10 Flowering Southern Trees To Plant In Your Home Garden

Crape Myrtle

Known for its vibrant summer blooms, crape myrtles come in various colors and sizes, making them a popular choice in southern gardens.

Southern Magnolia

With large, fragrant white blossoms, the southern magnolia is an iconic southern tree that adds elegance to any garden.


Dogwoods are native to the southeastern United States and produce delicate white or pink flowers in spring.

Cherry Laurel

This evergreen tree produces fragrant white flowers and glossy leaves, making it a great choice for both aesthetics and privacy.

Sweetbay Magnolia

Sweetbay magnolias have creamy white, lemon-scented blooms and are ideal for moist, partially shaded areas.

Live Oak

Although not known for their flowers, live oaks are famous for their majestic appearance and provide excellent shade.

Southern Red Cedar

While not a flowering tree, southern red cedars offer year-round greenery and a pleasant aroma.

Flowering Cherry

These trees are famous for their stunning spring blossoms in shades of pink or white.

Eastern Redbud

Another variety of redbud, the eastern redbud, offers a splash of color with its pink flowers in spring.

Saucer Magnolia

Saucer magnolias have large, showy blooms that come in various shades of pink and purple, creating a beautiful spring display.

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