17 Attractive Trees With Pink Flowers

  • By: SFUAA
  • Date: April 21, 2022
  • Time to read: 7 min.

Trees are a vital source of well-being for every living creature and the environment. They serve countless purposes, from providing shade on a hot day to being a source of nutritious fruit for people and animals alike. With their flowers that come in many different colors, trees also add beauty to any landscape.

If you’re looking to add some trees to your yard that will provide you with beautiful pink flowers, some of the best options are the Dogwood tree, Eastern Redbud, Crape Myrtle, and Dwarf Ponciana tree. Mimosa trees have pink flowers but are invasive in some areas, so be careful with them.

This article takes a look at each of these trees and discusses what makes them so visually engaging.

1. Yoshino Cherry

Yoshino Cherry Tree | Photo 188461673 © Mariusz Jurgielewicz | Dreamstime.com

If its accolades at Cherry Blossom Festivals are anything to go by, the Yoshino Cherry is one of the best-loved trees of the flowering tree world. In full bloom, its wide-reaching branching pattern creates an outstanding spread of pink blossoms in a spectacular display that’s impossible to ignore.

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Other flower colors: White
  • Native to: Japan
  • Height: 25-35 feet (7.62-10.67 meters)

Tip: Aside from being an excellent shade tree, the Yoshino Cherry does well as an aesthetic element when planted next to water features such as ponds.

2. Japanese Crabapple

Crabapple Tree | Photo 207151315 © Alfred Hofer | Dreamstime.com

Blooming Japanese crabapple trees top up a lovely pink floral display with a sweet fragrance produced by their flowers. The yellow and red fruits that later emerge are fit for human consumption and can be used to make a tasty jelly.

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Other flower colors: White
  • Native to: Japan
  • Height: 15-25 feet (4.57-7.62 meters)

Tip: When using it as a street tree, be mindful of dropping fruit. Locate it strategically enough that the fruit falls away from pedestrians and cars.

3. Mimosa Tree

Pink Mimosa Tree | Photo 97814927 © Miriamstockphotos | Dreamstime.com

With no relation to the cocktail of the same name, the mimosa tree produces distinctive fluffy flowers that resemble a bundle of pink silky threads.

Also known as the Persian silk tree, its beauty is often overridden by its controversial reputation as an invasive species that deprives native plant life of light, water, and nutrients. Make sure this isn’t invasive in your area before you plant this. (This tree has caused a lot of problems for Florida’s ecosystem, for example.)

  • Flowering season: Spring and summer
  • Native to: The Middle East and Asia
  • Height: 15-25 feet (4.57-7.62 meters)

Tip: Its low branches and spreading nature make it ideal for providing shade alongside terraces or patios.

4. ‘Ace of Hearts’ Eastern Redbud 

Redbud Flowers | Photo 112052908 © E. R. N. Reed | Dreamstime.com

Called the ‘Ace of Hearts’ because of its heart-shaped leaves, this tree’s tiny, delicate pink-purple blossoms are a delightful addition to any garden. As a bonus, the flowers are edible and rich in vitamin C: sprinkled over a salad, they add a dash of color and a hint of sour flavor.

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Other flower colors: Lavender and purple
  • Native to: North America
  • Height: 20-30 feet (6.10-9.14 meters)

Tip: The branches form a drooping habit as the tree grows. If they’re likely to cause obstruction, they’ll need pruning to provide clearance. 

5. Pink Trumpet Tree

Tabebuia Rosea AKA Pink Trumpet Tree | Photo 1801094 © Tom Fawls | Dreamstime.com

Numerous little trumpet-shaped flowers bunch close together to form bushy pink clusters on this tree’s large, round canopy. With its attractive floral display and considerable height, the trumpet tree certainly makes a loud statement when in full bloom.

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Native to: The Caribbean 
  • Height: 40-50 feet (12.19-15.24 meters)

Tip: This tree works well as an ornamental addition to a parking lot, street, or highway.

6. Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood | Photo 12425848 © John Anderson | Dreamstime.com

Though typically a white flowering tree, some dogwoods bloom in lovely pink, forming stunning, wide, blushing canopies. Dogwoods are fast-growing and low-maintenance, requiring little to no pruning once they’re past the shrub stage, making them popular as ornamental garden pieces.

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Other flower colors: White
  • Native to: North America 
  • Height: 20-30 feet (6.10-9.14 meters)

Tip: Dogwood is a versatile tree. It works suitably as a shade alongside a patio, shrub border, or for beautifying a wide street.

7. Saucer Magnolia

Saucer Magnolia | Photo 145588686 © Juergen Schonnop | Dreamstime.com

An excellent choice for a decorative lawn tree, the saucer magnolia gets its name from its abundance of large, pink saucer-shaped blossoms. The flowers open up in bloom to reveal a white interior, creating a lovely contrast of color to this tree’s floral display.

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Native to: East Asia 
  • Height: 20-25 feet (6.19 -7.62 meters)

Tip: Allow this tree to retain its low, drooping branches for even greater aesthetic value.

8. Crape-Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle | Photo 21161307 © Darryl Brooks | Dreamstime.com

A flourishing crape-myrtle is hard to overlook, especially in the summer when not many other trees are in bloom. Its low maintenance requirements and drought-resistant qualities make it a popular choice to add vibrance to a garden landscape.

  • Flowering season: Spring and summer
  • Other flower colors: Lavender, purple, red, and white
  • Native to: East and Southeast Asia 
  • Height: 15-25 feet (4.57-7.62 meters)

Tip: Given its extended flowering period, the crape-myrtle is a great choice for a long-lasting, lively spring and summer glow.

9. ‘Dream Catcher’ Flowering Cherry

Japanese Flowering Cherry | Photo 28991155 © John Anderson | Dreamstime.com

Dainty pink blossoms decorate this tree when it flowers to create an enchanting display that’ll surely catch your eye. Its bright color and upright posture make it stand out confidently on any lawn.

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Other flower colors: White
  • Native to: East Asia 
  • Height: 15-20 feet (4.57-6.10 meters)

Tip: Prune out the more upright branches to encourage a beautiful wide-spreading form on this tree.

10. ‘Thundercloud’ Newport Flowering Plum

Newport Flowering Plum Tree | Photo 180717483 © Aspenphoto | Dreamstime.com

This tree’s contrasting change of color as spring goes into summer is nothing short of exciting: small, fragrant pink flowers give way to deep purple foliage as the season changes. What’s more, the fruits of this plum tree are edible and emerge soon after the flowers appear. 

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Other flower colors: White
  • Native to: Western Asia and parts of Europe 
  • Height: 15-25 feet (4.57-7.62 meters)

Tip: Dropping fruit can be messy. Pick a spot for this tree where fruits can fall safely onto the lawn and not onto a deck or patio.

11. ‘Robin Hill’ Serviceberry

With its tall, upright form, this tree adds a majestic pink flair to any landscape when its flowers appear. Dark purple berries form in the summer: expect frequent visits from birds when its fruit emerges. 

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Native to: Iowa to Maine
  • Height: 13-26 feet (3.96-7.92 meters)

Tip: This tree works well as a hedge or shrub border when planted in groups.

12. English Hawthorn Tree

English Hawthorn Flowers | Photo 116722506 © Andrew Zimmer | Dreamstime.com

The large clusters of small, closely packed, deep pink flowers on the English hawthorn are a sure way to bring cheer into any garden. The thorns that cover this tree’s branches don’t deter the birds attracted to its shiny, bright red fruits in the fall.

  • Flowering season: Spring
  • Other flower colors: Red and white
  • Native to: Europe and North Africa 
  • Height: 15-20 feet (4.57-6.10 meters)

Tip: This tree can be pruned to create a beautiful hedge boundary.

13. Dwarf Poinciana

Dwarf Ponciana | Photo 78634107 © Theerapan Bhumirat | Dreamstime.com

This tree may not reach the height of its namesake, the royal poinciana, but its flower display certainly takes the crown. Known as the Pride of Barbados, this evergreen shrub can be pruned into a small tree, making it perfect for garden landscapes that are limited in space.

  • Flowering season: Throughout the year, culminating in spring and fall
  • Other flower colors: Orange, red and yellow
  • Native to: West Indies
  • Height: 8-12 feet (2.44-3.66 meters)

Tip: Allow space for this tree to develop as it’s a low-branching, wide-spreading tree.

14. Indian Beech Tree

Indian Beech Flowers | Photo 176129579 © Manjunatha S | Dreamstime.com

Bundles of delicate pink flowers blossom on this tree for a considerable part of the year and are known to be highly fragrant. Popular as a shade tree in some regions of Asia, almost all parts of this tree have various medicinal uses.

  • Flowering season: Spring to summer
  • Other flower colors: White
  • Native to: Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Western Pacific Islands
  • Height: 50-80 feet (15.24-24.38 meters)

Tip: The Indian beech tree works well as a shade and street tree. It should be noted that the seeds inside the brown pods that develop after flowering aren’t suitable for human consumption.

15. Pink Evodia

Pink Evodia Tree | Photo 230092086 © Karin De Mamiel | Dreamstime.com

This fast-growing tree has pink flowers in tight clusters that resemble pompoms and are very attractive to birds and butterflies. The flowers of this tree grow directly from the trunk or main stem, a phenomenon that makes the pink evodia special.

  • Flowering season: Summer to autumn
  • Native to: Australia and New Guinea
  • Height: 33-82 feet (10.06-24.99 meters)

Tip: Pink Evodia and the butterflies it attracts combine to create a burst of color and liveliness that’s hard to match. 

16. Pink Oleander

Oleander | Photo 125070475 © Moskwa | Dreamstime.com

An undemanding shrub that can be trained into a small tree, pink Nerium Oleander produces beautiful rose-like flowers that come in pink and a variety of other colors. What’s more, aside from its peak flowering season, the oleander may sometimes bloom all year round.

The plant is quite toxic, so if you have children, you may want to avoid planting it or prune it up where they can’t reach leaves or flowers.

  • Flowering season: Mainly spring and fall
  • Other flower colors: White, yellow, red, and purple
  • Native to: Southern Asia and the Mediterranean
  • Height: 10-18 feet (3.05-5.49 meters) 

Tip: A row of pink Oleander trees makes a particularly excellent screen for extensive gardens.

17. Pompom Tree

When in bloom, small, narrow, star-shaped flowers in numerous tight bunches spread all over this tree’s large, round crown, giving it an iconic pink cloud-like appearance. With its relatively small size and ornamental value, the pompon tree makes a lovely addition to a home garden.

  • Flowering season: Summer
  • Other flower colors: White and lilac
  • Native to: Southern Africa
  • Height: 20-26 feet (6.10-7.92 meters)

Tip: Plant this tree at a driveway entrance or any other visible site to give visitors and passers-by an unforgettable summertime spectacle.

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