers never disappoint with their beauty and mildly intoxicating fragrance, and the Twist of Pink Oleander Tree is no exception.

Their delightful blooms on this pink flowering tree last all summer and look striking against their narrow, variegated leaves that flutter gracefully in the lightest breeze.

Twist of Pink Oleander is known for its tolerance to harsh conditions, including drought, salt spray, reflected light, high heat, high humidity, and acidic and alkaline soils.

They can be grown as single or multi-trunked small trees or can be pruned into a beautiful hedge for your driveway.

USDA Growing Zones: 8 – 10

Average Size at Maturity: 6 – 8 ft tall, 6 – 8 ft spread

Flowering Season: Flowers bloom in early summer and persist to early fall.

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7. Red Pixie Lilac Tree – Syringa ‘Red Pixie’

The Red Pixie Lilac Tree is a gorgeous lilac tree with an upright, rounded growth habit in a dwarf tree. It has the most deliciously aromatic red-pink flowers that bloom from late spring into summer and often bloom again in late summer and early fall for a nearly non-stop color display that looks gorgeous against its bright green leaves.

In the fall, the color continues when the leaves turn a blazing shade of yellow.

Since Red Pixie Lilac only grows to 7 feet tall, this gorgeous tree will fit in even the smallest gardens. It’s also low-maintenance and very cold-tolerant.

USDA Growing Zones: 3 – 7

Average Size at Maturity: 6 – 7 ft tall, 3 – 4 ft spread

Flowering Season: Flowers appear in late spring until summer; they usually bloom again in late summer or early fall

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8. Sweet Mock Orange Shrub – Philadelphus x virginalis

The Sweet Mock Orange Shrub is a compact plant with arching branches that nearly give it a weeping form.

Beautiful serrated emerald green leaves that appear in spring provide the perfect backdrop for its lush white flowers that bloom in summer. The beauty doesn’t stop there; the delicately intoxicating citrus-like fragrance will delight your neighborhood, encouraging all who pass by to stop and smell the gorgeous flowers.

While Sweet Mock Orange looks incredibly elegant and delicate-looking, it’s also incredibly tough, resisting droughts and disease and thriving in most soil types from full sun to partial shade.

USDA Growing Zones: 4 – 8

Average Size at Maturity: 8 – 10 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spread

Flowering Season: Flowers appear from late spring to early summer

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9. Dwarf Strawberry Tree – Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’

Dwarf Strawberry Tree
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Dwarf Strawberry Tree is unique with its leathery dark green evergreen leaves on dense and graceful branches, providing year-round interest.

This gorgeous tree blooms from fall through late winter with masses of snow-white bell-shaped flowers, providing flowers when little else blooms.

Even as the flowers fade, the color gets even better with its gorgeous red strawberry-like edible fruits that look spectacular against its green leaves, providing even more color at a time of year when there isn’t much.

Dwarf Strawberry Trees are also suitable as water-wise xeriscape trees once established and are listed on multiple state firewise plant lists.

USDA Growing Zones: 7 – 9

Average Size at Maturity: 8 – 10 ft tall, 6 – 8 ft spread

Flowering / Fruiting Season: Flowers appear from fall through late winter; edible fruits appear from mid to late winter

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10. Weeping Siberian Pea Tree Form – Caragana arborescens ‘Pendula’

Weeping Siberian Pea Tree Form
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If you are looking for an easy-to-grow tree that tolerates both extreme cold and extreme summer heat, the Weeping Siberian Pea is a gorgeous shrub in a tree form that will thrive without any effort.

Its compact weeping form makes it look delicate, but it’s incredibly tough. Just plant it in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade and forget about maintenance.

Weeping Siberian Pea has beautiful yellow-green leaves and showy yellow pea-like flowers, making a fantastic focal point or specimen tree attracting local pollinators. Then, it creates a beautiful fall display when its leaves turn vibrant yellow.

USDA Growing Zones: 3 – 7

Average Size at Maturity: 10 – 12 ft tall, 4 – 5 ft spread

Flowering Season: Flowers bloom in spring

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11. Lollipop Crabapple Tree – Malus ‘Lolizam’

The Lollipop Crabapple is a stunning tree with a compact, naturally round, symmetrical crown that looks like a white lollipop when its deep pink flower buds open to a dense cloud of white spring blossoms.

Lollipop Crabapples’ compact shape will fit in any yard, even right next to your patio, so you can enjoy its beauty up close.

After the blooms fade, the beautiful green summer leaves provide shade before turning a lovely shade of yellow in the fall. Then, these ornamental crabapples have small red berry-like fruits that last all winter, much to the local birds’ delight.

USDA Growing Zones: 4 – 8

Average Size at Maturity: 8 – 10 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spread

Flowering / Fruiting Season: Showy flowers appear in early to mid-spring; inedible fruits mature in early fall and persist through winter

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Comparing Trees for Quick Overview

Tree NameUSDA Growing ZonesAverage Size at MaturityFlowering SeasonNotable Features
Pink Heartbreaker Redbud Tree5 – 910 – 12 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spreadApril to MayVibrant pink blossoms, heart-shaped leaves, low maintenance
Red Tropical Hibiscus Tree9 – 11 outdoors; 4 – 11 patio6 – 8 ft tall, 2 – 3 ft spreadJuly to OctoberStunning red blossoms, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, suitable for patios
Pink Velour Crape Myrtle7 – 108 – 10 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spreadJuly to SeptemberMagenta-pink blossoms, deep wine-red leaves, drought-tolerant
White Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry5 – 88 – 15 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spreadEarly springPure white blossoms, elegant weeping form, spectacular fall foliage
Summer Jazz Fire Trumpet Tree5 – 94 – 5 ft tall, 3 – 4 ft spreadAll summerFiery red trumpet-shaped flowers, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, compact form
Twist Of Pink Oleander Tree8 – 106 – 8 ft tall, 6 – 8 ft spreadEarly summer to early fallPink flowers, variegated leaves, tolerates harsh conditions
Red Pixie Lilac Tree3 – 76 – 7 ft tall, 3 – 4 ft spreadLate spring to summer, re-blooms late summer/early fallAromatic red-pink flowers, compact size, cold-tolerant
Sweet Mock Orange Shrub4 – 88 – 10 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spreadLate spring to early summerLush white flowers, citrus-like fragrance, drought and disease resistant
Dwarf Strawberry Tree7 – 98 – 10 ft tall, 6 – 8 ft spreadFall through late winterBell-shaped white flowers, edible strawberry-like fruits, year-round interest
Weeping Siberian Pea Tree3 – 710 – 12 ft tall, 4 – 5 ft spreadSpringYellow-green leaves, showy yellow flowers, tolerates extreme temperatures
Lollipop Crabapple Tree4 – 88 – 10 ft tall, 8 – 10 ft spreadEarly to mid-springDeep pink to white blossoms, compact round crown, provides winter food for birds

Small Flowering Trees Beautify Your Home and Can Increase Your Property Value

You don’t have to plant a huge tree to beautify your yard and increase your home’s value. If you have a small yard, just plant a small flowering tree that will mature quickly and fill your yard with beauty.

When choosing the right tree for your yard, ensure you understand which USDA Growing Zone you live in.

Happy tree planting!

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Lyrae Willis

Environmental Scientist & Plant Ecologist

Lyrae grew up in the forests of BC, Canada, where she got a BSc. in Environmental Sciences. Her whole life, she has loved studying plants, from the tiniest flowers to the most massive trees. She is currently researching native plants of North America and spends her time traveling, hiking, documenting, and writing. When not researching, she is homeschooling her brilliant autistic son, who travels with her and benefits from a unique hands-on education about the environment around him.