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 do. Trees are known to have vibrant inner lives and certainly appear to have individual personalities.
Are you wondering what tree to plant in memory of someone? Or do you want to become a tree? We’ve listed below our most popular trees.
Beautiful and optimistic, the quintessential Cherry Blossom captivates their admirers in the springtime with their blossoming double-pink flowers.
Average Height: 6-12m
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
Hopeful and resilient, the Ornamental Pear boasts delicate clusters of white flowers during spring.
Origin: China and Vietnam
Average Height: 7m
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
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
Creative and passionate, Crepe Myrtles boast beautiful clusters of pink flowers throughout the summer, guaranteeing a long-lasting show for their admirers.
Average Height: 8-9m
Ambitious and strong, the Red Flowering Gum provides an intense show of red flowers that bloom throughout the summer.
Average Height: 2-15m
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.
Average Height: 10-14m
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
Tenacious and hopeful, the Gingko displays fan-shaped leaves turned beautiful hues of gold throughout autumn.
Average Height: 10-14m
Peaceful and bold, the Japanese Maple boasts elegantly cut leaves that turn a brilliant bright crimson during the autumn.
Average Height: 1-7m
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
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
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.
Average Height: 10-30m
Graceful and dignified, the Yulan Magnolia reveals delicate goblet-shaped ivory flowers early in the winter.
Average Height: 9-12m