Flowering Trees For Zone 6 (10 Flowering Zone 6 Trees)


Some trees are susceptible to cold, while others are cold-tolerant and can survive harsh winters.  Some flowering trees can even survive the frost and snow that is common in Zone 6.

So, what are some flowering trees for Zone 6?  Flowering trees for Zone 6 include: Apple, Chitalpa, Florida Anise, Flowering Ash, Flowering Cherry, Goldenchain Tree, Jacktree, Judas Tree, Medlar, and Oyama Magnolia.  Some of these trees have attractive foliage and can grow quite tall!

Of course, some of these trees prefer full sun, while others tolerate partial or full shade.

In this article, we’ll talk about 10 flowering trees for Zone 6.  We’ll also take a look at what they need for light, water, and other important growth factors.

Let’s begin.

10 Flowering Trees For Zone 6

There are plenty of flowering trees that can thrive in Zone 6, but here are 10 to start with:

  • Apple
  • Chitalpa
  • Florida Anise
  • Flowering Ash
  • Flowering Cherry
  • Goldenchain Tree
  • Jacktree
  • Judas Tree
  • Medlar
  • Oyama Magnolia

Let’s begin with the familiar Apple Tree.

Apple Tree

Apple Tree (Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree that produces showy and fragrant white or pink flowers in spring or early summer.

apple tree flowers
Apple trees are hardy to Zone 6 and produce fragrant white or pink flowers that will lead to edible fruit.

Apple Tree needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Apple Tree needs full sun.  It prefers acidic to neutral soil (pH of 5.8 to 7.0).

Apple Tree can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 20 feet, with a width of 8 to 10 feet.

You can propagate Apple Tree by layering, grafting, and budding (trees often do not grow true from seed).

You can learn more about Apple Trees from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Apple trees from Stark Brothers.

Chitalpa

Chitalpa is a deciduous tree that produces showy small (1 to 2 inch) white or pink flowers in summer, fall, or early winter.

Chitalpa
Chitalpa is a deciduous tree that is hardy to Zone 6 and produces showy white or pink flowers.

Chitalpa needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Chitalpa prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.6 to 7.8).

Chitalpa can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 15 to 25 feet, with a width of 15 to 25 feet.

You can propagate Chitalpa by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Chitalpa from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Chitalpa from Sooner Plant Farm.

Florida Anise

Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum) is an evergreen tree that produces showy small (1 to 2 inch) scarlet red flowers in late spring, summer, or early fall.

Florida Anise
Florida Anise is an evergreen tree that is hardy to Zone 6 and produces showy scarlet red flowers.

Florida Anise needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Florida Anise prefers partial or full shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Florida Anise can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet, with a width of 4 to 6 feet.

You can propagate Florida Anise by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Florida Anise from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Florida Anise from Wilson Bros Gardens.

Flowering Ash

Flowering Ash (Fraxinus ornus) is a deciduous tree that produces showy and fragrant tiny (less than 1 inch) white flowers in late spring or early summer.

Flowering Ash
Flowering Ash is a deciduous tree that is hardy to Zone 6 and produces tiny white flowers.

Flowering Ash needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Flowering Ash needs full sun.  It prefers neutral to alkaline soil (pH of 6.6 to 8.5).

Flowering Ash can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 40 to 80 feet, with a width of 40 to 50 feet.

You can propagate Flowering Ash by seeds (it is self-fertile).

You can learn more about Flowering Ash from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Flowering Ash from Wilson Bros Gardens.

Flowering Cherry

Flowering Cherry (Prunus ‘Okame’) a deciduous tree that produces showy pink flowers in late winter or early spring.

Japanese Flowering Cherry
Flowering Cherry trees are hardy to Zone 6 and produce showy pink flowers.

Flowering Cherry needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Flowering Cherry prefers full sun, but it tolerates partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Flowering Cherry can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 20 to 30 feet, with a width of 15 to 20 feet.

You can propagate Flowering Cherry by semi-hardwood cuttings.

You can learn more about Flowering Cherry from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Flowering Cherry from Nature Hills.

Goldenchain Tree

Goldenchain Tree (Laburnum x watereri) a deciduous tree that produces showy yellow flowers in late spring or early summer.

Goldenchain Tree
Goldenchain Tree is hardy to Zone 6 and produces showy yellow flowers.

Goldenchain Tree needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Goldenchain Tree prefers full sun, but it tolerates partial shade.  It can tolerate a range of acidic to alkaline soil (pH of 5.0 to 8.0).

Goldenchain Tree can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 20 feet, with a width of 15 feet.

You can propagate Goldenchain Tree by seeds from the pods that form from flowers.

You can learn more about Goldenchain Tree from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Goldenchain Tree from Direct Gardening.

Jacktree

Jacktree (Sinojackia rehderiana) a deciduous tree that produces showy tiny (less than 1 inch) white flowers in spring or early summer.

Jacktree
Jacktree is a deciduous tree that is hardy to Zone 6 and produces tiny white flowers.

Jacktree needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Jacktree prefers full sun, but it tolerates partial shade.  It can tolerate a range of acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Jacktree can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 15 to 20 feet, with a width of 15 to 20 feet.

You can propagate Jacktree by stem cuttings or seeds.

You can learn more about Jacktree from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Jacktree from Sheffield’s Seed Company.

Judas Tree

Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum) a deciduous tree that produces showy pink flowers in spring or early summer.

Judas Tree
Judas Tree is a deciduous tree that is hardy to Zone 6 and produces showy pink flowers.

Judas Tree needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Judas Tree prefers full sun, but it tolerates partial shade.  It can tolerate a range of neutral soil (pH of 6.5 to 7.5).

Judas Tree can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 30 feet, with a width of 30 feet.

You can propagate Judas Tree by semi-hardwood cuttings or seeds.

You can learn more about Judas Tree from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Judas Tree from Hobby Seeds.

Meldar

Meldar (Mespilus germanica) a deciduous tree that produces showy white flowers in late spring or early summer.

Meldar
Meldar is a deciduous tree that is hardy to Zone 6 and produces showy white flowers.

Meldar needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Meldar prefers full sun, but it tolerates partial shade.  It can tolerate a range of neutral soil (pH of 6.5 to 7.5).

Meldar can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 10 to 30 feet.

You can propagate Meldar by seeds (it is self-fertile).

You can learn more about Meldar from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Meldar from Paradise Nursery.

Oyama Magnolia

Oyama Magnolia (Magnolia sieboldii) a deciduous tree that produces showy fragrant white flowers in spring or summer.

Oyama Magnolia
Oyama Magnolia is a deciduous tree that is hardy to Zone 6 and produces showy fragrant white flowers.

Oyama Magnolia needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Oyama Magnolia prefers full sun, but it tolerates partial shade.  It can tolerate acidic to neutral soil (pH of 5.6 to 7.3).

Oyama Magnolia can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 6a (as cold as -10 degrees Fahrenheit or –23 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 15 to 25 feet, with a width of 10 to 15 feet.

You can propagate Oyama Magnolia by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Oyama Magnolia from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Oyama Magnolia from Nurseries Caroliniana.

Conclusion

Now you know about 10 flowering trees for Zone 6 and how to take care of them.  They might provide inspiration to help you to improve your landscape and provide more shade in your yard – even if the winters are cold!

You might want to check out my article on flowering trees for Zone 5 in my article here.

You can also read my article on shade plants for Zone 6 here.

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~Jonathon

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