Types of Trees to Plant in Memory of Someone

Each one of us is uniquely individual, with different personalities, traits, and behaviours. Over the last 30 years, psychologists have found that personalities coalesce around the ‘Big Five’, with varying levels of agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, extroversion and openness to experience.  

Contrary to common perception, some would argue that trees have just as much character as humans doTrees are known to have vibrant inner lives and certainly appear to have individual personalities.  

Are you wondering what tree to plant in memory of someoneOr do you want to become a tree? We’ve listed below our most popular trees 

Cherry Blossom

CHERRY BLOSSOM  

Beautiful and optimistic, the quintessential Cherry Blossom captivates their admirers in the springtime with their blossoming double-pink flowers. 

Origin: Japan 

Average Height: 6-12m 

Season: Spring 

crabapple

FLOWERING CRAB APPLE 

Loving and poetic, the Flowering Crab Apple displays delicate, fragrant, double-pink flowers towards the end of spring. 

Origin: Central Asia 

Average Height: 4-8m 

Season: Spring 

ornamental pearpng

ORNAMENTAL PEAR 

Hopeful and resilient, the Ornamental Pear boasts delicate clusters of white flowers during spring. 

Origin: China and Vietnam 

Average Height: 7m 

Season: Spring 

tulip magnolia

TULIP MAGNOLIA 

Wise and compassionate, the elegant Tulip Magnolia displays beautiful goblet-shaped deep-purple flowers during the early spring. 

Origin: Asia, North America and West Indies 

Average Height: 4.5-6m 

Season: Spring 

jacaranda

JACARANDA 

Wise, idealistic and lucky, Jacarandas display clusters of delicate purple bell-shaped flowers during the late summer. A great tree to plant in memory of someone known for a love of the colour purple. 

Origin: South America 

Average Height: 10-15m 

Season: Summer 

crepe myrtle

CREPE MYRTLE  

Creative and passionate, Crepe Myrtles boast beautiful clusters of pink flowers throughout the summer, guaranteeing a long-lasting show for their admirers. 

Origin: China 

Average Height: 8-9m 

Season: Summer 

flowering gum

FLOWERING GUM 

Ambitious and strong, the Red Flowering Gum provides an intense show of red flowers that bloom throughout the summer.  

Origin: Australia 

Average Height: 2-15m 

Season: Summer 

flame tree

FLAME TREE 

Charismatic and passionate, the Illawarra Flame Tree displays fiery-red bell-shaped flowers during the early summer. A standout tree to plant in memory of someone who is unforgettable. 

Origin: Australia 

Average Height: 10-14m 

Season: Summer 

sweet gum

SWEET GUM 

Optimistic and strong, the Sweet Gum features distinguishable lobed-leaves that turn brilliant shades of purples, reds, and oranges during autumn.  

Origin: North America and Asia 

Average Height: 15-20m 

Season: Autumn  

ginko

GINKGO 

Tenacious and hopeful, the Gingko displays fan-shaped leaves turned beautiful hues of gold throughout autumn.  

Origin: China 

Average Height: 10-14m 

Season: Autumn  

japanese maple

JAPANESE MAPLE 

Peaceful and bold, the Japanese Maple boasts elegantly cut leaves that turn a brilliant bright crimson during the autumn. 

Origin: Japan 

Average Height: 1-7m 

Season: Autumn  

oak

ENGLISH OAK 

Noble, strong, and intuitive, the English Oak puts on a show throughout the autumn as their lobed leaves turn gorgeous reds and yellows.

Origin: United Kingdom 

Average Height: 20m 

Season: Autumn  

redwood

REDWOOD 

Wise, determined, and strong – the Coastal Redwood towers high above the surrounding landscape, creating a sense of awe for their spectators. 

Origin: North America 

Average Height: 60-70m 

Season: Winter 

yellow gum

YELLOW GUM 

Loyal and passionate, the Yellow Gum boasts beautiful scarlet flowers during the winter. This is a popular Australian choice of tree to plant in memory of someone.

Origin: Australia 

Average Height: 10-30m 

Season: Winter 

magnolia

MAGNOLIA  

Graceful and dignified, the Yulan Magnolia reveals delicate goblet-shaped ivory flowers early in the winter.   

Origin: China 

Average Height: 9-12m 

Season: Winter 

Do you want to become a tree after death? Being buried as a tree is a beautiful way to become part of a growing community that is leaving the world a better place.  Contact us today to learn more.