When we think of trees with pink flowers, we picture the start of Spring. Cherry blossom and magnolia trees are vast and famous, with beautiful pink blooms that captivate your attention.
But these aren’t the only trees with pink flowers. Multiple species grow well in gardeners, including dogwood, redbud, and almond varieties.
Pink flowers add a delicate composition to your garden whilst helping to attract pollinators and other wildlife. If you want to add a pink flowering tree to your garden, make sure to take a look at this list below that covers some of the most beautiful and unique pink trees.
4 Beautiful Trees with Pink Flowers
Dwarf Flowering Almond Tree
Although requiring a bit of care due to being susceptible to disease and pests, the extra effort is worth it. Dwarf flowering almond trees offers double flowers in a light pink blooming in early spring.
This tree is ideal for smaller gardens as it grows no taller than 5 feet and no wider than 4 feet.
For a good start, it is best to plant dwarf almond trees in moist soil with excellent drainage and in an area that gains access to full sunlight.
The first two years are the trickiest to establish a dwarf almond plant. They need extra care when being handled as their branches are weak and can snap. Although they do not require extra feed, good quality compost around the base can help encourage new growth each season.
Finally, regular pruning is a must. This will help check for any disease or insect challenges and enable you time to contain them before they impact the whole plant.
Dwarf-flowering almond trees tend to bloom between March and April and provide essential food early in the season for pollinators.
However, one thing to note is that although beautiful, there may be better choices than this tree if you have a pet. The leaves and seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides, which are poisonous to animals and people.
Unlike the name suggests, most redbud varieties come in a shade of pink. Redbud trees are quite splendid with trees growing up to 30 feet tall and just as wide.
Like many spring-flowering trees, sadly redbuds are not in bloom for long, lasting between 2-3 weeks. But their beauty makes up for the short bloom.
On each branch, smaller stems are branching out and interlock another, with delicate tiny flowers at the end. The sheer volume of flowers is what makes this tree so splendid.
If choosing a redbud tree for your garden, ensure to have an area with lots of space both in height and width. Redbuds grow best in an area that has partial shade and offers good drainage.
Redbud tree roots spread vastly, so make sure to leave enough space around your tree so it does not interfere with or compete with other plants for nutrients and space.
This type of pink flowering tree is relatively easy to care for, only requiring pruning in the fall to remove dead branches and check for disease. In the winter, it will need 3 inches of mulch placed around, but not touching, the trunk of the tree.
Pink Dogwood Tree
Another tree with pink flowers; pink dogwood trees are magnificent to see when in bloom. Though their bloom only lasts between 2-4 weeks, their delicate flowers grasp your attention as they spread tall and wide across the branches of the tree.
Each flower has 4 rounded petals which are a pastel pink fading into white towards the centre. Although they only last for a short 4 weeks, during other seasons, pink dogwood trees offer additional colours to the landscape. With purple foliage during the fall and red berries offering food to local wildlife.
Each tree can grow up to 30 feet tall and 15-30 feet wide. They are best planted in an area with full or at least partial sunlight and require soil with good drainage.
If choosing to plant your tree in an area with full sunlight, make sure to take the necessary precautions to protect it from sun damage. Regular watering minimizes the risk of your dogwood tree becoming too dry. An extra layer of mulch around the base of your tree will also help protect the roots and trunk from sun damage.
Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Last but not least, this pink flowering tree is an absolute showstopper with a much longer blooming season compared to the other trees listed above.
Hong Kong Orchid trees have bold flowers that resemble the shape of an orchid but aren’t true orchids themselves. The flowers can be purple or bright pink with slender, open petals that curl back slightly and long stamen that provide essential food for pollinators at the end of the season.
Unlike most flowering trees, Hong Kong Orchid trees bloom between November and March, making them even more spectacular in the winter landscape.
Each tree can reach a height of 40 feet and require a large space not only for its wide-reaching branches but also for its roots.
Hong Kong Orchid trees aren’t too particular when it comes to planting. They can survive in full or partial sunlight. What is most important is being planted in soil with excellent drainage.
They are relatively easy trees to maintain and take care of, just requiring pruning and checking for pests. As they can grow both wide and tall, regular pruning is recommended whilst the Hong Kong Orchid tree is young to encourage healthy, new growth and provide structure to its shape.
Finally, Hong Kong Orchid trees are susceptible to caterpillars and mites. Regular pruning will help keep you up to date on whether your tree has a pest problem and needs extra support.
Though there are many varieties of trees with pink flowers, these four trees are bound to create a showstopping display during their bloom. Each tree provides exceptionally beautiful flowers during its blooming period, but also offers a clean structure and alternative colours with its leaves or berries.
If you are looking for a pink flowering tree, consider planting one of our selection of showstoppers from this list.
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