By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer We grow trees for many reasons – to provide shade, to keep cooling costs down, to provide habitats for wildlife, to ensure a lush green landscape for future generations, or sometimes we just grow them because we think they are pretty. Common flowering trees can provide us with all these things. People often think of flowering trees as small, little, ornate patio type trees when, in fact, some flowering trees for zone 9 can get very large. Continue reading to learn more about trees that flower in zone 9. Common Flowering Trees for Zone 9 Whether you’re looking for a quaint little ornamental tree or a large shade tree, there is a zone 9 flowering tree that can meet your needs. Another benefit of growing flowering trees in zone 9 is that with the warm climate you can select trees that bloom in any season.