14 Most Beautiful Pink Flowering Trees
[with pictures!]

Pink flowers add a light and beautiful feeling to any garden space. Look at these low-maintenance wonderful pink flowering trees!

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Jimena Bolívar

June 27, 2021


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Pink Flowering Trees

Flowering trees add to the landscape unlike any other. Pink is my favorite color, and I’m sure you’ll think the same once you go through this beautiful list of pink flowering trees!

Pink flowering trees can be found in any part of the world. These trees mostly bloom during the Spring season and require a sufficient amount of sunlight to produce flowers. Some common ones are cherry trees, redmunds, and magnolias.

Pink is one of the most refreshing colors. Tone down any shade of red, and it gives you pink. A visually soft and playful color, which gives the touch of wonderland when planted in trees. There are many ways to use these pink trees in your landscape. Whether you have a small outdoor garden space or a big one, there’s a pink tree out there to suit every height and width!

1. Saucer Magnolia Tree

Have a cup of tea under the teacup-shaped flowers of the saucer magnolia tree!

A full view of a pink saucer magnolia tree

Botanical name: Magnolia grandiflora Type: Deciduous Height: 20 to 30 feet Width: 15 to 20 feet Sunlight: Partial shade, full sunlight Soil type: Fertile, well-draining soil mix can also grow in sandy or loamy soil Produces fruit: Yes Growth rate: Moderate Moisture: Moderate (become more drought-tolerant with age) Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Early Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 5 to 9

The teacup-shaped blooms of the Saucer Magnolia tree will make you wish you had a tea party underneath it every evening. The flowers will begin to appear first thing in the Spring. When small, they are around 5 inches but they can fully bloom to a width of 10 inches, making them look like giant saucers!

You can also pick saucer magnolia trees that have white and purple flower varieties. Almost every flower has an inner white touch, which makes the saucer magnolia bichromatic and a glamorous choice. As for the leaves, they are soft and have a saturated green tone (during the summer) but do expect them to change into a fusion of yellow and brown in the fall! If you look carefully, the bottom side of the leaves will appear fuzzy. The tree grows a lot of stems, but you can prune it if you don’t like the symmetrical look created by its multiple stems.

The Saucer magnolia best blooms in warmer climates. The growing season usually lasts from February to April but you can also expect the flowers to grace your garden in summer and winter (if it’s not that harsh) too. The fragrance will last in all seasons.

With the Saucer magnolia tree planted in your garden, you can also expect to see a lot of hummingbirds as they love the nectar of these flowers. Moreover, the tree produces many seeds in the fall that can attract even more birds to your garden.

Since this tree has so many stems, it can provide you excellent coverage if you want some privacy from your neighbors! Just make sure to plant your saucer magnolia tree where it gets six hours of direct sunlight! It’s important if you want many healthy flowers to bloom, that too with lush and soft pink tones. Also, keep the soil moist!

Except during the winter, as in USDA 5 to 9 zones, you can expect these trees to protect themselves from the harsh cold in the winter and even the scorching heat of the summer.

PRO-TIP

Turn your saucer magnolia tree into a shrub!

If you wish, you could prune your saucer magnolia tree to make it look like a miniature ornamental one or even a shrub!

PRO-TIP

Think about the design!

How about forming a ring of plants at the base, around the trunk of your saucer magnolia tree?

2. Pink Dogwood (Cornus Florida)

Do you love the combination of pink and white? Choose the pink dogwood tree for your garden!

Pink dogwood tree flowers

Botanical name: Cornus Florida Type: Deciduous Height: 15 to 25 feet Width: 15 to 20 feet Sunlight: Full sun exposure or partial shade Soil type: Organic, well-draining soil with acidic pH value, but it can also work Produces fruit: Yes (red berries) Growth rate: Fast Moisture: Moist, but can adjust to dry soil conditions too Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 5 to 9

Although the Dogwood tree mostly produces white blooms, you can find pink ones as well. The flowers mostly have four petals that are bent inward like dog ears! Even the pink flowers may have a touch of white to them, in the form of lines going inwards.

In the summer, you’ll find the Pink Dogwood leaves green but in the winter, they change to a deep crimson shade. If it snows where you live, you’ll also notice the bark becoming a fusion of cinnamon and grey during winter.

The Pink Dogwood tree is a common choice in the United States as it’s a native. The actual flowers of this tree are very small, which you can find within four bracts.

What makes the flowers of the Pink Dogwood tree different is that you’ll get to experience many pink shades. Most of the trees start with light pink flowers which turn into a deep rose pink as they grow.

If you plant multiple pink dogwood trees at the same time, all the trees will be of various ages and produce flowers of an array of pink colors - making your garden look like a pink wonderland!

The pink dogwood tree can be planted anywhere in your garden, from the patio to the entrance. The flowers won’t take too long to bloom. The Pink Dogwood tree starts blooming even when it is around 3 to 4 feet tall. In fact, at times, you’ll notice that the flowers even bloom before this gorgeous pink tree produces more leaves.

To make the arrangement more interesting, try planting them spontaneously or in curved patterns rather than in a regular line. If you’re fond of more colors and contrast, plant white and red dogwood trees too.

PRO-TIP

Use garden lighting

You can use extra lighting or garden accessories and place them around the Pink Dogwood tree to further bring out its beauty.

PRO-TIP

Add birdhouses!

Since the Pink Dogwood tree produces red berries, it’s an invitation to birds. It will add to the blossoming beauty of your pink dogwood tree! Add tiny birdhouses in the surrounding area or on the tree if you can.

PRO-TIP

Use mulch!

Are you having trouble with keeping the soil organic for your pink dogwood tree? Take some mulch and layer it evenly on the base of the ground, right above the tree roots. It will both protect the sources and help keep the soil moist and cool. You can also water your plant weekly, as required.

3. Japanese Crabapple trees

The Japanese crabapple trees love to transition from red to pink!

A dark pink Japanese crab apple tree

Botanical name: Malus Floribunda Type: Deciduous Height: 15 to 20 feet Width: 20 to 30 feet Sunlight: Full exposure Soil type: Well-drained soil, slightly moist, loamy, sandy, clay Produces fruit: Yes (small red, orange, and yellow apples) Growth rate: Moderate Moisture: Moderate Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 3 to 8

If your garden is small, Japanese crabapple trees are your best pick. They don’t grow too large and mostly either remain small or medium.

The Japanese Crabapple trees will add a burst of red, pink, and white to your garden. When its flowers are buds, they are pure red. As they grow and continue to blossom, you’ll see the color-shifting toward dark pink and slowly transforming into a baby pink, with a blast of white! Along with the flowers, you will also see tiny red fruits appearing near the blooms. These fruits are very small but you can make jelly out of them if they don’t already get eaten by birds!

To add to the thrill, the way they grow is unique! You can find them developing foliage in various ways, from upright to weeping arrangements. The most beautiful part is that during the fall, the leaves may either turn red or yellow. So although the tree does not bear fruit during the cold seasons, the leaves make up for the missing splash of red color.

4. Eastern Redbud

The Eastern Redbud is a very versatile tree, it can bring any landscape to life!

A dakr pink eastern redbud tree

Botanical name: Cercis canadensis Type: Deciduous Height: 15 to 30 feet Width: 15 to 30 feet Sunlight: Partial shade, full sunlight Soil type: Well-drained Produces fruit: Yes (Long legumes, around 3 inches in length) Growth rate: Fast Moisture: Moderate Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring, early fall Hardiness: USDA zones 4 to 9

Plant the Eastern Redbud alone or plant several in a group, the lavender-pink shade of this tree’s flowers project both a spectacular yet soothing visual scene. The best part is that each tree’s flowers can have somewhat different shapes, giving them a look so spontaneous as if they have been sculpted. If Spring is your favorite season (and I bet it is!), you can’t go wrong with planting the Eastern Redbud as it boasts prideful pink flowers for several weeks.

The Eastern Redbud also has excellent resistance against all kinds of diseases to add to the splendid pink show. You can also use it in any landscape at all since it can tolerate water quite well. You need not be extra cautious or alarmed if you have it planted beside trees or plants that require a lot of water.

The Eastern Redbud also produces lovely heart-shaped leaves that can provide shade under the harsh, scorching summer sun to add to the pink glory. You’ll find the leaves turning yellow in the fall season, and that’s alright!

PRO-TIP

Plant it along with summer flowers!

After every Spring, there is Summer. Use the circle of nature to your advantage by planting along with summer producing flower trees and plants.

5. Pink Crape Myrtle

The Pink Crape Myrtle is your tree if you like the vivid, showstopper sort of pink!

A crape myrtle tree next to a pond

Botanical name: Lagerstroemia indica pink Type: Shrub Height: 10 to 20 feet Width: 6 to 8 feet Sunlight: Full exposure Soil type: Well-drained, loamy, sandy, clay Produces fruit: Low and moderate Growth rate: Fast Moisture: Low and moderate Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring/Summer (Also blooms in midsummer) Hardiness: USDA zones 6 to 10

Even the leaves of the Pink Crape Myrtle are one-of-a-kind. Their green has a hint of purple, which you can find shining against the sun on having a closer look. The flowers appear in clusters and look no less than bundles of bouquets from a distance.

If you want a pink tree that grows year-round and is easy to maintain, too, you should choose the Pink Crape Myrtle, hands down. From my experience, these flowers can tolerate various weather conditions, from the harsh summer days to the frosty winter nights.

WARNING!

Don’t use heavy clay soil!

Have you used rich clay soil in your garden? You’ll have to pick a well-draining soil mix for the Pink Crepe Myrtle. Using rich clay soil is not good because it will retain more moisture than this vivid pink tree. And if it rains, then the situation may get entirely out of hand!

PRO-TIP

Invite hummingbirds to your garden

Hummingbirds are a massive fan of the Pink Crape Myrtle tree. Have several or even one of these trees planted in your garden, and you’ll find many Hummingbirds visiting your garden!

PRO-TIP

For USDA Zone 6

If you’re in USDA Zone 6, consider pruning your pink crape myrtle during the winter. Don’t worry; it will grow back up to 3 to 4 inches on its own!

6. Pink Pom Poms Redbud Tree

The pink flowers of this Redbud tree look like pom poms!

A pom pom redbud tree

Botanical name: Cercic canadensis ‘JN16’ Type: Deciduous Height: 15 to 30 feet Width: 15 to 30 feet Sunlight: Partial shade, full sunlight exposure Soil type: Well-drained soil mix, Produces fruit: Yes (elongated legume that is not vital) Growth rate: Fast Moisture: Moderate Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring, fall Hardiness: USDA zones 4 to 9

Could one ever have enough of redbud trees? While the eastern redbud tree has a touch of lavender to its blooms, the pink pom pom redbud will give you just the pink you need. This one also has the largest flowers you could find in any redbud variety.

Pair the pom poms of this redbud tree with the eastern variety, and your yard will bloom with tones, tints, and shades of warm hues of pinks and subtle purples! This tree is an eye-turner, and it’s an easy one to maintain too. It’s one of the versatile pink flowering trees as it can thrive both in partial sunlight with a minimum of 4 hours, or it could even take in full exposure to the sun.

Every flower in the pom pom redbud tree has double layers, which makes them look fuller. The color also appears more saturated, so if you love a deep hot pink shade, this is the tree for you!

7. Orchid Satin Rose of Sharon Tree

This tree has got a blend of red and pink!

A tree with pink orchids

Botanical name: Hibiscus Syriacus Type: Deciduous Height: 10 to 12 feet Width: 6 to 8 feet Sunlight: Full sunlight Soil type: Well-draining Produces fruit: Growth rate: Moderate Moisture: Moderate Pollinator friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 5 to 9

More like a big shrub, the Orchid Rose of Sharon looks like a mini tree. You can plant the Orchid Satin Rose of Sharon in any season at all. This tree loves the full sun, so the chances of it getting sunburnt are near to null.

The beautiful pink flowers of the Orchid Satin Rose of Sharon tree look like they have red eyes painted in the inside of the petals. These red lines extend from the middle of the flower towards the outer edges, but not all the way to the tips. These flowers don’t really produce seeds but they have a lot of nectar in store for both butterflies and birds.

Although this tree is the size of a shrub, the red within the pink flowers looks illusionary from a distance. If you want to create more interest, try planting the purple versions of these trees along with the pink ones.

8. Pink ‘English Roseum’ Rhododendron

A shrub that has trumpets of flowers!

A pink English Roseum rhododendron shrub

Botanical name: Rhododendron Type: Shrubs Height: 6 to 8 feet Width: 6 to 8 feet Sunlight: Full exposure, shade Soil type: Loamy, sandy, clay, acidic, moist but well-drained Produces fruit: Dry capsules, with some ripe fruit Growth rate: Slow Moisture: Moderate Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Mid-Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 4 to 9

The Roseum Pink Rhododendron is a shrub you wouldn’t want to miss. Its light pink flowers pop out even more against the dark green leaves. All the flowers come together to create round, symmetrical shapes around this tree.

Its flowers look more like a trumpet, with each group having around 8 to 10 coming together. This tree is happy in any location where it is planted in shallow soil. Its versatility and tiny size make it the perfect choice to grow beneath large trees. You can also plant them all together in a line, to create a blooming pink backdrop!

WARNING!

Don’t eat the Roseum Rhododendron!

All parts of the Roseum Rhododendron are poisonous and shouldn’t be eaten at all costs!

9. Callistemon citrinus Perth Pink Tree (Bottlebrush)

The flowers of this gorgeous tree will remind you of a brush!

Bottlebrush perth pink tree flowers

Botanical name: Callistemon citrinus Type: Shrub Height: Up to 5 feet Width: Up to 5 feet Sunlight: Full exposure Soil type: Well-drained but slightly moist soil Produces fruit: Yes Growth rate: Moderate to fast Moisture: Moderate Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Summer to Autumn Hardiness: USDA zones 10-11

The Callistemon Bottlebrush tree leaves look and feel like silk and have an aroma that you just can’t resist. The Perth pink bottlebrush tree flowers look just like a brush, with its narrow and thin bristles in a shade of brilliant pink. Although red bottlebrush trees are more common, you can find pink ones easily too. Whichever color you choose, you can expect many birds to visit your garden!

Although the Bottlebrush tree has its origins in Australia, it can quickly be grown in the United States. This tree can be maintained at a mini size or even as a shrub if you have a small space.

10. ‘Kanzan’ Japanese Flowering Cherry

So many beautiful flowering cherry tree species come from Japan!

A full view of a kanzan tree

Botanical name: Prunus Serrulata Type: Deciduous Height: 40 to 50 feet Width: 25 to 40 feet Sunlight: Full exposure Soil type: Well-drained soil mix Produces fruit: No Growth rate: Moderate Moisture: Moderate Pollinator friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 5 to 8

Although it is called the ‘Japanese’ flowering cherry, you can find this tree growing in China, Russia, and Korea. All the trees in this species produce gorgeous blossoms that are pinkish-red.

The leaves are shiny during the growing season, but they may turn brown or bronze after the flowers have blossomed. The Kanzan Japanese flowering tree grows upright, so it’s best for you if you love the classic, minimal look of trees.

Although the Kanzan tree can survive partial shade, you should plant it where it gets direct sunlight for at least 6 hours, as this will lead to maximum blossoming. And you would love to see your garden full of pinkish-red delightful flowers, won’t you?

11. Flowering Almond Tree

The dwarfed size pink flowering almond tree will make you feel like you’re in Wonderland!

A Japanese flowering almond tree

Botanical name: Prunus Triloba/Amygdalus Trilobus Type: Deciduous shrub Height: 10 to 12 feet Width: 3 to 4 feet Sunlight: Partial shade, full sunlight Soil type: Well-draining soil mix Produces fruit: Yes (red berries) Growth rate: Fast Moisture: Average Pollinator-friendly: Growing season: Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 3 to 8

With so many stems coming out of this tree, it looks like a puff of pink. Since it’s a dwarf, it could be planted even in the smallest of spaces, provided there is enough room for the maximum width of 3 to 4 feet. The best time to give this plant a trimming is after it has finished producing beautiful flowers.

You can expect the flowers to bloom from March to April and the fruits to grow between June and August. Plant many of these trees together, but always make sure to keep a distance of 10 to 12 feet in between.

The Flowering Almond is also known as the Rose Tree of China, Cherry Almond, or the Flowering Plum. So it’s up to you, whatever you call it!

12. ‘Yoshino’ Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree

The light, fresh pink flowers of the Yoshino tree will light up any garden!

Light pink Yoshino cherry tree flowers

Botanical name: Prunus x yedoensis Type: Deciduous Height: 25 to 35 feet Width: 25 to 40 feet Sunlight: Full exposure Soil type: Well-drained soil with slight moisture; sandy, loamy, chalk, and clay Produces fruit: Yes (tiny black fruits) Growth rate: Moderate to fast Moisture: Moderate Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 5 to 8

The cherry blossom tree is divine to the landscape of Japan. It decorates the land of the rising sun every Spring, with flowers that attract millions of visitors from all over the world. With so many species and Kanzan being one of them, it’s impossible not to mention the Yoshino flowering cherry tree either.

The Yoshino flowering cherry tree is the most popular in the United States. Its flowers are soft, pastel pink, and watching them bloom is fascinating because they change color as they grow. As the flowers get older, you’ll find them displaying an extraordinary gradient of white. This color change adds a snowy effect.

The leaves are generally dark green during warmer seasons, but they change into a faded golden fall. Its leaves may also turn silver in the middle of summer, so it’s safe to prune them if that’s a problem! Otherwise, you can also use it as an aesthetic advantage for your garden.

PRO-TIP

Yoshino tree fruits are edible!

Birds enjoy the Yoshino tree’s delicious tiny black fruits. Although humans can eat these fruits too, they are not as tasty to human taste buds!

13. Spirea

The Spirea shrub can fit into any space, looking like a small tree!

A spirea flowering shrub with light pink flowers

Botanical name: Spiraea prunifolia Type: Deciduous shrub Height: Up to 4 feet Width: Up to 6 feet Sunlight: Full sunlight, partial shade Soil type: Well-drained, sandy, clay, and moist Produces fruit: Yes Growth rate: Fast Moisture: Moderate Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Summer, late Spring Hardiness: USDA zones 3 to 8

The Spirea shrub produces flat clusters of flowers. These flowers can last from Summer through winter, and pink is not the only color. You can also find red, white, and yellow flowers blooming out of this beautiful shrub.

And the best part is the leaves don’t just turn yellow or brown when the season changes. Even the leaves can appear to be anywhere from pinkish to purplish in color during seasonal changes. Although most Spirea varieties love the sun, some of them equally love the shade too.

14. Glossy Abelia

This gorgeous shrub is a delight with its cluster of tiny pink flowers!

An abelia shrub with pinkish white flowers

Botanical name: Abelia x Grandiflora Type: Small shrub Height: 3 to 6 feet Width: 3 to 6 feet Sunlight: Full exposure, partial shade Soil type: Well-drained soil Produces fruit: Yes (tiny, half-inch fruits) Growth rate: Moderate to fast Moisture: Low Pollinator-friendly: Yes Growing season: Spring, Fall Hardiness: USDA zones 6 to 9

More of a shrub than a tree, the glossy abelia has red branches. You will find extremely small light pink flowers blooming during the summer. These tiny flowers look exactly like funnels. Sniff them carefully, and you will sense a mild fragrance too!

And it’s not just in Spring that the magic takes place for the Glossy Abelia. In the late fall days, you’ll see its leaves turning bronze. If you live in a cold climate, the glossy abelia will shed its leaves during the winter. The leaves won’t fall if you’re living in USDA zones 6 to 9.

PRO-TIP

Make a hedge!

If you’ve been thinking of making a hedge, the glossy abelia is a perfect choice. They look amazing in any way, whether you choose to trim them or not.

Which pink flower tree will you choose?

Whether you choose a shrub or want to grow a full-fledged tree, pink flowering trees are ideal as not only do they look beautiful, but they are also very easy to maintain. Most of them can grow in well-drained soil, partial shade and sunlight, and harsh weather conditions - whether it’s cold or hot. Whichever pink tree you choose, just make sure it fits the space and design needs of your garden.

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By Jimena Bolívar

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My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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