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10 Beautiful Trees and Shrubs with White Flowers

Going for a winter wonderland aesthetic for your garden? Here is our list of beautiful trees and shrubs that produce white flowers.

Aarushi Chadha
White Angel's Trumpet
White Angel's Trumpet

Southern Magnolia- Southern Magnolia or Magnolia Grandiflora is a white flowering tree that can grow as high as 70 feet. This tree can be grown in the sun or shade and prefers acidic, well-drained, and moist soils. It can be planted in areas that are prone to wet/dry soil moisture fluctuations but tends to thrive in high moisture levels.

American Elderberry

American Elderberry or Sambucus Canadensis is a large shrub that is native to eastern North America. It can grow at least 10 feet in height. This shrub prefers wet soil and is ideal to grow in areas that receive a lot of rainfall. It does require regular pruning as it is a sprawling shrub. American elderberry produces lemon-scented white flowers in clusters between June and July.

Acoma Crape Myrtle Tree

Acoma Crape Myrtle Tree or Lagerstroemia indica is a deciduous semi-dwarf tree that grows about 8 to 10 feet tall. It can thrive in both planters and small gardens. It is also very low on maintenance as it does not require a lot of watering and is resistant to many diseases. This tree tends to thrive in warmer climate with a lot of sunlight.

Chinese Fringe Tree

The Chinese Fringe tree is a species of small deciduous tree that flowers in the spring. It can grow up to forty feet tall and has a rounded shape which makes it the perfect accent plant in the home landscape.

Flowering Dogwood

Flowering dogwood or Cornus florida is a deciduous tree native to the eastern half of the United States. This tree needs to be watered during the summer and fall, especially during hot, dry spells. Mulching can help retain moisture during this time as well and reduce the frequency of watering. This tree seldom needs pruning and doesn’t require fertilizer.

White Angel’s Trumpet

White Angel’s Trumpet or Brugsmania candida is a group of small to medium-sized shrubs that can grow as tall as 20 feet. It needs to be grown in rich, medium-moisture soil and thrive in full sun. In areas with extreme winters, this tropical plant must be grown in containers and moved indoors for the winter.

Bigleaf Magnolia

Bigleaf magnolia or magnolia macrophylla is a tree native to North America. It has the largest leaves of any tree native to North America. This tree produces oval-shaped leaves that can grow as long as 30 inches. It starts producing bowl-shaped flowers that are white with a purple tint by late spring and early summer.

Japanese Snowbell

Japanese Snowbell or Styrax Japonicus is a small tree that can grow as tall as 20 feet. It flowers in spring producing dense clusters of small, bell-shaped blooms. It needs to be grown in well-draining, acidic, and nutrient-rich soil and in full or partial shade.

Bridal Wreath Spirea

Bridal Wreath Spirea or Spiraea Prunifolia is a shrub that produces branches filled with masses of small, double-white flowers in early spring just before the leaves sprout. It is ideal for border planting or as a foundation plant. It can grow up to eight feet tall and thrives in moderately moist, well-draining soil.


Buttonbush or Cephalanthus occidentalis is a shrub that grows up to 12 feet tall. Native to the eastern U.S., this shrub produces fragrant flowers in June. The flowers which resemble a pin cushion attract pollinators like birds, bees, and butterflies. It also helps control erosion in flooded areas and helps flourish wetlands.

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