Flowering Trees

Best 6 Flowering Trees To Grow In North, South, East & West California

Strategic placement of flowering trees creates focal points for stunning landscape designs. There are dozens of gorgeous choices, so narrowing down the best flowering trees Southern California has to offer can be difficult.

The flowering trees used by Pacific Outdoor Living have been a variety of species. Following thousands of landscape design projects, we have selected the  best flowering trees for California properties.

Despite living in a part of the country where green is found year round, we still enjoy spring when it arrives. Trees in bloom are the best way to welcome spring. Fresh begins are symbolized by the beautiful buds and blooms of spring. There are a lot of trees at Summer Winds Nursery to give you that perfect landscape. Whether you need a specimen tree for your yard, a focal point for your yard, or a privacy screen or hedge, we offer a variety of trees to choose from. There are also trees that are perfect for small spaces or containers.


Red Prince Weigela Shrub


A red floral tubular vase with dark green foliage creates a bold contrast with the Red Prince. But the best part:

You get these vibrant blooms not once but twice, with a dazzling show in the spring and again at the end of summer.

Isn’t that even better? The process is straightforward. This versatile variety is perfect for group plantings or containers.

The blooms last for weeks, no matter where you place it. And in addition to its adaptability to any soil type, it doesn’t have significant pest or disease issues. So, you get a grand look in your garden without hassle.

White Weeping Cherry Tree

– Beautiful white blooms and weeping form
– Adaptable to various soil types
– Tolerant of many climate types

Get the neighborhood’s first Weeping Cherry. Newly introduced in 2006, this is the hottest landscape tree of the last decade!

The springtime show of this show will be the talk of the town! Nobody can miss the large, thick flowers covering your entire tree. This is one of the most sought-after flowering trees in recent history.

No matter where you plant it, the specimen tree makes the perfect specimen. It looks great in even the largest of landscapes, but it fits in well in smaller yards as well.

Not only is it a stunning tree, but its hardy as well. Adapts to a wide variety of climates and soil conditions.

Branches can be easily maintained… have them reach the ground, or prune them shorter.

There are fewer trees of this species in existence. In order to maintain adequate supplies we acted early upon our Nursery Manager’s knowledge. The demand for this tree is high, so be sure to order one before it sells out.

Ardens Rose of Sharon Althea Shrub

Invest in a landscape design that will make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood. A stunning backdrop of lush green foliage is combined with dimensional flower flourishes on a cast of Double Violet Ardens.

You won’t want plain privacy walls anymore, because this beauty adds a touch of elegance to all your natural screening designs. Plus, you’ll have summer guests like hummingbirds and butterflies in no time.

Would that be even better? Fortunately, the Ardens tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, including drought and strong winds. This makes it a suitable tree for nearly any landscape.

Tulip Poplar ‘Little Volunteer’

Since it is fashioned from the state tree of Tennessee, the Tulip Poplar, it is affectionately known as the Little Volunteer. In comparison with its closely related relative, the all-American gem grows just one-third the size: 35 feet tall by 20 feet wide.

Because of its small stature, the miniature Tulip Poplar is ideal for landscaping in city front yards, back yards and gardens. You’ll appreciate how it doesn’t dominate visitors’ view of your home. No matter where you decide to plant the Little Volunteer, you’ll benefit from all the best features of a large tree adapted to a smaller size.

The central leader of the tulip poplar tree stays more intact than similar varieties because it “keeps its branches to itself.”. With short, ascending branches that require little pruning, this plant’s tidy, upright habit simplifies planting and maintenance. Trees that reach maturity do not extend their branches close to windows and siding.

Plant this tree in moist, well-drained soil and watch it grow up to 12 feet tall and six feet wide in its first four years.

The leaves of this poplar resemble violins, and close up they are very attractive. In the autumn, the soft, buttery yellow leaves turn deep green. It saves you time and energy to rake leaves when you have a little volunteer tulip poplar to clean up after! It won’t have you toiling over enormous piles of heavy foliage.

Blooming between May and June each year, the Tulip Poplar’s abundant flowers are yellow backed by deep orange bands. Look out the window at the nectar-rich flowers and be reminded that great beauty can sprout from places that were once just ordinary.

Adding the eye-catching miniature tree Tulip Poplar ‘Little Volunteer’ to your landscape is easy to do!

Little Poncho Dwarf Dogwood

Dogwoods are a beautiful and versatile addition to any landscape. Poncho Dwarf Dogwoods are Japanese Dogwoods that grow to 8-10 feet, unlike American Dogwoods which grow to 25 feet. These cute dogwoods are perfect for pathways, patios, and smaller gardens.

Don’t let the miniature size fool you. The Poncho Dogwood may be small, but it is mighty. In fact, it is resistant to diseases that often plague large Dogwoods. Most Dogwoods perform better in shade, but the Poncho can tolerate full sun exposure and still produce vibrant foliage!

Your Poncho doesn’t require any maintenance. Forget pruning, constant watering, fertilizing or picking up tons of leaves, the Dwarf Dogwood “Poncho” is one of the easiest trees to care for. After you plant it, just sit back and let it impress you with its fascinating transition through the seasons.

Beautiful white, green, and pink blooms are on the way in the spring! The actual blooms of the Poncho are small, vibrant green, star-like blossoms. What’s most striking are the large, creamy white bracts that surround the bloom, covering nearly the entire tree! They stick around for a month and then turn into a delicate pink color.

Crusader Hawthorn

Crusader Hawthorns boast white flowers, glossy red fruit and beautiful fall foliage, while they are resistant to disease and pollution.

Spring and winter are beautiful and colorful. The Crusader Hawthorn blooms profusely in spring and produces red fruit in winter that provides color to landscapes. Additionally, the leaves of this thornless variety range from reddish orange to purple.

Adaptable size and naturally great shape. Need to fill in a small spot in your landscape, or plant under utility lines? The Crusader Hawthorn is compact enough to adapt to nearly any area, growing just 15 feet tall and 12-15 feet wide. Its naturally rounded shape and horizontally tiered branches can be maintained with little to no pruning.

A wide range of challenges can be met with ease. How does the Crusader Hawthorn differ from other varieties? Due to its toughness and strength. The Crusader Hawthorn is hardy and tolerant, thriving in wet or dry soil and resistant to disease and even urban pollution. That makes it a great choice for cityscapes, parking lots or sidewalks.

Ensure that butterflies and birds will come. The Crusader Hawthorn’s snowy white flowers and bright-red fruit attracts birds, bees and butterflies – great for your yard and the environment.

There is no limit to where you can plant. A true plant-anywhere tree because of its hardiness, Crusader Hawthorn is an excellent choice. It can be used for hedges/screening, as an accent or as a border in urban areas.

The color is year-round, and it is easy to maintain. With little effort, you can view the results spring through winter. Due to its adaptability, the Crusader Hawthorn makes a great choice for your garden.