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. Some Flowering Cherries have white or pink flowers. Click on the buttons to get more information.
One flower from one bud
Many flowers from one bud
Many flowers in a flat cluster
Many flowers 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).
Quince (May) one flower from one bud
Medlar (May) one flower from one bud
Wild Service Tree (May) flat cluster
Table Dogwood (May) flat cluster
Cherry Laurel (April/May)
False Acacia (Robinia) (May/June)
Indian Horse Chestnut (June)
Catalpa (Indian Bean Tree)(July)