8 Best White Flowering Trees to Invigorate Your Yard

Southern Magnolia

Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is admired for its large, thick leaves and giant white flowers, growing up to 70 feet. Suitable for USDA Zones 7-10, this tree needs ample space.

Flowering Dogwood

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) thrives in Zones 5-9 and grows up to 30 feet. It is ideal for wet locations and showcases sweeping branches filled with white flowers in spring.


Native to eastern US, serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) is a small tree suitable for Zones 4-9. It produces small white flowers and dark purple fruits, attracting birds.

Carolina Silverbell

Carolina silverbell (Halesia carolina) features bell-like blooms and thrives in Zones 4-8. This small to medium tree prefers well-drained, organically rich soil and requires minimal pruning.

Ohio Buckeye

Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra) reaches up to 40 feet and is best for large yards in Zones 3-7. It produces creamy white flowers in spring followed by large, dark brown nuts.


Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) grows to about 55 feet and produces fragrant panicles of pea-like flowers in late spring. Ideal for Zones 4-8, it is suitable for planting near decks.

White Eastern Redbud

White Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis f. alba) has small white flowers covering its branches. Suitable for Zones 4-9, this small tree is perfect for smaller lots, displaying heart-shaped blue-green leaves

Fringe Tree

Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) blooms with thousands of long, white petals creating a smoky effect. It thrives in Zones 3-9, preferring full sun to part shade, and requires maintenance.