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13 Trees with Orange Flowers (All Types)

Different bright orange flowers an trees, collage.

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1. Red Silk Cotton Tree (Bombax Ceiba)

Orange flower on the branch of Red Silk Cotton Tree.

Sun needs: Shade tree, minimal

Water needs: Medium

Soil pH: Neutral

Hardness zone: 10-12

Height: 60-75 feet

This tree originated in northern Australia, but you are more likely to find it in other parts of the world now. It became very popular with a lot of people from all around the planet, and they wanted to bring the tree to their native lands as well. This certainly includes the United States, and you will find the Red Silk Cotton Tree all throughout the country. 

You will see a unique look with this tree as it has a tall, spiky, and very rough trunk. The orange blossoms are what most people first zero in on when they see it though. Those blossoms are so beautiful and so unique-looking that it is hard for people to ever take their eyes off of them.

You won’t want to after you see just how beautiful and how special this tree is to so many people. It cannot be overstated just how magical it is. We are all very fortunate that has been transported to so many areas of the world.

2. Elder Tree (Tecoma Stans)

Trumpet lick flower of Elder Tree.

Sun needs: Partial sun

Water needs: 1 inch per week

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Hardiness zone: 3-9

Height: 30 feet

This tree is on the smaller side, only reaching a maximum height of around 30 feet, with 25 feet or so being a more common height for this one. Despite its small size, it is known as the Elder Tree, and people still love to gaze upon its beauty. 

When it is time for this tree to bloom, it is a sight to behold. The orange blossoms are what put it on this list, and they are also what makes the tree look so beautiful and so interesting. Not only are the blossoms the bright orange color that so many people have fallen in love with, but they are resemble a trumpet shape, and that is also something that people love about this tree. 

3. African Tulip Tree (Spathodea Campanulata)

Orange flower of African Tulip Tree.

Sun needs: Full sun

Water needs: Frequent watering needed

Soil pH: 5-8

Hardiness zone: 10+

Height: 60 feet

As you might suspect from the name, the African Tulip Tree really does originate from Africa. However, it is not equally distributed across the continent. Instead, you are most likely to find this tree in Northern Africa and occasionally in areas of mid-Africa as well. 

This huge and towering tree can grow anywhere from 40-80 feet tall with an average height that tends in come in around 60 feet. You are going to have to crane your neck back pretty far to see this one, but you surely won’t mind. It is considered particularly fortunate to have a tree such as this in your position, and they are meant to be taken care of. 

As the tree ages, its branches become hollow, and this is why you should be very mindful not to climb on an aging African Tulip Tree. You may end up climbing on a branch that has been hollowed out with age and get yourself hurt.

Many others before you have done just that, and it is not a fun experience for anyone. Instead, just treat the trees with the respect that they deserve and you will come out of all of this just fine. 

4. Jamaican Rain Tree (Brya Ebenus)

Sun needs: Full sun

Water needs: Mesic

Soil pH: 6.1-7.8

Hardiness zone: 30 degrees to 35 degrees

Height: 20-30 feet

Originally from the West Indies, Jamaican Rain Trees do not actually originate in Jamaica. That said, they are still quite popular with that name, and people love to think of a tree like this growing in that country. It may not be exactly true, but it adds to the myth and the legend of these trees, and perhaps that is okay as well. 

The leaves on this tree are a sight to behold. They are oval in shape and around 3 inches long. When the trees are in full bloom, the crowns of the leaves turn into many blossoms that are bright orange and a treasure to look at.

In fact, you won’t want to take your eyes off of them once you have seen what these trees are all about. There are different types of blooms that you may see off of this one, and they range from a vibrant white color to the orange that we have already mentioned. See which ones you can see growing the next time you happen to be around one of these plants. 

5. Pomegranate (Punica Granatum L)

Orange flowers of Pomegranate plant.

Sun needs: 6 hours daily

Water needs: One inch per week

Soil pH: 2.93-3.10

Hardiness zone: 8-10

Height: 12-20 feet

Most people think of this tree for the fruit that it ultimately bares, and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. It does produce some out-of-this-world delicious fruit that is appreciated all over the planet.

In fact, there are many companies that are basing their entire food or beverage offerings on the pomegranate fruit because of its nutritional value as well as the fact that it has a sweet taste that people can’t seem to get enough of. When you put those two things together, the pomegranate fruit is one of the best things that you can find in nature. 

The Pomegranate tree also produces beautiful blooms that you will want to check out as well. These blooms tend to gather in clusters, so keep your eyes peeled for them when you see these trees. This will definitely be one of the first things that catches your eye, and hopefully, you will get the chance to check out what the pomegranate is all about and why it is so popular. 

6. Vera Wood (Bulnesia arboreta)

Sun needs: Full sun

Water needs: Average

Soil pH: 6.1-8.4

Hardiness zone: 9-11

Height: 50 feet

This tree is evergreen which means that it grows all year long. People are charmed by this true not just because of its beautiful name, but also because it can grow up to 50 feet tall. The beautiful Vera Wood tree may be towering over them, but people feel a closeness to it just the same. 

Massive crowns are produced at the top of this tree when it is time for it to bloom. Those crowns are often orange in color (thus the inclusion on this list), and they are really something to see. When you get up that close to them and have the chance to check out what they are all about, you won’t believe your eyes.

Make sure you take some time to take in the awe and wonder of a tree like this, and do all that you can to get around to seeing a Vera Wood tree in your lifetime. 

7. Orange Champaca Tree (Michelia champaca)

Sun needs: Filtered sun

Water needs: Heavy

Soil pH: 5.6-6.4

Hardiness zone: 10-12

Height: 25-40 feet

This tree has origins in India and Indonesia, but you might be able to find it in an area near you these days. The beautiful orange champac tree contains creamy orange blossoms that are something you just don’t see every day. The unique shade of orange is what makes this tree so appealing to many people.

They love it because they feel that they do not necessarily get the chance to behold such beauty in everyday life, but they are able to see it when they see the blossoms of this tree. 

You have to look at the long petals of this tree and take in its aroma to fully understand, but it is definitely something that you don’t want to miss out on. People brought this tree to all four corners of the world because of its natural beauty. 

8. Flame of the Forest (Butea frondosa)

Bouquet of flowers of the Flame of the Forest.

Sun needs: Full to partial

Water needs: Average

Soil pH: 8-9

Hardiness zone: 9-10

Height: 45 feet

This is the type of tree that you could consider having in your home garden (assuming it is an outside garden of course!). You may want to do so because this tree produces flowers that look like a large pea blossom. You will be delighted each year when it blooms and creates exactly what you were looking for in a tree. 

There is some magic to this tree because its trunk actually twists as the tree gets older. This is just a natural process that the tree goes through, and there is nothing bad or dangerous about it. In fact, many people consider it to be quite beautiful, and you surely will too once you have had the chance to see what it is all about.

You will love having the opportunity to look at a majestic tree such as this anytime you want in your garden.

9. Scarlet Wisteria (Sesbania punicea)

Sun needs: full sun

Water needs: Light

Soil pH: 6.1-6.5

Hardiness zone: 8-11

Height: 8-30 feet

This tree has the interesting distinction of also being known as “rattlebox”. Pretty intriguing right? That is what most people think, and that is why this type of tree has grown in popularity over the years. People want something like this that has a bit of mystery and intrigue to it, and they are able to find all of that in the Scarlet Wisteria tree if they choose to buy one. 

It only grows to be about 8 feet tall in many cases. There are times out in the wild when it can grow much taller than that, but the more common height of 8 to 10 feet is typical. There are compound leaves that will come off of this tree that are 5-7 inches in length by themselves. There are as many as 16 leaflets that come off of each of the main leaves. This tree is complex to say the least! 

People who want to add color to their homes will often look to this tree to help them do it. The orange blossoms that it produces are exactly the splash of color that they are looking for, and there is something really great about owning a tree that can bring such joy and intrigues into the hearts of so many people.

With that in mind, this tree is one to keep an eye out for if you happen to be in the market for one. 

10. Fragrant Orange Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans f. aurantiacus)

A Fragrant Orange Tea Olive flowers.

Sun needs: 4-8 hours per day

Water needs: One inch per week

Soil pH: Neutral to acidic

Hardiness zone: 7-10

Height: 8-15 feet

If you are the type of person who loves something that smells great, then you need to check out the fragrant orange tea olive tree. This is exactly what you need if your goal is to get your garden freshened up in a way that only a great-smelling tree can.

The word “fragrant” is literally in the name of this tree because that is the first thing that most people notice about it. They immediately understand why they need this tree in their life after they have had the opportunity to take in its wonderful scents. 

This tree is also noteworthy for its dense foliage. People are attracted to the look that it gives off, and it reminds them of the deep forests of the Amazon that we are all taught about in school. Because of this, many people want to have this tree in their home garden.

The spectacle that will appear before your eyes when you get this type of tree is nothing short of amazing. When this tree blooms, you will see the orange blossoms that simply do not come around with other types of trees all that often.

Thus, you may find that this is the type of tree for you and that you don’t want to go back to looking for any other kind to complete the look of your garden. If that is the choice that you stumble upon, then good for you! 

11. Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia)

Blooming Royal Poinciana on the dirt road.

Sun needs: Full sun

Water needs: Heavy

Soil pH: 4.9-10.6

Hardiness zone: 9-11

Height: 20-50 feet

Do you want a tree that will serve as a shade tree for you on your personal property? Perhaps you are looking for the type of tree that you can see yourself sitting under for long stretches of time.

You can set up a hammock and pull out a good book and simply enjoy what nature has provided to you. If that is what you are going for with the trees that you plant, then you will want to check out the Royal Poinciana tree as soon as possible. 

This tree can get up to a height of 50 feet tall in some cases, and the crown of the tree can stretch out to a length of 60 feet wide. That is a big deal because it means that this thing is enormous and provides plenty of shade for those who are seeking that out. The blossoms on this tree are a redish-orange color that looks like the burnt sun. You will want to look them over time and time again simply because of how beautiful they are. 

The best thing of all about this tree is that it is not super sensitive as far as water needs are concerned. It can withstand drought very well, and it has pest-resistant qualities to it as well. Therefore, you know without a doubt that this tree can grow almost anywhere that you put it. The fact that it is not super sensitive about what kind of soil it is placed in is another reason why many people love it. 

12. The Geigertree (Cordia parvifolia)

Blooming flowers of the Geiger tree.

Sun needs: Full to partial sun

Water needs: Light

Soil pH: 5.5-8.5

Hardiness zone: 10-12

Height: 25 feet

You will fall in love with the dark leaves that make this tree something special to behold. In fact, the dark, lush leaves against the orange blossoms that it produces is a nice contrast. If you are looking for the perfect balance between tones, then you definitely want to check out this type of tree. People from all around the world have come to appreciate it. 

It is one of the most resilient trees on the entire list because it can handle drought conditions like a champ. You may live in an environment where it is not ideal for other types of trees to grow, but this one will find a way to live no matter what. If you need a tree that you can grow without the work and effort that some other trees require, then you need to do what you can to make sure your Geigertree is what you decide to go with.

13. American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

Sun needs: Partial to full

Water needs: Average

Soil pH: 4-7.4

Hardiness zone: 3-9

Height: 30-40 feet

This tree has a pyramid shape and grows naturally in most places throughout the United States. It has an average height, typically coming in at around 30 feet, and that means that you are likely to see this tree in various places throughout the country. Height restrictions are not a problem with this one, so you can anticipate that it will pop up in more and more areas near you in the future. 

It has orange flowers that are very charming to look at, and the tree itself is something that people are going to enjoy. Make sure you give this one proper consideration as it certainly belongs on a list of trees that are worthwhile. It is reasonably easy to maintain, and the places where it can grow are vast in number.