Trees with purple flowers are very popular with gardeners, in fact, purple flowers on any plant have a strong demand.
My own favorite purple flowering tree is the Jacaranda Tree. I just love the way the tree flowers with an abundance of purple blooms in the spring.
However the Purple Smoke Tree, also called the Royal Purple Smoke Tree, is another favorite purple tree of mine.
Below are pictures of trees with purple blooms with growing information. You might find your own favorite purple tree among them.
Purple Flowering Trees
A deciduous or semi-evergreen tree, often sold as J.acutifolia.
It’s native to South America, Argentina and Brazil, and grows to about 25-40 feet high and 15-30 feet wide.
The foilage is finely cut and fern-like. The leaves drop in late winter.
Branches mostly remain bare until the tree comes into bloom.
The purple-lavender flowers usually appear in mid-to late spring.
The tree is fairly hardy after becoming mature, but young trees are cold tender below 25F (-4C).
It does best in sandy, well-drained soil that isn’t too rich.
Along the coast, or if subjected to ocean winds, or where heat is inadequate, it often fails to bloom.
Lagerstromia Indica ‘Purpurea’
This beautiful small tree produces purple summer-blooming flowers that are very striking and also bloom for a long time.
The purple flower tree grows to 1-20 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide.
It’s adaptable to a wide variety of soils, but prefers moist, well-drained soil.
You should plant it in full sun for the best flowering.
It’s foilage turn yellow yo orange in the fall, providing your garden with beautiful fall colors.
I recommmend underplanting it with a ground cover with complimentary colors.
Dwarf Korean Lilac Tree
Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’
This is a dwarf variety of a lilac in a tree form with deep green foilage.
One of the most fragrant trees with purple flowers you’ll ever find.
The fragrant pale purple blooms and it blooms profusely at an early age.
This flowewring purple lilac tree is an excellent garden accent or as a specimen in a landscape, and also perfect for a small garden or a patio.
It grows to only 5-6 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. with a round growth habit, like a large lollipop.
Average soil and mositure is required, and it should be planted in full sun only.
It’s ometimes called the Juda’s Tree because it dates back to biblical times.
A small deciduous tree that is covered with purple flowers in the spring time.
During the summer the attractive foilage has heart-shaped leaves.
The fall foilage is yellow-green and will look stunning in your garden.
It grows to 20-30 feeet tall and 15-30 feet wide with a roundish growth habit.
Adaptable to average soil conditions and moisture, it should be planted in full sun or partial sun.
Purple Smoke Tree
Cotinus Cog. Atro purpurea
Also called the Royal Purple Smoke Tree. A wonderful tree that grows to aboit 9-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide.
It’s an amazingly pretty little tree that is covered with rich purple foilage in early spring, followed by smokey-purple, feathery blooms in mid-summer that lasts until October.
Plant it in full sun or partial sun in well-drained moist soil.
Purple Robe Locust
The ‘Purple Robe’ resembles the Idaho Locust tree, but has darker purple-pink blooms that flowers for two weeks longer.
It’s a fairly fast-growing deciduous tree that is well adapted to hot, dry climate zones.
The leaves are divided like feathers into many rounded leaflets.
Plant it in full sun. Once establishes, it will need little, to moderate water.
Be aware! Barks, leaves and seeds are poisonous if ingested.
Locust trees tolerates poor soil on little to no water.
But there are drawbacks: the wood is brittle, roots are aggressive and plants often spread by suckers.
Kosar-de Vos Hybrid
A deciduous magnolia tree with purple flowers that grows to 12 feet high and 15 feet wide.
This is one of the few magnolia trees with purple flowers and it’s a small one to boot.
It starts flowering at 4-5 years of age, so it pays to buy a more mature specimen.
The flower colors range from deep to pale purple, are tulip shaped, with pink or white interiors.
The trees bloomm in spring before leafing out. There is a sporadic re-bloom during summer.
I hope you all enjoy these trees with purple flowers and plant one in your own gardens.