These 10 San Diego trees are beyond amazing when in bloom!
San Diegans are lucky to have excellent weather year-round. And thanks to all of this lovely sunshine San Diego is home to some of the most gorgeous flowering trees in the world. Their vibrant flowers color our city while their fragrance fills the air. These 10 stunning trees are all unique and we couldn’t be luckier to have them.
Jacarandas are one of San Diego’s most beloved flowering trees! Their fragrant flowers bloom in late spring and continue into the summer months. Their lovely purple haze is hard to miss as you spend a day out in San Diego.
The magnolia tree is one of the most famous trees in the world! There are so many films, t.v shows, and brands that use its name, and it’s easy to see why. It is also the most known ancient flowering plant, according to fossil records! There are over 200 magnolia species around, and most originate from Asia and the Americas. Their gorgeous flowers range from delicate pinks to dreamy purples to beautiful whites and joyous yellows. The Southern magnolia is the most popular in SoCal and blooms in the late spring and into the summer. The Southern magnolia has beautiful white flowers that range from 5-to 8 inches in length!
3. Tipuana Tipu
Tipuna Tipu, or tipu for short, are some of the most cheerful trees once they bloom. Their bright yellow flowers bloom in the spring and start to fall at the end of summer. They are easily confused for jacaranda trees when they aren’t in bloom!
4. Palo Verde
If you live in San Diego, your Spanish should be able to tell what this tree’s name means. But we’ll give you a hint…or the answer…it means green stick. This tree obviously has green branches, making it stand out from the dozen other yellow flowering trees around. Eventually, its trunk and mature branches turn brown, but any new limbs do still grow out green.
5. Evergreen Pear
This beautiful flowering tree is native to Taiwan and is now one of the most unique trees in San Diego. The tree has a distinct flowering season. In the winter these one-of-a-kind trees showcase beautiful winter white blossoms. This seasonally appropriate display gifts San Diegans with a white Christmas after all. However, you may be asking yourself where the pears are. And contrary to common sense, this lovely tree is not, in fact, evergreen, and it does not produce edible pears.
6. Crape Myrtle
The crape myrtle tree is a delicate and beautiful tree. It varies in height so you can select a “very dwarf” variety that grows between 1-3 feet to the regular-sized crape myrtles that grow to 20 feet! They also vary in color, like red, pink, lavender, purple, or white. The tree is originally from China. there it’s known as “Pai Jih Hung” — which means hundred days red. That’s because it has an amazingly long flowering season that lasts 3-4 months!
7. Coral Tree
Could thee be a more appropriate SoCal tree than this one? This lovely tree has about 130 variations and is not only popular in California but worldwide. The coral tree’s blooms are spectacular, you won’t want to miss their fiery-red color-like appearance. Their name, Erythrina, actually stems from the Greek word for red, erythros.
8. Western Redbud
The Western Redbud is a gorgeous sight in the springtime. This tree is completely overtaken by its purple and pink bloom! The tree branches are barely visible when in full bloom, which lasts for 2-3 weeks. The Western redbud originates from southern Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California.
9. Gold Medallion Tree
The gold medallion tree is the springtime’s ultimate cheerleader. Its vibrant yellow pom-poms celebrate well into the summer months. The clusters are so large that they could very well be actually cheerleader pom-pom! The tree is originally from Brazil and manages to do well in San Diego’s less-than tropical climate. This is a fast-growing tree that grows to be 25 feet tall!
10. Mimosa Tree
Now let’s end things off on a high with a mimosa in hand! This lovely tree is beloved by San Diegans and hummingbirds alike. This is an excellent tree for your garden if you want to attract the gorgeous birds and their song. Other tenets you could expect to move in include bees and butterflies because they all love this tree’s unique pink blooms. The Mimosa tree is also known as the silk tree since its flowers resemble silk treads. The tree originated in China and was brought to the United States in the mid-18th century. It became so popular that you can now find it in most states.
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