List of 16 Beautiful Purple Trees You Must Grow

Last Updated: 11.03.2024
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Purple Trees add splash of vibrant colors to any landscape. Here are the best ones you can grow easily in the garden!

Purple Trees add a touch of elegance with their deep purple to lavender foliage. Here are the most stunning purple trees, that you can grow easily.

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List of Purple Trees

1. Jacaranda

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Botanical Name: Jacaranda mimosifolia

The Jacaranda tree is a medium-sized tree with delicate, fern-like foliage and clusters of trumpet-shaped, purple flowers. This Purple Tree is popular for its stunning floral display.

2. Royal Poinciana

Botanical Name: Delonix regia

The Royal Poinciana, or the Flame of the Forest, is a large Purple Tree with fern-like leave. The flowers can have purple or reddish-purple hues in some varieties.

3. Queen’s Crape Myrtle

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Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia speciose

The Queen’s Crape Myrtle is a small to medium-sized purple tree with attractive, peeling bark and large clusters of crinkled, purple flowers.

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4. Purple Bauhinia


Botanical Name: Bauhinia purpurea

The Purple Bauhinia is a purple tree with distinctive, heart-shaped leaves and large, purple, orchid-like flowers. It is popular in Indian gardens for its showy blooms.

5. Purple Orchid Tree

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Botanical Name: Bauhinia variegate

The Purple Orchid Tree, or the Butterfly Tree, is a medium purple tree with bi-lobed leaves and striking, purple, butterfly-shaped flowers.

6. Pride of India

Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica

The Pride of India also called the Indian Lilac, is a small to medium-sized tree with smooth, mottled bark and clusters of fragrant, purple flowers. It is one of the best purple trees you can grow.

7. Purple Orchid Bush

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Botanical Name: Dendrobium Chrysostom

The Purple Orchid Bush is a medium-sized shrub with tall, arching canes and clusters of purple flowers with a yellow center. This purple tree  is native to the Himalayas and northeastern India, adding a touch of elegance to gardens.

8. Purple Silk Cotton Tree

Botanical Name: Bombax ceiba

The Purple Silk Cotton Tree, also called the Red Silk Cotton Tree, is a large deciduous tree with a massive trunk and clusters of purple-red flowers. This purple tree is quite popular for its striking appearance.

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9. Purple Bauhinia

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Botanical Name: Bauhinia vahlii

The Purple Bauhinia, also known as the Mountain Ebony, is a small to medium-sized tree with large, purple, orchid-like flowers. This purple tree is native to the Western Ghats of India and is cherished for its beauty.

10. Purple Cassia


Botanical Name: Cassia bakeriana

The Purple Cassia, or Baker’s Cassia, is a medium-sized tree with compound leaves and panicles of purple, butterfly-shaped flowers. This purple tree is admired for its floral display.

11. Purple Beech

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Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’

The Purple Beech is a medium to large-sized deciduous tree with deep purple foliage. Although not native to India, it is sometimes cultivated in gardens and parks for its stunning purple leaves.

12. Purple Glory Tree

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Botanical Name: Tibouchina mutabilis

The Purple Glory Tree, also called the Princess Flower, is a small to medium-sized tree with velvety, purple flowers that change color as they mature. This purple tree  is native to South America.

13. Purple Hazel

Botanical Name: Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’

The Purple Hazel is a small deciduous tree with deep purple leaves. While it is not native to India, this purple tree is occasionally planted for its ornamental foliage.

14. Purple Hop Bush

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Botanical Name: Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’

The shrub has purple-tinted foliage and small, inconspicuous flowers. This purple tree stands out with its colorful leaves, and is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant.

15. Purple Wreath

Botanical Name: Petrea volubilis

The Purple Wreath, also popular as the Queen’s Wreath, is a vine-like shrub with clusters of delicate, purple flowers. It is native to Central and South America but you can spot this purple tree in India too.

16. Purple Sage

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Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’

The Purple Sage is a small herbaceous perennial with aromatic, purple leaves. While it is not a tree, you can consider it as a mini purple tree for the garden!

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