Pink flowers are a nice feminine touch in the garden and serve to soften the greenery in your landscape. If you’re looking for trees with pink flowers, here are 12 you should try.
Trees with pink flowers
The Saucer Magnolia, or magnolia x soulangiana is a fine specimen that can grow up to 25 feet tall. It’s great on large properties and yards that can afford the space.
You can choose among several flowering varieties, but it does have pure pink, magenta or pinkish white bloom options. The large flowers are splendid and spread out in an attractive way.
Gardeners in zones 4 to 9 can take care of a Saucer Magnolia in a sunny spot and with regular watering.
Weeping Cherry Tree
Despite its sad name the Weeping Cherry Tree is absolutely magnificent, especially come spring time. The white- and dominant pink blooms form a line and cascade downward, producing a ‘weeping’ effect.
Weeping Cherry can be found in zones 4 to 9 and can tolerate a bit of cold. It’s important to note that it requires constant watering and a soil that can hold moisture for quite some time in order for it to thrive in your yard.
Pink Knock Out Rose Tree
Think the Knockout Rose is just a bush? Think again. You can shape the shrub so that it’s on a singular stem (or trunk) so it assumes a tree form. From there, you can get a pink flowering variety to suit your personal taste.
It’s also beginner-friendly and doesn’t come with problems that are inherent in a traditional rose. It can be grown in full sun or part shade and can withstand a missed watering or two.
The Trumpet Tree boasts large baby pink flowers with a yellow center for a bold statement in your yard. The semi-deciduous tree stays green in tropical environments while losing foliage in colder zones.
Pink Trumpet can be found in USDA zones 5 to 9. It’s hardy enough to survive frost in zones 9 and 10. As a warm-loving tree it prefers full sun and well-draining soil. Fulfill all its needs and you’ll be showered with a veritable bloom come April or March.
When thinking about pink flowering trees it’s impossible to leave Oleanders out of the picture. It’s a small tree or shrub and therefore perfect in any outdoor space.
The only exception to the rule is if you have pets or children. Oleander trees are poisonous but they do add a touch of pink color. You can grow the tree if you live in zones 8 to 10 and have a bright and sunny spot in your home.
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry has one of the most detailed and intricate pink flowers around. It appears as an orchid, with red leaves interspersed among white-yellow blooms and a speckled red center. What’s even more interesting is how its foliage turns from purple in the summer to red when spring arrives.
This ornamental tree can grow in zones 2 through 8 and is highly tolerant of frost and plummeting temperatures. You’ll definitely want this in your garden.
Similar to the Kwanzan Cherry species but bigger, Yoshino trees can grow up to 40 feet in height and at a similar spread.
You’ll want to place it where it gets full sun and protection from heavy wind, as the branches are brittle and tend to snap easily. It needs constant watering and a moist soil, and grows in zones 5 to 8 in the US.
The dainty and numerous white pink blossoms are a marvel to behold for owners and visitors alike.
Dwarf Poinciana Tree
Dwarf Poincianas are found in Southern Florida and tend to have blooms colored orange or red. However, if you look enough you’ll find that there are species that produce dark pink flowers too.
Dwarf Poinciana Trees are tropical plants and can be used as natural ornaments in the yard. It doesn’t reach that high and maxes out at 12 feet, and grows really well in zones 9 to 10. The only requirement you’ll need to meet is a location that gets full sunlight and pruning every now and then.
Flowering Almond Tree
Native to Korea and China, flowering almonds are diminutive but pack a lot of aesthetic punch. You can practically grow this anywhere in your garden as it tends to reach only five feet in height.
Take care of the tree and you’ll eventually see stunning pink and white blooms that are grouped together at the end of stems. It’s worth noting that the almond tree is considered essential to wildlife as it attracts butterflies and the eastern tiger swallowtail.
Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Often found in parks, corporate landscapes and parking lots, the Hong Kong Orchid Tree is a welcome sight in urban areas and buildings. What’s great is that it can tolerate hot days and missed watering schedules without missing a beat (or scorched foliage, for that matter).
Hong Kong Orchid Trees are only found in zones 9 to 11 but they do very well there. The gray-green leaves make way for large, 6 inch flowers of purple and pink.
Pink Dogwood Tree
Dogwood trees are very popular among landscapers and yard owners because it’s amazing to look at when in full bloom.
To get a tree with pink flowers you’ll want to get the pink dogwood. The egg-shaped leaves complement the four-petaled pink blooms well and transform into a deep red come fall season. The foliage assumes an upright and rounded shape.
Plant your pink dogwood tree in full sun and add well-draining loamy soil. It grows well in zones 5 to 9.
Smoke Tree, or cotinus coggygria is named as such because of its curious cloud-like flowers in ephemeral pink. They’re not really fussy in terms of soil type but they do prefer full sun to partial shade.
It’s generally a flowering bush but can be shaped to form a tree that can reach 15 feet in height.