Trees with blue or lilac flowers

There are few trees with blue or lilac flowers

The truth is that there are few trees with blue or lilac flowers, since in nature, the most common colors of the petals of this type of plant are white, yellow, red and pink. But don't worry, then there are enough varieties so that a very nice garden can be designed.

You just have to do one thing: take a look at the ones we are going to name you next. Surely you will find one that you particularly like.

Bauhinia purpurea

Bauhinia purpurea is a lilac-flowered tree

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La Bauhinia purpurea, known as pata de vaca, orchid tree, or deer helmet, is a deciduous tree native to tropical America. It reaches a height of 9 meters, which may make you regret that it takes up a lot of space, but nothing is further from the truth: its trunk remains rather thin, measuring about 40 centimeters thick, and its crown is about 3-4 meters wide. In addition, it must be said that it is a plant that branches several meters above the ground.

Despite its origin, It is capable of withstanding occasional frosts of up to -4ºC.

Chilopsis linearis

Chilopsis is a shrub with lilac flowers

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El Chilopsis linearis It is a deciduous tree native to the United States and Mexico. can reach a maximum height of 8 meters, or stay as a low bush of 1,5 meters. Its flowers are soft pink or lilac, and they sprout in terminal clusters throughout the spring.

It is a very interesting species to have in all kinds of gardens, although it is important to keep in mind that it does not resist drought at all. however yes resists frost down to -18ºC.

Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu'

Hibiscus is a shrub with blue flowers

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While Hibiscus syriacus It is not a tree, but a tree-shaped bush, It is a deciduous plant up to 4 meters high. which deserves to be on this list as it has beautiful flowers, white, pink, red, and of course bluish, like the 'Oiseau Bleu' variety. It is popularly known as Syrian rose, altea, or in English Rose of sharon, and is native to Asia, where it is considered the national flower of South Korea.

Unlike other hibiscus, the Rose of Syria withstands the cold very well, and even temperatures below zero. In fact, resists up to -10ºC.

Lagerstroemia indica 'Purple Magic'

The Jupiter tree has lilac flowers

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La Lagerstroemia indica 'Purple Magic' It is a shrub in the shape of a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 3 meters maximum. Its flowers bloom in summer, usually at the end of the season, and they do so by grouping themselves in rounded purple panicles.

Due to its characteristics, it is a plant that can be planted in pots and kept there throughout its life; although it will also look very pretty in the garden as long as the soil has an acidic pH. Withstands cold and frost up to -10ºC.

magnolia liliflora

The magnolia liliiflora has scented flowers

The vast majority of magnolias have white or pink flowers, but the magnolia liliflora they are bright pink, almost lilac, very nice. It is native to southwestern China, but despite this fact, some people know it by the name of Japanese magnolia. In Spain it receives the names of tulip magnolia or lily magnolia, as its flowers are quite similar to those of the Lilies. It is deciduous.

It reaches 4 meters in height, making it a splendid plant to have in small gardens or even in -large- pots. Also, you should know that withstands very well frosts of up to -18ºC.

Melia sourach

Melia azedarach is a tree with white and lilac flowers

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La Melia sourach It is a deciduous tree native to Southeast Asia. It is a fast-growing and short-lived plant -it only lasts about 20 years-, which reaches a maximum height of 15 meters. Its trunk is short and straight, and its crown is shaped like an umbrella, measuring about 5 meters wide. Its leaves are imparipinnate, and the flowers are grouped in terminal lilac panicles in spring.

It is popularly known by different names, such as cinnamon, paradise tree, or parasol paradise. It resists drought very well, as well as frosts of up to -4ºC.

Jacaranda mimosifolia

The jacaranda is a tree that is known as rosewood

El Jacaranda mimosifolia, simply called jacaranda, is a deciduous tree native to South America. Reaches a minimum height of 10 meters, reaching 20 meters if the climate and conditions of the place where it grows are ideal. Its glass has an ovoid shape, and provides a very pleasant shade. The flowers are lilac and appear in terminal clusters throughout the spring.

It is a plant that withstands the heat well as long as it has water, but we must plant it in an area protected from strong winds so that it does not have a bad time. Resists up to -4ºC.

paulownia tomentosa

Paulownia is a tree with blue flowers

La paulownia tomentosa, called imperial paulownia or kiri, is a deciduous tree native to China that reaches 20 meters in height. Its crown is wide, in the shape of an umbrella, so its shade is dense and fresh. It blooms in spring, producing flowers grouped in pyramidal inflorescences of a bluish lilac color.

It is a plant that, to be beautiful, needs a temperate climate, and regular rain, as it does not support drought. It resists frosts down to -18ºC.

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'

Syringa vulgaris is a tree with blue flowers

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La Syringa vulgaris It is a small deciduous tree native to the Balkans (Southeast Europe) that reaches a maximum height of 7 meters. Its trunk usually branches from ground level or a very short distance from it, but you can prune it in late winter and thus have it with a single trunk.

If we talk about its flowers, they sprout in spring, grouping in panicles at the end of some branches. These can be white, pink, purple or in the case of the 'Sensation' cultivar, purple. Withstands frosts down to -12ºC.

Vitex agnus-castus

The Vitex agnus castus is a tree with blue flowers

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El Vitex agnus-castus, popularly called chasteberry or chaste tree, is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to the Mediterranean region that can reach a height of 5 meters at most. Its flowers are grouped in terminal clusters, and are lilac-bluish in color.

It is a plant that needs soils with good drainage, as it does not tolerate excess water. But otherwise, you have to know that it resists frosts down to -14ºC.

Which of these trees with blue flowers has caught your attention the most?


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