Trees that bloom flowers can be some of the most beautiful and cherished plants to grow on your property, and purple flowers tend to be the most popular among home gardeners. Although commonly used as landscaping for the front of a home, such trees can also be used in your backyard. Several varieties of such trees will be covered below.
The hibiscus syriacus is also known as "Blue Satin Rose of Sharon" and is extraordinarily beautiful. The tree requires full sunlight with a medium moist soil that is never kept overly wet on which to grow and thrive. Its best bet is to grow in climate zones 5 to 8. As with the typical Rose of Sharon plants, you can expect the Blue Satin to bloom throughout the summer.
Blue Satin should be pruned during early spring or late fall, before new buds appear or after all the leaves have fallen and the tree enters its dormant phase. You can expect your tree to grow to a height anywhere from about 96 to 144 inches.
The common crepe myrtle is a lovely tree that blooms purple flowers and sports dark green leaves. It thrives best in hot, sunny areas and prefers fun sunlight with moderate watering. Its ideal growing zones are 6 to 9, and the tree can grow to be between 15 and 25 feet tall. The crepe myrtle is usually used for landscaping and would make a beautiful addition to the front yard of any home.
Emperor Japanese maple is quite an exotic tree that boasts red leaves instead of green, yet it also blooms lovely purple flowers. On the smaller side, it can grow to approximately 10 to 15 feet in height with a spread of 12 to 20 feet. The tree requires partial and full sun, depending on the time of day and a moderate amount of watering during normal weather conditions. However, when it becomes especially hot and dry, especially during a drought, it will require more frequent weekly watering.
The bark of an Emperor Japanese maple is equally exotic as its red leaves. It is in a dark color that often borders on a black-red shade. This type of tree is ideal for landscaping your garden, and it blooms in late spring.
The Betty magnolia tree is another species that is relatively small at a growth of 10 to 15 feet in height. It does best in zones 4 to 7 and requires full sun with moderate watering. It blooms purple flowers but tends to grow relatively slowly in comparison to other trees. It can become prone to mildew in especially humid conditions, so if you plant one on your property and live in a region that receives high humidity in the summer, you should keep an eye on your Betty.
Of course, no matter what type of purple flowered tree you select for your landscaping, make sure you know all the impertinent details regarding the species. More important than the aesthetic purpose of your tree is the knowledge you must have to properly care for it.