Red flowering trees are ideal for bringing some color to your garden during the spring and summer months.
They’re also great for attracting hummingbirds, bees and other beneficial insects to your garden.
Here are 10 stunning trees with red flowers to plant in your yard.
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10 TREES WITH RED FLOWERS
1. Dogwood (Cornus florida)
Dogwoods are deciduous flowering trees that grow best in areas with cool winter temperatures and warm summers.
In spring they produce beautiful flowers that can be red, pink or white and in fall the leaves turn a beautiful bright red color before they fall off.
Dogwoods can grow up to 16 feet (5 metres) tall and they do well in full sun or part shade.
2. Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia spp)
Crape Myrtles are deciduous flowering trees that bloom from summer until fall.
As well as red, the flowers can be pink, purple or white.
During fall the leaves turn yellow, orange and then red before falling off.
Crape Myrtle trees can tolerate a range of conditions including light frosts and hot summer temperatures.
3. Royal Poinciana tree (Delonix regia)
Royal Poincianas are stunning evergreen trees that produce bright orange/ red flowers in the spring and summer.
They grow best in a spot that receives full sun and they’re not frost tolerant.
Royal Poincianas can grow up to 40 feet (12 metres) tall and spread out 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 metres) wide so they’re best suited to large gardens.
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4. Bottlebrush (Callistemon spp.)
Bottlebrush is a beautiful Australian native plant that can be grown as a shrub or small tree.
The red brush-like flowers bloom from summer to fall and they provide valuable nectar for bees and birds.
Bottlebrush is a low maintenance plant that is reasonably drought tolerant and grows well in full sun or partial shade.
5. Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus is another Australian native tree with fragrant leaves and beautiful red flowers.
They grow best in warm climates in a spot with full sun throughout the day.
There are over 500 varieties of Eucalyptus trees including some small varieties that are ideal for backyard gardens. 
6. Crabapple Tree (Malus sylvestris)
Crabapples produce beautiful flowers that can be red, pink or white and the flowers come in single, double and semi-double forms.
Some of the flowers are strongly scented while others have very little fragrance.
The trees produce small fruits that are about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter and you can harvest them in fall and use them to make jellies and jams.
Crabapple trees grow best in a spot with full sun and they’re beautiful low maintenance trees to have in the garden.
7. Red Silk Cotton Tree (Bombax ceiba)
Cotton trees, also known as kapok trees, are large red flowering trees that can grow 65 to 82 feet (20 to 25 metres) tall.
They grow best in tropical climates and need a full sun position.
Red Silk Cotton Trees are deciduous and bloom on bare branches beginning in late winter or early spring.
8. Pomegranate tree (Punica granatum)
Pomegranates are attractive small fruit trees that produce beautiful red flowers in spring.
It usually takes 5 to 6 years for the trees to produce fruit so you’ll need a bit of patience to harvest your first pomegranates.
Pomegranate trees grow best in warm climates and can tolerate full sun or partial shade.
9. Japanese Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles japonica)
Japanese flowering quinces are beautiful small trees that grow 10 feet (3 metres) tall.
They bloom in spring and the flowers can be red, orange, pink or white.
Japanese flowering quince trees also produce small edible fruits, but they’re very tart tasting so they’re best used for cooking.
10. Waratah (Telopea spp.)
Waratahs produce stunning large red flowers that attract bees and nectar feeding birds.
They grow best in a spot that receives morning sun but is shaded from the hot afternoon sun.
Waratahs do well in sandy soil and can reach 13 feet (4 metres) tall.
Caring for red flowering trees
Choose a spot in your garden where there’s plenty of room for the tree to grow and spread out.
Dig some aged compost or manure into the soil before planting and regularly water the young tree until it becomes established.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help it retain moisture.
Prune annually and remove any dead or diseased branches to keep the tree healthy.
Apply fertilizer in early spring to encourage the trees to produce large, long lasting flowers.
So there are ten beautiful trees with red flowers that are sure to stand out in the garden.
Planting a few of these trees in your garden is a great way to bring color to your yard while also attracting birds, bees and other pollinators.
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