As the sun rises higher in the sky and the weather warms, nature celebrates the new growing season with a profusion of color. These vibrant blooms seem to awaken the senses by emitting the sensation of inviting temperatures, with the scent of lilac and honeysuckle and striking beauty throughout garden spaces.
Be sure to read all the way to the end. Where you’ll find yourself well-versed in 15 exceptional varieties of trees with pink flowers. Each one flourishes in a different hardiness zone, with different maturity sizes and care requirements. Get ready to be inspired!
- Trees with Pink Flowers
- Trees with Pink Blossom in Spring
- Trees with Fragrant Pink Flowers
- Roundup Pink Flowering Trees
Trees with Pink Flowers
These first five trees bloom in various shades of pink that provide warmth and shade at the same time. From panicles of strawberry-dipped florets, that emerge from vibrant green foliage, like billowing clouds, to individual buds that sprout along arching branches as they extend out with grace and elegance.
This grand, floral show begins in spring. Some bloom even before their coordinating foliage.
Some trees have blooms that remain exclusive to the season, while others continue budding right through to autumn. These also come in different maturity sizes, making it easy to find the best ones for your garden.
Pink Knock Out Rose Tree
(Rosa ‘Radcon’ Tree)
Named for its dazzling appearance, the Knock Out rose remains a compact 4-5’ tall and 3-4’ wide and is quickly grown in borders, pots, or containers.
In zones 5-9, these prolific bloomers thrive in partial sun and well-draining soil with a 5.5 – 6.5 pH.
The Knock Out rose variety is covered in bright pink, lightly scented flowers, and delicate, dark green foliage, from late spring to early fall. Low maintenance and disease resistance (compared to other rose cultivars) will add ease of care and beauty to your garden.
Water weekly to maintain consistently moist soil, without saturating. Feed monthly with a slow-release, organic rose fertilizer. Pruning can be done in early spring before new growth appears.
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea Tree
(Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’ PP20670)
This delicious-sounding hydrangea can reach 8-10’ tall, with a 4-5’ spread. It is reaching maturity in its second or third year. Cold-hardy, these will thrive in zones 4-9, in a wind-protected location with full to partial sun, acidic soil, and sufficient drainage.
The sumptuous blooms of the Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea emerge a creamy, white color in mid-summer, then develop a pink hue and a rich burgundy by early fall. With delicate clusters of bright green foliage as the perfect backdrop to these delightful blooms right through to winter.
Water weekly for healthy growth and sufficient circulation of nutrients and moisture. Feed Vanilla Strawberries every spring before new growth emerges with a slow-release and balanced fertilizer for Hydrangeas. Then, prune back by 1/3rd to encourage new, healthy growth.
Pink Velour Crape Myrtle
(Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit III’)
This luxurious myrtle variety blooms the color of opulent fabrics, popular in the days of yore. In zones 7-10, this has a relatively compact, mature footprint of 12’ x 12’. Growing at a rate of 1-2’ per year, this prefers full sun and can tolerate most well-draining soil types.
The velour crepe myrtle will bring plenty of bling with frothy panicles of dark pink florets. Leathery foliage sprouts a dark wine color then rotates to green in summer and burnt orange in the fall.
Crepe myrtles prefer a short stretch of dry soil and only require watering (aside from rainfall) during dry weather. Fertilize in early spring with a slow-releasing high-nitrogen fertilizer. Early spring pruning will encourage new shoots.
Pink Trumpet Tree
Pink Trumpet Tree saplings grow at a moderate rate of 1-2’ per year. Reaching a lofty 20’-40’, in maturity. In zones 9 to 11, tabebuias are tolerant of many soil types. Yet, prefer full sun and nutrient-rich soil that’s well-draining.
The Pink Trumpet Tree puts on a lush display of delicate pink blooms that grow in clusters with a floral pom-pom appearance. This soft shade of pink provides the perfect complement to cinnamon-colored bark, evergreen leaves, and long, slender seed pods that appear in fall.
With remarkable drought tolerance once established, saplings will need twice-weekly watering to encourage root establishment. Fertilizing is only necessary if slow growth is observed, especially those grown in pots. Pruning is only required to maintain the desired shape.
This pink dwarf hibiscus variety tops out at 6-8’, in maturity. At a rate of 2’ per year, in zones 10-12. An easy choice for patios and front porches. These perform best in full sun and fertile, rich, well-draining soil with a 6.5 and 7.0 pH.
The pink hibiscus flower is the bloom that seems to keep on blooming. 3-4” flowers with fountain-like centers contrast beautifully against dark evergreen leaves and a sturdy, stout trunk. If allowed to grow larger, flowers can reach an astounding 10” across!
Tropical hibiscus plants prefer consistent watering with a few days of dryness, in between. Fertilize with an NPK rich in nitrogen and potassium for prolonged blooming and vibrant foliage. Pruning should be done in early spring to promote new growth.
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Trees with Pink Blossom in Spring
So far, we’ve seen some brilliant examples of pink flowering trees. As you can see, there are lots to choose from, in terms of maturity size, hardiness zones, and care levels.
Another difference between these landscape charmers is when and how long they bloom. The following five examples herald the coming of longer days and outdoor entertaining. With spring blooms that brighten up garden spaces, long darkened by winter.
Once the sun is high in the sky, the photosynthesized energy of these trees is refocused toward the production of lush foliage and, in some cases, fruit.
Pink Weeping Cherry Tree
(Prunus subhirtella var. pendula)
In maturity, this stunning weeping cherry variety can reach 30 feet, with an equal spread, at a growth rate of 1-2’ per year. In zones 4-9, weeping cherries prefer full/partial sun and loose, well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0.
Pink weeping cherries explode with clusters of cascading pink blooms even before their dark green, deciduous leaves. This provides heavenly summer shade after blooming has ended and finishes the season with golden autumn hues.
Water weeping cherries when the top 2 inches of soil is dry. These typically don’t require fertilizer for the first two years. Once established, apply a fruiting tree NPK in spring. Pruning is only needed to remove damaged branches.
In zones 4-9, this gorgeous dogwood reaches heights around 25ft with an equal spread, at 1-2’ per year. It performs at optimal flowering capacity in the morning sun and afternoon shade. As well as in moist yet well-draining soil with a 5.5-6.0 pH.
Pink Dogwoods produce bracts full of large, pink, and white flowers that continue through late May—creating a dynamic color palette against foliage that emerges a dark purple hue. Evolving to deep green then dark red into autumn.
The shallow root systems of Dogwood trees mean they can quickly dry out without regular rainfall, in times of drought, water weekly. A springtime feed with a fertilizer for Dogwood is sufficient for their needs and they only need pruning every three or four years to maintain the desired shape.
Pink Pom Poms’ Redbud Tree
(Cercis canadensis ‘Pink Pom Poms’ PP27630)
As the newest redbud variety on the block, this magnificent bloomer reaches a mature 20’ by 15’, in ten years. For perfectly formed flowers and healthy growth, these prefer full/partial sun and well-draining soil with a 6.6-7.8 pH, in zones 5-8.
This new Redbud presents unique blooms with four times the petals, per flower, compared to any other redbud variety. In spring, pom-pom blossoms hang in clusters all along upward arching branches for an absolutely stunning effect.
Water Pom Poms twice weekly, after planting. Once established, these will easily thrive on rainfall, alone. In early spring, apply a phosphorus fertilizer around the tree’s root zone. Prune just after blooming to improve air circulation.
Pink Snow Showers Weeping Cherry Tree
(Prunus x ‘Pink Snow Showers’)
This second weeping cherry option grows to roughly 25’ by 20’, at a rate of 1-2’ per year. Yet, presents a much different aesthetic than the first. Preferring full/partial sun and well-drained, loamy soil with a 6.0 to 7.0 pH.
Arching branches cascade downward, releasing thousands of soft pink, bell-shaped blooms, in spring. Glossy-green, summer leaves follow that develop a golden yellow hue in fall. Bronze, textured bark provides visual interest throughout winter.
Water the base of these weepers well, in the cool morning hours, when needed. Applying a slow-release fertilizer in early spring, before new growth emerges, will strongly encourage healthy growth. Pruning needs are minimal, and only necessary for removing damaged branches.
Royalty Crabapple Tree
(Malus x ‘Royalty’)
At a rate of 2’ per year, this Japanese flowering crabapple grows to a mature size of between 12×18’ to 25×30’, depending on pruning practices, in zones 4-8. While cold and hardy, this colorful Crabapple still prefers full sun and moderately fertile, well-drained soil with a 6.0-8.0 pH.
A rounded crown of sturdy branches supports an abundance of the darkest spring-pink flowers of any crabapple variety. Providing a subtle contrast against rich burgundy, summer foliage gives way to tart, juicy fruit in autumn.
Keep crabapple saplings well-watered. Once established, bi-weekly watering will offset dry weather. A fruiting tree NPK can be applied in early spring. Removing winter damage or crowded branches can also be done at this time.
Trees with Fragrant Pink Flowers
I’ll bet you can imagine a couple of these in your garden, by now. Can you see them framing your entryway and greeting your guests with a dazzling welcome? One of the larger specimens would definitely be an eye-catching conversation piece. While simultaneously increasing the curb appeal of your home and property.
As if these weren’t enough, we’re now going to crank up the wow factor even further, with some pink flowering trees that have the added bonus of a calming, meditative fragrance. While still coming in different sizes, care requirements, and bloom times to fit any garden style.
(Magnolia x ‘Ann’)
The Ann Magnolia offers color, fragrance, and substantial presence without the need for an oversized growing environment. In zones 4-8, this variety remains compact at 10’ x 10’, at maturity, increasing by 1-2’ per year. It will thrive in full/partial sun and moist, fertile, well-draining soil with a 5.5-6.5 pH.
The Ann Magnolia produces bright pink, tulip-shaped blooms that are 7-9” across. Each emits that famous magnolia scent, starting in mid-spring. Lush green foliage envelopes its sturdy branches, making room for a bonus second bloom time, in August.
Water new plantings frequently. Once established, supplemental watering will only be needed during periods of drought. Prune Ann Magnolias immediately after blooming, if needed. Apply a magnolia fertilizer in early spring.
Corinthian Rose Double Flowering Peach Tree
(Prunus persica ‘Corinthian Rose’)
Maturing to a size of 25’ by 15’, at a rate of an impressive 4’ per year, the Corinthian Peach offers stunning color and fragrance in cooler zones 5-8. And will generate abundant blooms and foliage when planted in full sun and well-draining soil with a 6.0-7.0 pH.
Corinthian flowering peaches are ornamentals with delicate, double-petaled flowers along upward-arching branches. Followed by equally luxurious foliage that emerges in rich plum and then matures to deep green and, finally, a beautiful autumn gold.
Weekly watering will provide adequate hydration without overdoing it. A 12 12 12 fertilizer, in early spring, will allow for easy nutrition access. Pruning of winter-damaged branches can be done prior to new spring growth.
Perfume Breeze Rose Tree
Longing for a trailing wisteria but don’t have the wall space? The Perfume Breeze Rose is a compact climber bred for zones 5-9. Growing to just 6-8’, in only a few growing seasons, these fragrant bloomers perform best in full/partial sun and nutrient-rich soil with a 6.0-6.5 pH.
Besides amazing fragrance, climbing rose trees (vs bushes) is rare. Vine-like canes can be trained over trellises and fences, for privacy. All while adding intensely colored bundles of double-petalled, pale pink blooms that fill gently arched branches.
Water these around the roots (vs overhead, to avoid leaf rust) once or twice weekly, depending on ambient temperatures. Fertilize with an organic rose NPK and hard prune in early spring, just after the last predicted frost.
Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree
Speaking of rare, this unique-looking mimosa tree matures to 20’ tall by 15’ wide with a weeping umbrella canopy. Considered the fastest-growing tree in the world, it grows over an inch per day, in zones 7-10—especially when planted in full sun and moist, well-draining soil.
This fast-growing tree has a wide, umbrella-shaped form with beautiful bronze-green, fern-like foliage that emerges in late spring. As the season progresses, foliage matures to a rich chocolate-burgundy color and is highlighted with clusters of pink fan-like blooms with bright yellow centers.
Water mimosa trees sparingly and only during excessively dry weather. Fertilize with an organic, slow-release tree fertilizer in early spring. Only minor pruning may be needed in the fall.
Brandywine Crabapple Tree
This final pink blooming specimen is a fragrant and full-bodied crabapple that grows to 20’ tall and wide. An explosion of color results in full sun and fertile, well-draining soil with a 5.5-7.5 pH, in cooler zones 4-8.
The ornamental Brandywine distinguishes itself by its profusion of bright pink, rose-like flowers that bloom from mid-spring on. Most crabapple flowers look more like daisies. Multi-colored leaves reflect their maturity, from purple to deep green, at different times.
Saturate the soil around new plantings, once a week. Once established, only water is needed during long periods of drought. Fertilize with a 10-10-10 NPK in early spring, if required. In late winter, prune away dead or diseased branches after the last predicted frost.
Roundup Pink Flowering Trees
There you have it! 15 different examples of how you can add pink flowering trees to your garden. Limited on space? The Pink Knock Out® or Perfume Breeze™ Roses can easily be grown in pots. As can the Pink Tropical Hibiscus and Vanilla Strawberry™ Hydrangea.
For moderately sized spaces, the Pink Velour Crape Myrtle or Brandywine Crabapple will add soft, lovely color and fragrance. For larger expenses, why not plant a Pink Weeping Cherry Tree or even a Summer Chocolate Mimosa Tree?
Combine a few together or use one as an eye-catching feature. The sky’s the limit!