+10 plants with white flowers

Luckily for you, there are a wide variety of species that have white flowers. Some are trees, some are climbers, and some are smaller plants that grow easily in pots or planters. Here we show you 10 of them.

Camellia or tea plant ( Camellia sinensis )

The camellia sinensis is an evergreen shrub or tree native to southern China and Southeast Asia that reaches a height of 1-9 meters. It blooms during the spring, producing flowers 2-4 centimeters in diameter.

It requires semi-shade, and an acidic soil, with a pH between 4 and 6. Irrigation will be moderate, also with acidic water or without lime. Supports up to -4ºC.

Snowdrop ( Galanthus nivalis )

The Galanthus nivalis is a bulbous plant native to Europe and Asia that reaches a height of 10-15 centimeters. Its flowers bloom in late winter, and are small, between 1.5 and 2.5 centimeters in diameter.

Its bulb is planted in autumn, in a land with good drainage, and it is watered in a moderate way, preventing it from drying out. It supports up to -18ºC, but you must bear in mind that after flowering the aerial part (leaves, flowers) will wither, and that it will not be until the next season when they come out again.

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Common Catalpa ( Catalpa bignonioides )

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The Catalpa bignonioides is a deciduous tree native to the southeastern United States that reaches 15 meters high. Its flowers are grouped in inflorescences called panicles and are about 10 centimeters in diameter. It blooms in spring.

It is widely used as an ornamental and shade plant, capable of living in sunny exposures and in a wide variety of different climates (and microclimates) as long as the minimum temperature is not below -18ºC. It does not resist drought.

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Dimorphotheca ( Dimorphotheca ecklonis )

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The Dimorphotheca ecklonis is a perennial plant native of South Africa which reaches a height of up to 1 meter and a diameter of up to 2 meters as their stems are branching and growing horizontally. It blooms for a good part of the year, especially from spring to summer.

It lives well in both sunny and semi-shady exposures, and requires moderate watering. It becomes somewhat drought resistant from the second year it is grown on land. Supports up to -4ºC.

Echinopsis ( Echinopsis subdenudata )

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The Echinopsis subdenudata is an endemic cactus of Bolivia and Paraguay that reaches a height of about 5-7 centimeters. Its stem is globular, medium green in color and lacks spines. It blooms in summer, producing flowers up to 4-5 centimeters in diameter which are fragrant.

Like most cacti, it wants sun (as long as it gets used to it little by little), spaced waterings and a mineral soil that drains water well. It supports up to -4ºC, although it requires protection against hail, especially during its youth.

Gardenia ( Gardenia jasminioides )

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The Gardenia jasminioides is a shrub or evergreen tree native to Asia that reaches a height between 2 and 8 meters. Its flowers sprout throughout the spring, are about 4 centimeters in diameter and are aromatic.

It grows in semi-shade, in an area where it does not get direct sunlight at any time. The soil should have a low pH, between 4 and 6, and will be watered moderately with rainwater or without lime.

Supports up to -2ºC.

Star Magnolia ( Magnolia stellata )

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The Magnolia stellata is a small deciduous tree native Japan that grows between 2 and 3 meters high. It blooms during the spring, sprouting before the leaves, they are aromatic and measure 7 to 10 centimeters in diameter.

To survive, it needs protection from the sun, as well as an acidic soil (pH 4 to 6). Likewise, the irrigation water must be rain or, failing that, acidic too, without lime. This irrigation will be moderate because it does not withstand drought.

Supports up to -18ºC.

Common daisy ( Bellis perennis )

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The Bellis perennis is a perennial herb native to Europe, North Africa and Central Asia that reaches a height of up to 20 centimeters. It blooms in spring, producing flowers 1-2 centimeters in diameter.

It grows in full sun, and is not demanding in terms of soil. Of course, you have to water it from time to time because it does not resist drought. Withstands cold and frosts down to -7ºC.

Butterfly orchid (Phalaenopsis)

The Phalaenopsis are epiphytic orchids, rare lithophytes time, native to Southeast Asia. They grow to a height of 1-2 meters, although their growth is quite slow. They produce flowers in spring, grouped in lateral inflorescences.

They require a protected exposure from the sun, a specific substrate for orchids and moderate watering. They cannot stand cold or frost.

Of all the varieties that exist, the most recommended is the Phalaenopsis ‘Classic White’, because it has immaculate white flowers.

Cow leg ( Bauhinia forficata )

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The Bauhinia forficata is a deciduous tree native to Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay that grows to 7-10 meters. Its flowers are similar to those of orchids, which is why it is sometimes known as the orchid tree. These are large, measuring about 5 centimeters in diameter, and sprout in spring and summer.

To grow healthy requires a sunny exposure and moderate watering. It cannot stand drought, but waterlogging also hurts it. Otherwise, it supports up to -7ºC.

White rose (Rosa sp)

The rose bush is a shrub, depending on the climbing species or not, especially native to Asia. It can reach heights between 15 centimeters and more than 4-5 meters. The best known white flower variety is known as Rosal Pau Casals, which reaches 90 centimeters in height.

It produces flowers between 8 and 14 centimeters in diameter, very aromatic. These sprout from spring to late summer, although for this they require sun and frequent waterings, as well as some pruning at the end of winter.

Supports up to -18ºC.

What do you think of these plants that produce white flowers? Do you know others?

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