The Top 5 Purple Flowering Trees

The Top 5 Purple Flowering Trees

By Felipe Benavides on March, 29 2018
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Felipe Benavides

Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

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We can enjoy the beautiful sight of purple flowering trees on any size landscape! It is true. We can still enjoy all the benefits of these flowering trees even if we have a lack of square footage.

There is no doubt about it, flowering trees in shades of purple, violet, and lavender are an attractive addition to our landscape. Trees such as the Jacaranda are a favorite at many of our nurseries. We love seeing the purple blossoms as we drive through neighborhoods and as a bonus, these are also excellent shade trees.

Here are some of the five best purple flowering trees we can grow in our area. Spring is the best time to plant, so visit your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location and allow our nursery pros to help you select the perfect colorful trees for your yard!

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Crape Myrtle Tree with Purple FlowersCrape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

These versatile trees are also one of the best flowering trees in our area. They are incredibly colorful when in bloom! These beauties love the heat. In fact, when the hot weather arrives, expect your yard to be decorated in beautiful shades of color.

These ornamental trees offer extraordinarily long and reliable bloom cycles so we can enjoy the show from spring through fall! In fact, the show lasts all year thanks to their interesting, colored, mottled trunk bark. We only grow the best varieties for our area, so be sure to visit your nearest location and select the best variety for your area. 



Jacaranda Tree with Purple FlowersJacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

This is one of our best-selling flowering trees. These colorful trees have outstanding features – exotic, trumpet-shaped purple blooms and soft-feathery, fern-like foliage. These are fast-growing trees that can provide filtered shade.

We like to plant them near patios, courtyards, and decks. These are stunning specimen trees, whether we plant them in a water-wise yard or urban garden. They are also front-yard flowering trees that can add instant curb appeal.



Vitex Tree with Purple FlowersVitex (Vitex agnus-castus)

The Vitex,  also known as the Chaste Tree, offers a gorgeous display of handsome gray-green foliage and terminal clusters of fragrant lilac blooms.  This fast growing small-to-medium sized tree will enhance any landscape with beauty and is sure to attract hummingbirds and swarms of butterflies.

This is an excellent choice for a beautiful garden or for use as a patio tree. This beautiful deciduous is typically grown as a multi-trunk tree, with turning, twisting trunks giving it a unique statuesque appearance under the bright flowering canopy.



Texas Mountain Laurel with Purple FlowersTexas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora) 

We love the display of fragrant violet-blue flowers that bloom in spring. Some say that the flowers smell like a favorite grape drink, oh yea! They are small showy trees, and they can fit in a yard with limited space.

We like to plant them in a sunny patio, front entryway, and in any spot where we can enjoy the fragrant spring blossoms. These are also water-wise trees that thrive in warm, bright, arid environments. 



Purple Leaf plum with Purple Leaves and Pink FlowersPurple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius')

This deciduous tree produces a profusion of showy light pink flowers in spring. This remarkable tree also features exceptional dark purple foliage that helps to make it an ideal small, color accent tree.

We like to plant them in front yards, where they are sure to attract all the right attention. We can also plant them in pairs to flank gateways and driveway entries in style. They can also be planted in an orchard-like row to create a stunning privacy screen. These ornamental trees can make a bold and beautiful color statement no matter how we choose to plant them!

Check out our posts on the other top flowering trees!


Top Pink Flowering TreesTop Red Flowering TreesTop White Flowering TreesTop Yellow Flowering Trees


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Purple is one of the best colors to have in your yard. Allow our professional landscape design specialists to determine the perfect spot to plant any of these purple flowering trees on your landscape. With free professional planting available, it cannot get any easier to create a colorful yard with the best flowering trees on earth!


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