10 Beautiful Flowering Trees in India

Last Updated: 18.10.2023
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Here are the most beautiful Flowering Trees in India that you can grow in your garden to add a burst of color to their blooms!

Flowering Trees in India not only offer colorful blooms but also provide ample shade to your garden as well. Check out the best ones below.

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Best Indian Flowering Trees

1. Flame of the Forest / Palash

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Botanical Name: Butea monosperma

Also known as the parrot tree, it has beak-shaped flowers with a dark orange hue. Its flowers, bark, and seeds are used in treating various ailments in Ayurveda.

2. Sita Ashoka Tree

Botanical Name: Saraca asoca

The evergreen tree has a religious significance and is worshipped during the first month of the Hindu calendar. It is cherished for its orange to yellow flowers that appear from February to April.

3. Golden Shower Tree

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Botanical Name: Cassia fistula

Also famous as the ‘rain tree,’ it features a long string of yellow flowers that bloom from May to June. It is also used in herbal medicines.

4. Giant Crepe Myrtle / Pride of India

Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia speciosa

This small to medium-sized tree bears oval to elliptical shaped leaves and purple, lavender to pink-hued flowers. Its mesmerizing blooms invite bees, birds, and butterflies into the landscape.

5. Neel Mohar Tree

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Botanical Name: Jacaranda mimosifolia

Its purple flowers have a distinctive fragrance and bloom from late springs to early summers. The tree does well in the tropical, warm climate and looks stunning when it is laden with flowers.

6. Indian Coral Tree

Botanical Name: Erythrina variegata

Also known as tiger’s clove, this deciduous tree produces bright orange to red flowers. Growing up to 50-80 feet tall, it becomes leafless in winters and blooms from January till April.

7. Bauhinia / Kachar

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Botanical Name: Bauhinia

Coming in exquisite shades of rosy pink, purple, lilac, and dark pink, its fragrant flowers add a burst of colors to the gardens. This fast-growing tree reaches up to 12-20 feet in height.

8. Silk Cotton Tree

Botanical Name: Bombax ceiba

Native to India and other South Asian regions, this tree bears red and fragrant flowers after shedding all its leaves from January to March.

9. Night Flowering Jasmine/Parijat

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Botanical Name: Nyctanthes arbor tristis

This small tree, which is actually a shrub, bears flowers that are famous for their scent, from spring to summer. Night-blooming jasmine is a fast grower that repeatedly blooms throughout the growing period.

10. Indian Cork Tree

Botanical Name: Millingtonia hortensis

Native to Burma, the evergreen tree bears a cluster of white flowers that emit a soothing fragrance. Tts bark is also used as a substitute for cork.

1 thought on “10 Beautiful Flowering Trees in India”

  1. Sir,it’s very good album of Beautiful trees.Thanks, I am from Sitapur(UP) 90 km from Lucknow.How can I got some trees for my newly established Garden.Regards,AFTAB NAQVI.


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