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

Koelreuteria bipinnata

Common Name: Chinese flame tree
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 25 ft. - 45 ft.   Width: 25 ft. - 45 ft.

Tabebuia impetiginosa

Common Name: Pink trumpet tree
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 4
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 30 ft. - 50 ft.   Width: 30 ft. - 40 ft.

Medium Trees

Acacia baileyana + cv

Common Name: Cootamundra wattle
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 30 ft.

Acacia farnesiana

Common Name: Sweet acacia
Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

Arbutus ‘Marina’

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

Arbutus unedo

Common Name: Strawberry tree
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun, Partial sun
Height: 15 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 30 ft.

Callistemon viminalis

Common Name: Weeping bottlebrush
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 3
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

Cercis canadensis

Common Name: Eastern redbud
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.

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

Common Name: Purple-leaved eastern redbud
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.

Small Trees

Beaucarnia recurvata

Common Name: Ponytail palm
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 1
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 12 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 10 ft. - 15 ft.

Caesalpinia cacalaco

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

Callistemon citrinus

Common Name: Lemon bottlebrush
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 15 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 20 ft.

Chilopsis linearis + cvs

Common Name: Desert willow
Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 15 ft. - 40 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 40 ft.

Citrus species + cvs

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

Dracaena draco

Common Name: Dragon tree
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 1
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 25 ft.   Width: 25 ft.

Eucalyptus torquata

Common Name: Coral gum
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Moderate 3
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 35 ft.   Width: 25 ft. - 35 ft.

Lagerstroemia indica + cvs

Common Name: Crape myrtle
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.

Parkinsonia praecox

Common Name: Palo brea
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

Parkinsonia x ‘Desert Museum’

Common Name: Desert Museum palo verde
Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft.   Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.

Rhaphiolepis ‘Majestic Beauty’

Common Name: Majestic Beauty India hawthorn
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.

Tecoma stans var. stans + cv

Common Name: Yellow bells
Plant Type: Shrub
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 10 ft. - 15 ft.   Width: 10 ft. - 15 ft.

Vitex agnus-castus

Common Name: Chaste tree
Plant Type: Tree
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 15 ft. - 25 ft.   Width: 15 ft. - 20 ft.