Trees With Pink Flowers (10 Trees That Bloom In Pink)


Trees provide shade and add an interesting landscape feature to your yard.  Some trees bloom with beautiful pink flowers during the year.

So, what are some trees with pink flowers?  Trees with pink flowers include: Autograph Tree, Desert Willow, Eastern Redbud, Empress Tree, Flowering Dogwood, Japanese Flowering Cherry, Malay Apple, Mexican Buckeye, Pink Trumpet Tree, and Silk Floss Tree.  Some of these trees have attractive foliage and can grow quite tall, while others remain compact for a patio.

Of course, some of these trees prefer full sun, while others tolerate partial or full shade.

In this article, we’ll talk about 10 trees with pink flowers.  We’ll also take a look at what they need for light, water, and other important growth factors.

Let’s get going.

10 Trees With Pink Flowers

There are plenty of trees with pink flowers, but here are 10 to start with:

  • Autograph Tree
  • Desert Willow
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Empress Tree
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Japanese Flowering Cherry
  • Malay Apple
  • Mexican Buckeye
  • Pink Trumpet Tree
  • Silk Floss Tree

Let’s begin with the Autograph Tree.

Autograph Tree

Autograph Tree (Clusia rosea) is an evergreen tree that produces showy 2 to 3 inch pink and white flowers in late spring or summer.

Autograph Tree
Autograph Tree is an evergreen that produces pink and white flowers.
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Autograph Tree needs moderate to dry moisture levels, and it can be used in xeriscaping.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Autograph Tree needs full sun.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.5 to 7.0).

Autograph Tree cannot tolerate cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or –1 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 15 to 60 feet, with a width of 8 to 15 feet.

You can propagate Autograph Tree by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Autograph Tree from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Autograph Tree from Plantvine.

Desert Willow

Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) is a deciduous tree that produces showy and fragrant pink, purple, or white flowers, possibly throughout the year.

Desert Willow
Desert Willow is a deciduous tree with showy and fragrant pink, purple, or white flowers.

Desert Willow needs moderate to dry moisture levels, and it can be used in xeriscaping.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Desert Willow needs full sun.  It prefers neutral to moderately alkaline soil (pH of 6.6 to 8.4).

Desert Willow can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 7b (as cold as 5 degrees Fahrenheit or –15 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 10 to 30 feet.

You can propagate Desert Willow by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Desert Willow from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Desert Willow from Moon Valley Nurseries.

Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a deciduous tree that produces tiny (less than 1 inch) showy pink flowers in late winter or early spring.

Eastern Redbud
Eastern Redbud is a deciduous tree with tiny pink flowers.

Eastern Redbud needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Eastern Redbud prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Eastern Redbud can tolerate severe cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 4a (as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit or –34 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 20 to 30 feet, with a width of 20 to 25 feet.

You can propagate Eastern Redbud by seeds.

You can learn more about Eastern Redbud from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Eastern Redbud from Nature Hills.

Empress Tree

Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa) is a deciduous tree that produces 2 to 3 inch pink or lavender flowers in spring.

Empress Tree
Empress Tree is a deciduous tree with pink or lavender flowers.

Empress Tree needs moderate to wet moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Empress Tree prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers acidic to neutral soil (pH of 5.6 to 7.3).

Empress Tree can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 5b (as cold as -15 degrees Fahrenheit or –26 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 30 to 40 feet or taller.

You can propagate Empress Tree by seeds.

You can learn more about Empress Tree from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Empress Tree from Burnt Ridge Nursery.

Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) is a deciduous tree that produces small (1 to 2 inch) inch pink or white flowers in spring.

Flowering Dogwood
Flowering Dogwood is a deciduous tree that produces small pink or white flowers.

Flowering Dogwood needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Flowering Dogwood prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers acidic soil (pH of 5.6 to 6.5).

Flowering Dogwood can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 5a (as cold as -20 degrees Fahrenheit or –29 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 20 to 35 feet, with a width of 25 to 35 feet.

You can propagate Flowering Dogwood by stem cuttings, tip cuttings, cane cuttings, or seeds.

You can learn more about Flowering Dogwood from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Flowering Dogwood from Wilson Bros Gardens.

Japanese Flowering Cherry

Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata) is a deciduous tree that produces showy 2 to 3 inch pink flowers.

Japanese Flowering Cherry
Japanese Flowering Cherry is a deciduous tree that produces showy pink flowers.

Japanese Flowering Cherry needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Japanese Flowering Cherry prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Japanese Flowering Cherry can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 5b (as cold as -15 degrees Fahrenheit or -26 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 15 to 35 feet, with a width of 15 to 35 feet.

You can propagate Japanese Flowering Cherry by grafting, layering, or softwood cuttings.

You can learn more about Japanese Flowering Cherry from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Japanese Flowering Cherry from Nature Hills.

Malay Apple

Malay Apple (Syzygium malaccense) is an evergreen tree that produces tiny (less than 1 inch) inch pink, purple, or red flowers.

Malay Apple
Malay Apple is an evergreen tree that produces brilliant pink, purple, or red flowers.

Malay Apple needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Malay Apple prefers full sun.  It prefers acidic soil.

Malay Apple cannot tolerate cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 11 (as cold as 40 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 40 to 60 feet.

You can propagate Malay Apple by layering or seeds.

You can learn more about Malay Apple from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Malay Apple from Sow Exotic.

Mexican Buckeye

Mexican Buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa) is a deciduous tree that produces showy and fragrant pink flowers in late winter or spring.

Mexican Buckeye
Mexican Buckeye is a deciduous tree with showy and fragrant pink flowers.
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Mexican Buckeye needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Mexican Buckeye prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers neutral to alkaline soil.

Mexican Buckeye can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 7a (as cold as 0 degrees Fahrenheit or -18 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 10 to 15 feet.

You can propagate Mexican Buckeye by tip cuttings or seeds.

You can learn more about Mexican Buckeye from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Mexican Buckeye from Dancing Oaks.

Pink Trumpet Tree

Pink Trumpet Tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus) is a deciduous tree that produces small (1 to 2 inch) showy pink flowers in late winter or spring.

Pink Trumpet Tree
Pink Trumpet Tree is a deciduous tree with small pink flowers.

Pink Trumpet Tree needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Pink Trumpet Tree needs full sun.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

Pink Trumpet Tree cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 20 to 30 feet, with a width of 15 to 25 feet.

You can propagate Pink Trumpet Tree by layering, stem cuttings, or seeds.

You can learn more about Pink Trumpet Tree from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Pink Trumpet Tree from Plantvine.

Silk Floss Tree

Silk Floss Tree (Ceiba speciosa) is a deciduous tree that produces showy pink flowers in late fall or early winter.

Silk Floss Tree
Silk Floss tree is a deciduous tree with showy pink flowers.

Silk Floss Tree needs moderate moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Silk Floss Tree needs full sun.  It can tolerate a range of soil pH levels.

Silk Floss Tree cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 35 to 45 feet, with a width of 35 to 45 feet.

You can propagate Silk Floss Tree by seeds.

You can learn more about Silk Floss Tree from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Silk Floss Tree from Almost Eden Plants.

Conclusion

Now you know about 10 trees with pink flowers and how to take care of them.  They might provide inspiration to help you to improve your landscape and provide more shade in your yard.

If you have a shaded yard, you should check out my article on flowering trees for shade.

You might enjoy my article on trees with yellow flowers as well. You might also want to read my article on trees with purple flowers.

If you live in a colder climate, you might want to read my article on flowering trees for Zone 6.

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~Jonathon

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