11 Outrageously Orange Flowering Trees for Your Garden

Brock Ingham

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Brock Ingham

Get ready to infuse your garden with a burst of fiery color! Below is my list of outrageously orange flowering trees that will make your garden even more captivating.

Orange Flowerings Flame of the Forest
Orange Flowerings Flame of the Forest

These trees bring vibrant hues and a sense of energy to any landscape. So, make your pick and elevate your gardening game. Looking for a wide range of colorful trees? Then check out my list of top trees with deep purple flowers.


1. African Tulip Tree (Spathodea Campanulata)

African Tulip Tree
African Tulip Tree

This tree is magnificent, with striking orange flowers resembling tulips. It’s a fast-growing evergreen tree that can reach up to 80 feet tall and has a broad canopy that provides ample shade.

Native to tropical Africa, it’s widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world.

Botanical Name:Spathodea campanulata
Growth Rate:Fast
Native Range:Tropical Africa
Hardiness Zones:10-11
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun to partial shade
Blooming Period:Late spring to early summer
African Tulip Tree Growing Guide Chart

2. Orange Silk Cotton Tree (Bombax Ceiba)

Orange Silk Cotton Tree
Orange Silk Cotton Tree

Also known as the Red Silk-Cotton Tree or Kapok, this deciduous tree has showy orange flowers that bloom in spring. The tree can grow up to 130 feet tall and is found in tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and South America.

Botanical Name:Bombax ceiba
Growth Rate:Fast
Native Range:Tropical Asia
Hardiness Zones:10-12
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun
Blooming Period:Late winter to early summer
Orange Silk Cotton Tree Growing Guide Chart

3. Flame of the Forest (Butea Monosperma)

Flame of the Forest
Flame of the Forest

This medium-sized deciduous tree is native to India and produces brilliant orange-red flowers in the shape of a flame.

The flowers bloom in clusters, covering the entire tree and attracting bees and butterflies. The tree is revered in Hindu mythology and is often planted near temples and holy sites.

Botanical Name:Butea monosperma
Growth Rate:Moderate
Native Range:India, Southeast Asia
Hardiness Zones:10-12
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun
Blooming Period:Spring to summer
Flame of the Forest Growing Guide Chart

4. Fragrant  Tea Olive Tree (Osmanthus Fragrans)

Fragrant Tea Olive Tree
Fragrant Tea Olive Tree

A small, evergreen tree native to Asia, the Fragrant Tea Olive produces small, sweet-scented orange flowers that bloom in late fall and early winter. The tree has ornamental and medicinal properties.

The flowers make great fragrances, teas, and traditional medicines.

Botanical Name:Osmanthus fragrans
Growth Rate:Slow to moderate
Native Range:China, Japan
Hardiness Zones:7-10
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun to part shade
Blooming Period:Fall to winter
Fragrant Tea Olive Tree Growing Guide Chart

5. Royal Poinciana (Delonix Regia)

Royal Poinciana
Royal Poinciana

This iconic tree has striking orange-red flowers blooming in large summer clusters.

The Royal Poinciana is native to Madagascar but is now widely cultivated worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions.

It has a wide, umbrella-shaped canopy and can grow up to 40 feet tall.

Botanical Name:Delonix regia
Growth Rate:Fast
Native Range:Madagascar
Hardiness Zones:10-12
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun
Blooming Period:Late spring to early summer
Royal Poinciana Growing Guide Chart

6. Geigertree (Cordia Sebestena)

Geigertree
Geigertree

A small, evergreen tree native to the Caribbean and Florida, the Geigertree produces clusters of orange flowers that bloom all year round.

The tree is drought-tolerant and grows well in sandy soils.

Botanical Name:Cordia sebestena
Growth Rate:Moderate
Native Range:Florida, Caribbean, Central America
Hardiness Zones:10-12
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun
Blooming Period:Spring to summer
Geigertree Growing Guide Chart

7. Pomegranate (Punica Granatum)

Pomegranate Flower
Pomegranate Flower

The Pomegranate tree produces fruit and lovely orange-red flowers that bloom in late spring and summer. The large and showy flowers attract bees and other pollinators.

The tree is drought-tolerant and grows well in hot, dry climates.

Botanical Name:Punica granatum
Growth Rate:Moderate
Native Range:Mediterranean region
Hardiness Zones:7-10
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun
Blooming Period:Spring to summer
Pomegranate Flower Growing Guide Chart

8. Orange King Tree (Bougainvillea x Buttiana)

Orange King Bougainvillea
Orange King Bougainvillea

The Orange King tree is stunning, with showy, papery orange-red bracts that are often mistaken as flowers. Although it’s not technically a flowering tree, the diversity of this plant was too remarkable to exclude over a technicality. After all, if you looking for a pretty pink tree, do you care if it has pollen?

The Orange King tree is a hybrid species of the Bougainvillea, native to South America. This popular ornamental tree will add a striking visual appearance to any landscape or garden border.

Botanical Name:Bougainvillea x buttiana
Growth Rate:Fast
Native Range:South America
Hardiness Zones:9-11
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun
Blooming Period:Spring to fall
Orange King Bougainvillea Growing Guide Chart

9. Flame of the Forest (Butea Frondosa)

Flame of the Forest 1
Flame of the Forest

The Flame of the Forest is a large deciduous tree producing striking orange-red spring flowers.

The Flame of the Forest is native to India and is often used in traditional medicines and rituals. It’s also a popular ornamental tree in landscapes and gardens.

Botanical Name:Butea frondosa
Growth Rate:Moderate
Native Range:India, Southeast Asia
Hardiness Zones:10-12
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun
Blooming Period:Spring to summer
Flame of the Forest Growing Guide Chart

10. Japanese Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles Japonica)

Japanese Flowering Quince
Japanese Flowering Quince

A small, deciduous shrub native to Japan and China, the Japanese Flowering Quince produces showy orange-red flowers that bloom in late winter and early spring. The tree also produces edible fruits often used to make jelly and jams.

The shrub is drought-tolerant and grows well in a variety of soils.

Botanical Name:Chaenomeles japonica
Growth Rate:Slow to moderate
Native Range:Japan, China
Hardiness Zones:5-9
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun to part shade
Blooming Period:Late winter to early spring
Japanese Flowering Quince Growing Guide Chart

11. Orange Bells Elder Tree (Tecoma Stans)

Orange Bells Elder Tree
Orange Bells Elder Tree

A beautiful, fast-growing tree that produces large, trumpet-shaped orange flowers that bloom in the spring and summer.

The Orange Bells Elder is native to the Americas and makes a great ornamental tree in landscapes and gardens. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and the tree is drought-tolerant and easy to grow.

Botanical Name:Tecoma Stans
Growth Rate:Fast
Native Range:Southern United States, Central America, and South America
Hardiness Zones:8-11
Soil Needs:Well-draining soil
Exposure:Full sun to partial shade
Blooming Period:Summer to fall
Orange Bells Elder Tree Growing Guide Chart

Final Thoughts

These outrageously orange flowering trees can make any garden look cheerful.

Their fiery blooms and striking presence will transform your outdoor space into a vibrant paradise. So, go ahead and add these trees to your garden.

Let the orange hues ignite excitement and wonder in every corner.

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