Trees With Yellow Flowers (10 Trees That Bloom In Yellow)


Trees provide shade for your garden and add natural beauty to the landscape.  Some trees put brilliant yellow flowers for part of the year.

So, what are some trees with yellow flowers?  Trees with yellow flowers include: American Basswood, Candelabra Tree, Christmas Senna, Esperanza, Goldenball Lead Tree, Huisache, Plumeria, Sassafras, Soursop, and Yellow Oleander. Some of these trees have attractive foliage and can grow quite tall, while others remain compact for a patio.

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

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

Let’s get started.

10 Trees With Yellow Flowers

There are plenty of trees with yellow flowers, but here are 10 to start with:

  • American Basswood
  • Candelabra Tree
  • Christmas Senna
  • Esperanza
  • Goldenball Leadtree
  • Huisache
  • Plumeria
  • Sassafras
  • Soursop
  • Yellow Oleander

American Basswood

American Basswood (Tilia americana) is a deciduous perennial tree that produces showy, fragrant yellow flowers in summer.

American Basswood
American Basswood is a deciduous tree that produces showy, fragrant yellow flowers.

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

American Basswood prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

American Basswood can tolerate severe cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 2a (as cold as -50 degrees Fahrenheit or –46 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 50 to 80 feet, with a width of 30 to 50 feet.

You can propagate American Basswood by cuttings or seed.

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

You can find American Basswood from Cold Stream Farm.

Candelabra Tree

Candelabra Tree (Euphorbia ingens) is a perennial succulent tree that produces clusters of tiny (less than 1 inch) yellow flowers in fall.

Candelabra Tree
Candelabra Tree is a succulent tree that produces clusters of tiny yellow flowers.

Candelabra Tree needs moderate moisture to dry levels, and it is suitable for xeriscaping.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Candelabra Tree needs full sun.  It prefers acidic soil (pH of 5.5 to 6.5).

Candelabra Tree can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or –4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 40 feet.

You can propagate Candelabra Tree by stem cuttings or seeds (the plant is self-fertile).

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

You can find Candelabra Tree from Etsy.

Christmas Senna

Christmas Senna (Senna bicapsularis) is a perennial tree that produces showy small (1 to 2 inch) yellow flowers in late fall or winter.

Christmas Senna
Christmas Senna is a tree that produces small yellow flowers.
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Christmas Senna needs moderate moisture levels and it tolerates humidity.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Christmas Senna prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Christmas Senna can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9a (as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit or –7 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 8 to 10 feet, with a width of 6 to 10 feet.

You can propagate Christmas Senna by stem cuttings.

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

You can find Christmas Senna from Almost Eden Plants.

Esperanza

Esperanza (Tecoma stans) is a perennial tree that produces showy small (1 to 2 inch) yellow flowers in summer or fall.

Esperanza
Esperanza is a tree that produces showy small flowers.

Esperanza needs moderate moisture levels and it tolerates both drought and humidity.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Esperanza prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Esperanza can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 7b (as cold as 5 degrees Fahrenheit or –15 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 15 to 20 feet, with a width of 4 to 6 feet.

You can propagate Esperanza by tip cuttings.

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

You can find Esperanza from Wilson Bros Gardens.

Goldenball Leadtree

Goldenball Leadtree (Leucaena retusa) is a deciduous perennial tree that produces showy, fragrant yellow flowers in spring or summer.

Goldenball Leadtree
Goldenball Leadtree is a deciduous tree that produces showy, fragrant yellow flowers.
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Goldenball Leadtree needs moderate moisture levels, but it is suitable for xeriscaping.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Goldenball Leadtree prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Goldenball Leadtree can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 7a (as cold as 0 degrees Fahrenheit or -18 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 20 to 30 feet.

You can propagate Goldenball Leadtree by seeds.

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

You can find Goldenball Leadtree from Native Enhancements.

Huisache

Huisache (Vachellia farnesiana) is a perennial tree that produces tiny (less than 1 inch) yellow or orange flowers in late winter or early spring.

Huisache
Huisache is a tree that produces tiny yellow or orange flowers.
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Huisache needs moderate to dry moisture levels and it tolerates both drought and salt.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Huisache needs full sun.  It tolerates a range of acidic to neutral soil (pH of 5.0 to 8.0).

Huisache can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 8b (as cold as 15 degrees Fahrenheit or –9 degrees Celsius).

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

You can propagate Huisache by stem cuttings, stolons and runners, or by seed.

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

You can find Huisache from Sheffield’s Seed Company.

Plumeria

Plumeria is a deciduous perennial tree that produces medium (3 to 4 inch) yellow flowers in spring, summer, or fall.

Plumeria
Plumeria is a deciduous tree that produces medium sized yellow flowers.

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

Plumeria needs full sun.  It prefers slightly acidic soil (pH of 6.4 to 6.8).

Plumeria cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or –1 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 15 to 20 feet.

You can propagate Plumeria by stem cuttings, tip cuttings, or grafting.

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

You can find Plumeria from the Exotic Plumeria.

Sassafras

Sassafras is a deciduous perennial tree that produces medium (3 to 4 inch) yellow flowers in spring, summer, or fall.

Sassafras
Sassafras is a deciduous tree that produces medium sized yellow flowers.
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Sassafras needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Sassafras prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers acidic soil (pH of 5.6 to 6.5).

Sassafras can tolerate severe cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 4a (as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit or –34 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 30 to 50 feet, with a width of 30 to 50 feet.

You can propagate Sassafras by root cuttings or seeds.

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

You can find Sassafras from the The Nursery at Ty Ty.

Soursop

Soursop is an evergreen perennial tree that produces medium (2 to 3 inch) yellow flowers year round.

Soursop
Soursop is an evergreen tree that produces medium sized yellow flowers.

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

Soursop needs full sun.  It prefers neutral soil (pH of 6.6 to 7.3).

Soursop cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10b (as cold as 35 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees Celsius).

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

You can propagate Soursop by seeds.

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

You can find Soursop from Fast Growing Trees.

Yellow Oleander

Yellow Oleander (Cascabela thevetia) is a perennial evergreen tree that produces medium (2 to 3 inch) showy yellow flowers in summer or early fall.

Yellow Oleander
Yellow Oleander is an evergreen tree that produces medium sized yellow flowers.

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

Yellow Oleander needs full sun.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.5 to 7.5).

Yellow Oleander can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 8a (as cold as 10 degrees Fahrenheit or -12 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 8 feet.

You can propagate Yellow Oleander by stem cuttings.

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

You can find Yellow Oleander from the Nursery at Ty Ty.

Conclusion

Now you know about 10 trees with yellow flowers 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.

You might also be interested in reading my article on plants with big flowers or my article on trees for acidic soil.

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~Jonathon

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