Description

A colorful variety of flowering trees are available for use in the Inland Empire where they are valued in residential and public spaces alike. Trees are commonly the largest and most visible features in out landscapes and gardens, and their seasonal display of flowers can be highly prominent. Over 20 different flowering trees are featured on this list that fit different garden styles and needs. Remember to choose your trees with great care and to place them where their flowers, shade, and size can be appreciated over many years.

Plant List

Large Trees

Chinese flame tree

Botanical Name: Koelreuteria bipinnata
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 25 ft. - 45 ft.   Width: 25 ft. - 45 ft.

Pink trumpet tree

Botanical Name: Tabebuia impetiginosa
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 30 ft. - 50 ft.   Width: 30 ft. - 40 ft.

Medium Trees

Cootamundra wattle + cv

Botanical Name: Acacia baileyana
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 30 ft.

Eastern redbud

Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: Morning sun, All day sun, Partial sun
Height: 25 ft. - 35 ft.   Width: 25 ft. - 35 ft.

Marina strawberry tree

Botanical Name: Arbutus 'Marina'
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 3
Exposure: All day sun, Partial sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 20 ft.

Pink chitalpa

Botanical Name: x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 30 ft.

Purple-leaved eastern redbud

Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: Morning sun, All day sun, Partial sun
Height: 25 ft. - 35 ft.   Width: 25 ft. - 35 ft.

Strawberry tree

Botanical Name: Arbutus unedo
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun, Partial sun
Height: 15 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 30 ft.

Sweet acacia

Botanical Name: Acacia farnesiana
Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

Weeping bottlebrush

Botanical Name: Callistemon viminalis
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 3
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

Small Trees

Cascalote

Botanical Name: Caesalpinia cacalaco
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 15 ft. - 20 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 20 ft.

Chaste tree

Botanical Name: Vitex agnus-castus
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 15 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 20 ft.

Citrus species + cvs

Botanical Name: Citrus
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 8 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 6 ft. - 25 ft.

Coral gum

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus torquata
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 3
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 35 ft.   Width: 25 ft. - 35 ft.

Crape myrtle

Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: Morning sun, All day sun, Partial sun
Height: 6 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 10 ft. - 30 ft.

Desert Museum palo verde

Botanical Name: Parkinsonia x 'Desert Museum'
Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

Desert willow + cvs

Botanical Name: Chilopsis linearis
Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 15 ft. - 40 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 40 ft.

Dragon tree

Botanical Name: Dracaena draco
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 1
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 25 ft.   Width: 25 ft.

Lemon bottlebrush

Botanical Name: Callistemon citrinus
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 15 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 20 ft.

Majestic Beauty Indian hawthorn

Botanical Name: Rhaphiolepis 'Majestic Beauty'
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: Morning sun, All day sun, Partial sun
Height: 8 ft. - 18 ft.   Width: 8 ft. - 18 ft.

Palo brea

Botanical Name: Parkinsonia praecox
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

Ponytail palm

Botanical Name: Beaucarnia recurvata
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 1
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 12 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 10 ft. - 15 ft.

Yellow bells + cv

Botanical Name: Tecoma stans var. stans
Plant Type: Shrub
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 10 ft. - 15 ft.   Width: 10 ft. - 15 ft.