There are so many beautiful trees with pink flowers! In order to make it somewhat more easy to pick the right tree for you, we have put together a list of our favorite pink flowering trees. These trees range in height and shape yet they all provide an incredible value to wildlife, especially those that also produce fruit. If you are interested in seeing these trees, in a video, scroll to the bottom.
8 Pink Flowering Trees for Your Home
1. American Redbud Tree
The redbud tree is native to eastern United States and adds a lot of beauty through its bright pink blossoms. You can plant these trees as shrub borders, in woodland areas, or as specimen trees! In fact, these trees are known for their beautiful graceful crowns.
- Growing Zones: 4-8
- Height/Spread: 20-30′ height with a 15-35′ spread at maturity
2. Magenta Crabapple Tree
There are many different varieties of flowering crabapples yet all have a magnificent spring bloom and also bursts of color from their small red fruits in the fall. That being said,the newer variety the Magenta crabapple especially dazzles with its rich pink color in the spring. This is what makes them a great choice throughout the year. Not only will your landscape be a beautiful pink, but songbirds will also happily come to eat the delicious fruit and sing for you. Another benefit of these trees is that once they are established, they don’t require a lot of maintenance.
- Growing Zones: 4-8
- Height/Spread: 15–25′ height with a spread of around 35′ at maturity
3. Weeping Cherry Tree
A favorite for year round interest, weeping cherry trees provide not only cascading pink colors in the spring, but also a beautiful form and radiant yellow colors in the fall. While there are many varieties of weeping cherry trees which range from 8-40′ tall, the weeping higan is one of the most commonly grown and grows to 25′ tall. If that’s too large for your backyard, try a smaller variety such as Cheal’s weeping cherry.
- Growing Zones: 5-8
- Height/Spread: 15-25′ height and spread at maturity
4. Magnolia Tree
The radiant magnolia tree is native to the United States (ranging from the east coast to the south). Some of the pink flowering magnolias include the Saucer Magnolia and the Jane Magnolia. Jane Magnolia is more manageable for a backyard garden since it only grows up to 15′ tall. It also has incredibly large flowers reaching 8″ long. The Saucer Magnolia also has large blooms and grows up to 25′ tall. Since these trees prefer moist, wet soils, they are perfect for planting in swampy areas. Easy to grow, their red fruits provide sustenance for many animals, including songbirds.
- Growing Zones: 4-9
- Height/Spread: 15-25′ in height and 15-25′ spread at maturity
5. Pink Flowering Dogwood Tree
The state tree for Missouri and Virginia, the pink flowering dogwood provides an ethereal beauty to any landscape with its pink blossoms. It can also flower in white and red! Additionally it doesn’t grow too large (it stays around 15-25 feet) so it won’t disturb utility lines and doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. Moreover, this tree is native to North America and Native Americans made medicinal teas with the bark.
- Growing Zones: 5-9.
- Height/Spread: 15-25′ in height and spread at maturity
6. Mimosa Tree
The Mimosa tree, which also goes by the names Chinese silk, persian silk, and Albizia julibrissin, is not only fast-growing and drought tolerant but also bears a very unique flower. In fact, the flower’s shapes is reminiscent of fine silk strands which pop put in contrast to their fruit and green palm like leaves. These trees are native to southwestern and eastern Asia. They will attract insects and birds alike because of the beautiful flowers
- Growing Zones: 6-11
- Height/Spread: 20-50′ height and 20-50′ spread at maturity
7. Crape Myrtle Tree
These beautiful trees which come from China and Korea, are very beautiful and also very resilient. Not only are they very heat tolerant, but they are also drought-tolerant when they mature. It’s no wonder they are a favorite in the south! You may see different name variations such as crepe myrtle (common in the south) or crepemyrtle, so don’t get confused! Its latin name is Lagerstroemia. Lastly, this tree can reach a variety of sizes depending on whether you have a dwarf, semi-dwarf, or standard tree.
- Growing Zones: 6-10
- Height/Spread: 10-30′ height 6-15′ spread at maturity
8. Flowering Almond Tree
While there are different types of almond trees, the flowering almond, or Prunus triloba ‘Multiplex’, bears beautiful pink flowers in the spring. Additionally, flowering almonds are more cold hardy than flowering cherry trees. Their dense growing habit make them a great home for wildlife and also a great choice for providing privacy through a shrub border.
- Growing Zones: 3-7
- Height/Spread: 8-20′ height and 15′ spread at maturity
Growing pink flowering trees can give you privacy, beautiful blooms and summer and fall foliage. If you would like to discover other flowering trees and shade trees, explore our tree catalog or shop page.
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