Many Broadleaf trees  have white flowers. Use this Key to identify these trees. Usually the flowers are only present for a few weeks  and some flower in spring before the leaves. Approximate flowering times are shown in brackets. Look at the size and shape of the flower and also whether it is single or in long spikes or tails or compact clusters.  Click on any button below a photo to get more information. Click on any photo to enlarge it. Note that some Flowering Cherries have white or pink flowers and there is a cultivar of the Cherry Plum which flowers at the same time but has  pink flowers. Some common Magnolias have white flowers but these flowers are ‘primitive’ and have tepals instead of petals. Click HERE for more information

Elderberry flowers flat cluster

Many flowers from one bud in a flat cluster 

Horse Chestnut flowers in vertical candle

Many flowers from one bud in a narrow cluster which may be upright (Horse Chestnut and Cherry Laurel)  or hang down in a tail (False Acacia, Bird Cherry,  Manchurian Cherry).

Medlar (May) one flower from one bud

Service Tree (May) flat cluster

False Acacia (Robinia) (May/June)

Indian Horse Chestnut (June)

Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree)(July)