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Plants and Trees with Yellow Flowers
Yellow is a color that represents hope and happiness; therefore, it’s easy to see why yellow flowers are synonymous with spring. These radiant and optimistic flowers serve as a bright and cheerful reminder that new life is blooming, and summer is on its way. They add a vibrancy to a garden that will bring a smile to anyone's face. Yellow is a common color among flowering plants, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find yellow flowers that are suitable for growing in your climate and in your garden conditions. To help you find the perfect yellow flowering plant for your situation, browse this list we have compiled of some of the best yellow flowers readily available today.Select where you are located in the dropdown or select your state on the map.
Types of Trees With Yellow Flowers
|Type||Growing Zones||Mature Height||Sun||Features|
|Tulip Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera||4-9||60-80 feet||Full sun: 6 or more hours of direct light a day||Deciduous tree with pyramid shape; yellow-orange 3 inch flowers; deer resistant|
|Yellow Trumpet Tree, Tabebuia caraiba||4-11 (patio); 10-11 (outdoors)||15-25 feet||Full sun: 6 or more hours of direct light a day||Bright yellow blooms in spring; attractive to pollinators; semi-evergreen|
|Golden Raintree, Koelreuteria paniculata||5-9||30-40 feet||Full sun: 6 or more hours of direct light a day||A cluster of yellow flowers in midsummer followed by lantern-like seed capsules|
|Sunny Knock Out® Rose Tree, Rosa ‘Radsunny’||5-10||3-4 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Abundant clusters of fragrant yellow 3 inch flowers; disease resistant; easy to grow|
|Ylang Ylang Tree, Cananga odorata||4-8 (patio), 9-11 (outdoors)||40-60 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Vivid, fragrant yellow flowers; blooms all year; low-maintenance|
|Cassia Tree, Cassia surattensis||9-11||10-12 feet||Full sun: 6 or more hours of direct light a day||Bright yellow flowers in spring and fall; pollinator magnet; salt tolerant|
|Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ Tree, M. acuminata x M. denudata||4-9||15-20 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Vibrant canary-yellow flowers in spring; deciduous, pyramid-shaped tree or shrub|
|Julia Child Rose Tree, Rosa floribunda ‘Julia Child’||4-9||3-6 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Fragrant floribunda double blooms, 4 inches across; disease resistant; good container plant|
|Virginian Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana||3-8||15-20 feet||Full to partial sun: at least 4 hours of direct light a day||Deciduous tree or shrub; fragrant yellow flowers in fall; low maintenance|
|Palo Brea, Parkinsonia praecox||9-11||20-25 feet||Full sun: 6 or more hours of direct light a day||Year-round interest with brilliant yellow flowers in spring; long-lived, drought-resistant|
How to Plant and Care for Yellow Flowering Trees
Directions for planting and caring for your yellow flowering tree may vary depending on which tree you choose. In general, prepare your nursery-grown sapling by unpotting it and teasing out any roots encircling the root ball, as they can girdle and kill the tree slowly.
Choose a spot for your tree where the soil drains well and gets the correct amount of sun for its species. Dig a hole that’s a little deeper than the root ball and twice as wide. Throw a few handfuls of well-rotted manure or compost in the bottom of the hole, and place the sapling in so that it is at the same level as it was in its pot. Fill in around it with fertile soil, tamping down as you go. Water thoroughly when done.
Your newly planted tree will benefit from regular watering every day or so for the first few weeks after it’s planted. Once you see new growth, you can scale back. For most trees, except the drought-resistant Palo Brea, you want to give them about an inch of supplemental watering if they are not getting that much from rain.
Most trees benefit from the application of a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and early summer. Do not fertilize after mid-July, your tree is starting to prepare for winter and isn’t growing as much. Prune your tree to remove broken and diseased branches or any that are crossing and rubbing against each other.