There is no reason you have to compromise and pick a shade tree or flowering tree when you can have both in one tree. There are many great flowering shade trees that give you and your home shade, while also offering beauty, blooms, and color. You CAN have the best of both worlds by choosing a flowering tree that provides shade!
Dogwoods, Crape Myrtles, Redbuds, and Flowering Pear, Cherry, and Crabapple trees are excellent options. To simplify things for you, we have compiled a list of our favorite flowering shade trees. Our top picks are all low maintenance.