10 Best White Flowering Trees to Brighten Up Your Landscape

Southern Magnolia

The Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is a beautiful tree that is loved all over the world for its big, thick leaves and huge white flowers.

Flowering Dogwood

blooming dogwood (Cornus florida) might be a good choice for a blooming tree that will do well in a wet spot in the yard. This beautiful tree can grow in Zones 5 9.


The serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) is a small tree that grows naturally in the eastern half of the US. It looks great placed in groups or by itself. Often grown with more than one trunk in Zones 4 9.

Carolina Silverbell

This tree with white flowers should have a lot more fans. Halea carolina, the Carolina silverbell, is a small to medium-sized tree that grows well in both full sun and part shade. Its bell-shaped flowers look like cherry trees.

Ohio Buckeye

With a height of about 40 feet, this lovely tree needs space and shouldn't be planted close to houses. This tree does best in a big yard with lots of room in Zones 3 7.


This legume, which is linked to beans and peas, can grow up to about 55 feet tall. In late spring, it produces big clumps of very fragrant panicles of pea-like flowers, followed by seed pods and bright

White Eastern Redbud

The white Eastern redbud looks a lot like the regular pink-flowered type. Its branches are covered in lots of small flowers that make it look almost tropical. Zones 4 9 are good for this small tree.

Fringe Tree

When it blooms, the fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) is a sight to behold. The thousands of long, white petals that a full-grown tree produces give its flowers an almost smoky white look.

Franklin Tree

Look no further than the Franklin Tree (Franklinia alatamaha) if you want to find a rare tree with white flowers. This beautiful flower is native to Georgia in Zones 5 9. It was named after Benjamin Franklin.


If you have a big yard and want a tall, interesting tree, the catalpa might be just what you need. Catalpas (Catalpa speciosa) have big, light-green leaves and white flowers that look like orchids.