Flowering Trees available for the Australian garden include our own native trees as well a a range or trees some with exotic flowers, from around the world.
Trees chosen for the size, shape and color of the flower can be a real feature in and garden or courtyard. Some trees are chosen for sheer flower size, while others gain a place for the mass display of blossom during spring.
Trees such as Davidia involucrata also known as the ‘Dove Tree’ or ‘Handkerchief Tree’ have unusual flowers, others are just stunning in shape and form.
Flowering trees are a popular addition to to gardens across Australia. Trees that have great displays of flowers in spring and summer are also useful as shade trees after flowering has ended.
Included are evergreen trees such a Magnolia Grandiflora species and deciduous trees such as Crab Apples, Cornus, and Prunus. Standard, dwarf and weeping trees are readily available for sale from online nurseries. We provide a guide to some of the best flowering trees available for Australian gardens.
We list some of the best flowering trees for the Australian garden
Find Flowering Crab Apples
Illawarra Flame Tree.(Brachychiton acerifolius) A large tree with masses of red flowers this is probably one of the most spectacular flowering Australian Native Trees of all
Find Illawarra Flame Tree
Jacaranda. These large growing exotic trees with masses of purple flowers do well in most frost free areas, they come into their own in warmer climates. Used widely as street trees in QLD. Find Jacaranda Trees
Choosing Flowering Trees
All trees will flower, however many have insignificant flowers, ornamental flowering trees are those which put on a great display,s many with scented fragrant flowers, these trees are used as features in the garden and range in size from relatively small trees deciduous trees such as Cornus ‘Eddies White Wonder’ through to large evergreen trees such as Magnolia Grandiflora Exmouth.
Japanese Cherry trees are popular, especially weeping types, the Illawarra Flame Tree tree ‘Brachychiton acerifolius’ with its spectacular display of red flowers is a stand out in many Australian Towns. Pyrus calleryana or ‘Ornamental Pear Trees’ are widely used in landscaping and of course the colorful and hardy Crape Myrtle ‘Lagerstroemia indica’ an excellent flowering tree that is also relatively drought tolerant.
For a full list of species for sale visit our specialist and mail order nursery section
Suitability for climate
What will grow in the cooler areas of the Southern States of Australia will not be suitable for Tropical far North Queensland. However even in a range of less than 200k climate and soil conditions vary greatly, so before choosing a flowering tree look at local conditions carefully.
Position in the Garden
Some trees prefer a cooler shaded position, other thrive on full sun, consider planting position before you purchase.
Some flowering trees will reach 20 -30 m and may not be suitable for any but the largest of gardens, others are smaller trees and are more versatile
Evergreen, or Deciduous ?
If you want the tree to act as a screen, then evergreen is best, in a larger garden a mixture of evergreen and deciduous flowering trees provides variety.