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Which Flowering Dwarf Trees Attract Butterflies?

Flowering Dwarf Trees Attract Butterflies

So, you love butterflies. You have a small yard or butterfly garden and you want a beautiful feature tree. The tree needs to be a small flowering tree in order to fit the space and attract butterflies. So, which flowering dwarf trees attract butterflies best?

Many flowering plants and trees attract pollinators, but some just attract them because of their color. Crape Myrtles are gorgeous, have tons of blooms, bloom for months, and are colorful so they attract butterflies. The problem is that they don’t produce the butterfly’s favorite food source (nectar) so the butterflies don’t tend to stick around for long. What you want are Flowering Dwarf Trees that produce pollen and nectar in abundance!

 

Which Flowering Dwarf Trees Attract Butterflies?

Flowering Dwarf Trees Attract Butterflies
Wisteria sinensis treeform
Growing Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet tall and wide
 
These magnificent Flowering Dwarf Trees will fill you with awe and inspire you to create a landscape masterpiece of your own! With amazing color, fragrance, and beauty, the Blue Chinese Wisteria Tree is a TKO for humans and butterflies! Drenched in blue violet flowers from spring into early summer this Flowering Dwarf Tree is a true vision of beauty.
 
Vitex agnus-castus 'PIIVAC-I'
Growing Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 8 to 10 feet tall and wide
 
This compact flowering tree is an exciting addition to your yard! The green leaves and blue purple blooms of this small tree have a pleasing scent. The fast growing chaste tree is similar to a crape myrtle, but more cold hardy and attractive to butterflies.

 

 
Flowering Dwarf Trees Attract Butterflies
Flowering Dwarf Trees Attract Butterflies
Hydrangea paniculata 'DVPpinky' standard
Growing Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide
 
If you love hydrangeas you are going to love Pinky Winky Hydrangea trees. These gorgeous panicle hydrangeas are tree form. With huge pink and white cone flowers, the Pinky Winky is similar to the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea. These flowering dwarf trees attract butterflies and are dazzling in the landscape and pots.

 

 

 
Cercis canadensis 'JN2'
Growing Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 8 to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide
 
This stunning dwarf redbud is a palette of color. Deep pink blooms cover this tree in early spring. The heart-shaped leaves cascade down the branches in varying shades of green, yellow, and orange in summer.

 

 

 

 
Flowering Dwarf Trees Attract Butterflies
Flowering Dwarf Trees Attract Butterflies
Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'
Growing Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide
 
This small weeping tree is one of my favorites! The big heart-shaped leaves are maroon in spring, deep green in summer, and dark purple in fall. It is GORGEOUS! The petite, but prolific blooms are lavender with vivid red stems.

 

 

Now you know which flowering dwarf trees attract butterflies! So, go get started on that beautiful butterfly garden you have always wanted, but didn’t think you had the space to really make it shine! Plant these beauties for peaceful and healthy gardening! For more plants that butterflies love check out our butterfly bushes, phlox, lavender, and lilacs! If you have more room in your yard, plant willows and oaks. They are the top 2 trees that butterflies choose to be their home.

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