What Are the Best Flowering Trees for Houston?

Ready for April showers to bring spring flowers? If so, it’s time to dress up your lawn beyond your humble oak and maple. 

After all, while southern red oaks and black cherry trees are among the most popular trees in Texas, they don’t get you a ton of mileage in terms of flowering. For that, you’ll need to introduce some beautiful flowering trees into your landscaping. 

Whether you’re looking for small trees, large trees, or any blooming flowers in between, here’s a look at some of the very best flowering trees to brighten your spring in Texas. 

Crape Myrtle

Also known as the lilac of the South, the crape myrtle is a true southern charmer that gets its name from crinkly, crepe-like flowers and foliage that closely resembles true myrtle. It’s also been called the flowering tree of 100 days, since it has an unusually long flowering period. 

Don’t let the flowers fool you, though—this one is much beloved of southern gardeners for its impressive beauty and low maintenance in one lovely package. And while the tree is originally from China and Korea, it’s known to thrive in the Texas climate with relatively little handiwork from gardeners. 


Another staple of Texas gardens is the redbud tree, a familiar and brilliant spot of pink dotting many a Texas lawn. 

If you need a clarion call of spring, just turn to your redbud—it’s among the earliest bloomers, along with azalea. It’s a relatively small tree, reaching just 20 feet at maturity, but once February and early March come, its branches are entirely smothered in rosy, purplish pink flowers that will draw every eye on the street. 

Plus, the native Texas redbud, Cercis canadensis var. texensis, is a hardy little creature that flourishes with relatively low supervision, is drought-tolerant, and not too fussed about its soil. 

Southern Magnolia

Would it really be the Deep South without a magnolia tree? 

The southern magnolia tree is the epitome of classic Southern sensibilities, producing large, fragrant white flowers backed by stately evergreen foliage. If the crape myrtle is a Southern charmer, the magnolia is a Southern belle. Which is not to say that it’s shy about taking up space—some larger varieties can reach 60 or 70 feet tall. 

If you do choose a southern magnolia, be strategic about where you plant it. The size and spread of the foliage make it a great choice for privacy, but not so much if you hope to show off other landscaping features. 

Your Partner in Beautiful Landscaping

There’s nothing quite like the beauty of flowering trees during Texas spring and summer. And here at Nature’s Tree Removal, we’re here to help homeowners like you appreciate the natural beauty of your flowering trees without all the hassle. Between expert tree trimming services and other tree services, we’re the experts you need to ensure your lawn is the envy of the whole neighborhood. 

Ready to invest in landscaping you love? Get in touch to let us know how we can help. 

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