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Fragrant Flowering Trees For Your Yard

If you are looking for fragrant flowering trees for your yard this is the blog for you! I will review the best trees with scented blooms, where they grow, how large they get, and much more. I have a chosen wide variety of trees for different zones, large yards, small yards, front yards, backyards, and even containers. 

 

 

Fragrant Flowering Trees For Your Yard

Here are my top 15 picks: 

 

15. Pink Mimosa Tree

Botanical name: Albizia julibrissin

Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Size: 20 to 30 feet tall and wide

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Flower Color: Pink

Description: Mimosa trees offer pink blossoms and a sweet fragrance that are out of this world. These trees have lacy leaves and pom pom blooms. They are fast growing and low maintenance, and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. 

 

14. Okame Cherry Tree

Fragrant Flowering Trees For Your Yard. Okame Cherry tree.

 

Botanical name: Prunus 'Okame'

Growing Zones: 6-8

Mature Size: 15 to 20 feet tall and wide

Bloom Time: Spring

Flower Color: Pink

Description: Number 14 on our list is the stunning Okame Cherry Tree. Enjoy a profusion of pink blossoms with this popular flowering cherry tree. The aroma of these blooms has light floral characteristics with overtones of almond and vanilla.

 

13. Kwanzan Cherry Tree

Kwanzan cherry tree - fragrant flowering trees

 

Botanical name: Prunus serrulata

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Size: 20 to 30 feet tall and wide

Bloom Time: Spring

Flower Color: Pink

Description: The Kwanzan Cherry Tree has the showiest blossoms of the cherry blossom trees. The blooms are lush, pink, and have a nice light, slightly sweet almond scent that is very pleasant.

 

12. Yoshino Cherry Tree

yoshino cherry tree

 

Botanical name: Prunus x yedoensis

Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Size: 20 to 30 feet tall and wide

Bloom Time: Spring

Flower Color: Pink/White

Description: Lightly fragranced with hints of almond scent, the exquisite blooms of the Yoshino Cherry Tree put on quite a show in spring. This tree has the stronger scent of these 3 cherry trees.

 

11. Jane Magnolia

Jane Magnolia. Fragrant Flowering Trees For Your Yard

 

Botanical name: Magnolia x 'Jane'

Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Flower Color: Purple

Description: While not as fragrant as some of the other magnolias, this small tree has pretty tulip-like purple flowers that are lightly sweet. The Jane Magnolia is extremely cold hardy.

 

10. Just Joey Rose Tree

Just Joey Rose Tree

 

Botanical name: Rosa 'Just Joey' tree form

Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

Flower Color: Orange

Description: This hybrid tea rose has a rich fruity scent. The orange flowers of the Just Joey tree rose are heavily petaled and spectacular. 

 

9. Royal Star Magnolia

Royal Star Magnolia

 

Botanical name: Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and wide

Bloom Time: Spring

Flower Color: White

Description: The Royal Star Magnolia is a dwarf flowering tree that is ideal for most yards. The star-shaped flowers are lovely and smell of lemon. 

 

8. Profusion Crabapple

Profusion Crabapple

 

Botanical name: Malus 'Profusion'

Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Size: 15 to 20 feet tall and 15 to 25 feet wide

Bloom Time: Spring

Flower Color: Pink

Description: Coming in at number 8 is the Profusion Crabapple. The pretty pink blossoms of this fragrant flowering tree have a delightful, sweet fragrance. The cute little apples add interest in fall.

 

7. Angel Face Rose Tree

 

angel face rose tree

Botanical name: Rosa 'Angel Face' tree form

Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide

Bloom Time: Late Spring, Summer, Fall

Flower Color: Purple

Description: Angel Face is a stunning purple floribunda rose. It has a nice strong sweet rose aroma with citrus overtones. This rose tree has won awards for fragrance and beauty.

 

6. Sweetbay Magnolia

Sweetbay magnolia

 

Magnolia virginiana

Growing Zones: 5-10

Mature Size: 15 to 25 feet tall and wide

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Flower Color: White

Description: This striking magnolia has large white flowers in spring and summer. These blooms smell fresh and sweet with hints of lemon. The Sweetbay Magnolia tree is very hardy.

 

5. Fragrant Tea Olive

 

fragrant tree olive

Osmanthus Fragrans

Growing Zones: 7-10

Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide

Bloom Time: Fall, Winter, Spring

Flower Color: White

Description: The fragrant tea olive is a favorite of mine. The tiny blooms smell amazing, but not overly heady or floral, just lightly sweet with maybe a touch of fruit. It grows more like a large shrub than a tree, but you can shape it to your liking. This flowering evergreen tolerates pruning well. 

 

4. Blue Chinese Wisteria Tree

 

blue chinese wisteria tree

Wisteria sinensis tree form

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and wide

Bloom Time: Spring, Early Summer

Flower Color: Blue/purple

Description: Coming in at number 5 is the Blue Chinese Wisteria tree. Fall in love with this captivating and unique blue tree! Enjoy the prolific blue-purple blooms that have heady, sweet, floral scent.

 

3. Mister Lincoln Rose Tree

mr. lincoln rose tree

 

Rosa ‘Mister Lincoln’ tree form

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Size: 4 to 6 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide

Bloom Time: Late Spring, Summer, Fall

Flower Color: Red

Description: The Mister Lincoln is an extremely popular red hybrid tea rose. This version is grafted to treestock to bring you a gorgeous red rose tree! This rose has a strong true rose smell. In at number 3, we have the Mister Lincoln rose tree!

 

2. Little Gem Magnolia

little gem magnolia

 

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Size: 20 to 25 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Flower Color: White

Description: Our number 2, the Little Gem Magnolia, is perfect for those of you that want a Southern Magnolia, but don’t have the space. Enjoy the same delightful citrus scented blooms on a more compact tree. This cultivar is also more cold hardy than its mom.

 

1. Southern Magnolia

southern magnolia

 

Magnolia grandiflora

Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Size: 60 feet tall and 30 to 40 feet wide

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Flower Color: White

Description: And for the number 1 fragrant flowering tree for your yard, the winner is...the Southern Magnolia! This beautiful evergreen tree has huge white blooms that smell wonderful. The scent is sweet and lemony.


I truly hope you found the perfect fragrant flowering tree for your yard on this list! There are some really great options to choose from and you can find them all at PlantingTree! We will pick and package your potted tree the day it ships out. Our premium trees arrive healthy, happy, and ready to plant! Happy planting! 


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