Purple is a color that, depending on its nuances, can bring poetry and a magical atmosphere to a garden. But it is not necessarily an easy color to find, moreover in the trees! Fortunately, specimens with purple and mauve flowers have nothing to envy to others. This color which is sometimes light and delicate, then dark and intense, goes very well with pink and white. 


1. Imperial Paulownia

Originally from East Asia, this tree has everything to seduce: foliage in the original shape, mauve flowers giving off a pleasant scent … What more could you ask for? It is also a sturdy tree that is easy to plant and maintain, and is also fast growing . It will therefore thrive in all gardens, as long as it always has fresh, well-drained soil.

paulownia purple leaves

2. Purple Indian lilac

We prefer this name to that of Lagerstroemia indica , just as indicated but less meaningful in terms of color. In summer, the blooming reveals rich clusters of flowers which are an ornament of choice for the garden. When it comes to planting, this tree prefers full sun and can be grown both in pots and in the ground .

california lilac

3. The jacaranda

Impossible not to quote him in an article on purple trees! The jacaranda is undoubtedly one of the most poetic trees there is. It will therefore bring elegance and delicacy to any garden! A well-cleared space in full sun is the best place to welcome it and give it all the room it needs to flourish.

purple tree jacaranda

4. The sophora secundiflora

It is also possible to opt for a purple flowering sophora, whose flowers adopt dark and intense shades . It is sometimes called calia secundiflora, and it is low-maintenance and appreciates heat and sunlight. It will take a little patience : the flowers do not develop until a few years after planting.

sophora secundiflora

5. The vitex agnus castus

Also known as chaste tree and pepper tree, this shrub turns a mauve color in summer with nuances , some of them going up to blue. What, with its scent , attract pollinating insects like bees. Like lilac and jacaranda, it thrives best in full sun. You can also harvest its leaves – and its fruits in the fall.

chaste tree