70 French Tree Names & Words & Video 🌳

Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

French tree names list and French flowering tree vocabulary with English translations.

21 French Tree Names

Thank you to French immersion teachers Eliane and Suzanne for helping with these French tree name lists.

Let’s start with the names of common French trees.

  1. Un charme = a hornbeam
  2. Un hêtre = a beech
  3. Un châtaignier = a chestnut tree
  4. Un marronnier = a horse chestnut see my video on how to translate chestnut in French
  5. Un marron = a chestnut brown –
  6. Un pin = a pine
  7. Un érable = a maple
  8. Un chêne = an oak
  9. Un bouleau = a birch
  10. Un frêne = ash tree
  11. Un tremble = aspen
  12. Un laurier = bay tree
  13. Un cèdre = cedar tree
  14. Un peuplier = polar tree
  15. Un eucalyptus = eucalyptus
  16. Un érable = maple
  17. Un tilleul = linden
  18. Un olivier = olive tree
  19. Un séquoia = redwood
  20. Un épicéa = spruce tree
  21. Un saule = willow

9 French Tree Words

This tree related vocabulary will prove useful as well.

  1. Un gland = an acorn
  2. La cime de l’arbre = the top of the tree
  3. Une branche = a branch
  4. Un tronc = a trunk
  5. Un feuillage = a foliage
  6. Une feuille = a leaf
  7. Un bourgeon = a bud
  8. Une écorce = a bark
  9. Un champignon = a mushroom
  10. À feuilles persistantes = evergreen
  11. Une forêt = forest
  12. Un bois = a wood
  13. Le bois = wood (the material)

17 French Flowering Tree Names

Now let’s study a list of French flowering trees. If you’d like to learn the French flower vocabulary, follow the link!

  1. Le mimosa – mimosa
  2. L’arbre à soie – silk tree
  3. Le sorbier – mountain ash tree
  4. Le sumac – sumac
  5. Le laurier – laurel
  6. Le tamaris – salt cedar
  7. Le cognacier du japon – Japanese quince
  8. Le lilac – lilac
  9. Le lilac de Californie – California lilac
  10. Le prunus – plum tree
  11. L’ajonc – gorse
  12. Le sureau – elder
  13. Le magnolia – magnolia
  14. Les camélia – camelia
  15. L’aubépine – hawthorn
  16. Le prunellier – blackthorn
  17. Le cornouillier – dogwood

20 French Fruit Tree Names

To come up with fruit tree names, most of the time you take the name of the fruit in French, remove the “e” and add “ier”. There are a few exceptions… as always in French!

  1. Le pêcher – peach tree
  2. L’abricotier – apricot tree
  3. Le poirier – pear tree
  4. Le prunier – plum tree
  5. Le pommier – apple tree
  6. L’amandier – almond tree
  7. le cerisier – cherry tree
  8. le noisetier – hazelnut tree
  9. le noyer – wall-nut tree
  10. le prunier – plum tree
  11. l’oranger – orange tree
  12. le citronnier – lemon tree
  13. le pamplemoussier –
  14. le figuier – fig tree
  15. le bananier – banana tree
  16. le cocotier – coconut tree
  17. le manguier – mango tree
  18. l’avocatier – avocado tree
  19. le grenadier – pomegranate tree
  20. le cognacier – quince tree

French Tree Practice Video

Let’s practice this vocabulary with a video I made about the flowering trees in Brittany 🌺!

Would you like to help me make a better list? Please add your suggestion (French and English please) to the comment section below. Merci!

Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Born and raised in Paris, I have been teaching today's French to adults for 23+ years in the US and France. Based on my students' goals and needs, I've created unique downloadable French audiobooks focussing on French like it's spoken today, for all levels. Most of my audiobooks are recorded at several speeds to help you conquer the modern French language. Good luck with your studies and remember, repetition is the key!

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