6 Beautiful Pink Flowering Trees

Pink flowering trees are great for bringing color to your yard during the spring and summer months.

You can plant one tree as a focal point in your garden or plant a row of trees alongside your driveway.

Here are 6 beautiful trees with pink flowers to plant in your garden. 

Most of these trees also provide a stunning colorful display in fall.

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1. Eastern Redbud  (Cercis canadensis)

Eastern Redbuds are beautiful flowering trees with pink blooms that appear along the branches in spring.

They grow well in full sun or partial shade in warm climates and reach 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 metres) tall.

Redbuds are fairly drought tolerant once established and they’re a low-maintenance tree that will provide year round interest.

pink redbud tree

2. Flowering Cherry Trees

There are many different varieties of flowering cherry trees that provide a stunning display of white or pink flowers in late winter and early spring.

Cherry trees grow best in full sun and they range in size from 9 to 32 feet (3 to 10 metres) tall, so there’s sure to be one that fits your yard.

Flowering cherries usually bloom for several weeks and they’re great for attracting birds to your yard.

pink flowering cherry tree

3. Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

Magnolia trees have beautiful flowers in a range of colors including pink, white, yellow and purple.

They usually grow 16 to 19 feet (5 to 6 metres) tall and will do well in full sun or part shade.

Magnolia trees have shallow roots so they need to be watered often during hot, dry weather.

pink magnolia flowers

4. Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia spp) 

Crape Myrtles are deciduous flowering trees that can tolerate light frosts and hot summer temperatures.

They bloom from summer until fall and the flowers can be pink, purple, mauve, red or white.

The flowers have a ruffled appearance, a bit like crape paper, which is how they get their name.

Crape Myrtles also provide beautiful color to the garden in fall with the leaves turning yellow, orange and red before falling off.

pink crape myrtle tree

5. Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Dogwoods are pretty deciduous flowering trees that thrive in areas with cool winters and warm summer temperatures.

They bloom in early spring and the flowers can be pink, white or red. In fall the leaves turn red before falling off.

Dogwoods grow best in full sun or partial shade and they usually reach about 16 feet (5 metres) tall. [1]

pink dogwood tree

6. Crabapple (Malus)

The last pink flowering tree on this list is the crabapple tree.

The beautiful flowers of the crabapple can be pink, red or white in single, double or semi-double forms.

Some varieties are highly fragrant while others have very little fragrance.

In fall the trees produce tiny fruits that are about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter.

Crabapples have a sour taste so they’re not ideal for eating raw, but you can make a nice jelly or jam from them.

Crabapple trees grow best in full sun and they’re fairly drought resistant once they become established.

It’s a good idea to apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture.

pink crabapple flowers

Tips for growing pink flowering trees

  • Ensure that you have enough space in your yard for the tree to grow and spread out.
  • Dig some organic matter into the soil before planting and water the young tree regularly until it becomes established.
  • Remove any dead or diseased branches as soon as you notice them.
  • Fertilize the trees in early spring to encourage large, long lasting flowers.

So there are six beautiful pink flowering trees that are ideal for bringing color to your yard.

Planting one or more of these trees in your garden is a great way to brighten up your yard without the need for much ongoing maintenance.


Which of these trees with pink flowers do you like best? Let me know in the comments below.

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Kelly Martin

Hi, I'm Kelly Martin. I'm passionate about gardening and horticulture and I love growing just about everything including herbs, vegetables, flowers, succulents and indoor plants. I've been gardening most of my life and I created this blog to inspire beginner gardeners to create their own urban garden. Read more

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  1. I’ve seen a few of these trees with pink flowers in my neighbourhood but I didn’t know what they were called. I’d love to get a magnolia or a pink cherry tree for my front yard.

    1. Hi Alley, I really like Magnolia trees too. I love the pink carpet that forms underneath the tree as the blooms fall off. Cherry trees are also a good choice.

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