If you are thinking of inviting a flowering tree into your garden, you need to understand that not all trees with blossoms will fit the bill. If what you are looking for are small flowering weeping trees, you have inserted three filters into the mix.
So which are the best flowering weeping trees for a small garden? Read on for our recommendations for blooming weeping trees. We’ll point out a few pink flowering weeping trees and a few purple ones.
Blooming Weeping Trees
Weeping trees are those with branches that cascade down instead of heading out horizontally or pointing upwards. They tend to lend a serene air to the backyard. The weeping willow is a classic example of a weeping tree, but it’s a big one and doesn’t offer showy flowers.
If you are looking for small flowering weeping trees, you’ll have to look harder, but that doesn’t mean the selection is small. Many trees have weeping varieties, and a good place to start is with fruit trees. Check out spring-blooming crabapples. We like the cultivar ‘Louisa’, one of the pink flowering weeping trees that tops out at 15 feet (5 m) tall. It offers lacy flowers in spring as well as impressive amounts of yellow fruit and fall color.
Best Flowering Weeping Trees
Pink and purple flowering weeping trees are among the best flowering weeping trees you can find, but white blossoms are also beautiful. You’ll find lots of frilly white flowers on spring-blooming cherry trees, like Snow Fountains weeping cherry (Prunus ‘Snofozam’) with its graceful cascading branches. The tree also features an autumn display and coppery bark that lends winter interest. It also grows to 15 feet (5 m) tall.
If you need something even smaller, consider the pink flowering weeping tree Eastern redbud ‘Ruby Falls’ (Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’). It only grows to 6 feet tall (1.8 m) but has a crown width of 4 feet (1.2 m). It offers gorgeous pink flowers in spring, plus heart shaped leaves that blaze yellow in fall.
Blooming Weeping Trees with Flowers
Purple blooming weeping trees are lovely too. If you love the idea of a small weeping Eastern redbud but prefer lilac flowers, you are in luck. Check out ‘Lavender Twist’, another small weeping Eastern redbud with some of the same attributes as ‘Ruby Falls’ but decked out in spring with purple flowers. ‘Lavender twist’ redbud also impresses with its twisted trunk and branches.
Crape myrtle is another popular choice. We like the crape myrtle ‘Delta Blush’ (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Delta Blush’. It grows light pink flower clusters that are very attractive. The crape myrtle also has the advantage of blooming all summer long, from June through September.