11 Beautiful Pink Flowering Trees

Today Let us see about pink flowering trees, Trees are one of the most essentials for living and beautifying our Earth. Not only does it have many benefits like providing oxygen and habitat to many of the living things, but their sole presence can also bring about positive vibes all around the surrounding. Their beauty adds calmness to us and the environment as well. Trees standing with all their majesty give a sense of assurance to us and represent life. With their variety, trees are standing as pillars on the ground, supporting our lives. Because of their characteristics, many quotes are said on them, and they are personified as well.

“Be like a tree. Stay grounded, keep growing, and know when to let go.”

Pink Flowering trees

A tree with seeds and ovules is called a flowering tree. There are many flowering trees out there. The real thing is to determine them. Due to their belonging to the same species, it is sometimes hard to identify them. But this identification can be made easy by observing their barks, leaves, and stems.

Spring comes, and you can witness the outburst of flowers and leaves on trees, symbolizing hope and life.With different colors, many flowering trees stand tall and let humankind admire them.

The most charming and enchanting pink gives its kind of glow to flowering trees in all the colors.

Here, let me tell you about the eleven most beautiful and wonderful pink flowering trees in this article.

Eastern redbud

Pink Flowering Trees

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Fabaceae

These are found in North America, New Jersey, California, and Central Mexico. Their bark is dark with rigid scales, and sometimes they have maroon patches. Leaves are heart-shaped and straightforward with an entire margin, long and papery.

Flowers of Eastern redbud are light to dark magenta pink, long, and appear in the form of clusters. Their period of blooming is from spring to summer. They are primarily grown in parks and gardens.

Eastern redbud is not only beautiful but also functional. Their flowers can be eaten fresh, or you can fry them. As well, analysis has shown that its flower extract contains anthocyanins.

The Eastern redbud, giving a vibrant look, is one of the most beautiful flowering trees.

Winter- flowering cherry

Pink Flowering Trees

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Rosaceae

Winter flowering cherry is found in Japan, and it is a wild species of cherry tree. Its scientific name is Prunus subhirtella. Other names of this hybrid cultivar are weeping cherry, autumn cherry, winter-flowering cherry because of the characteristics of each cultivar.

The tree has a maximum height of 30 m. The flower has five petals, and the color of the flower is pale or white pink. The leaves of winter-flowering cherry trees are oval and 5-10 cm. Before the leaves unfold, clusters of flowers bloom, making it it’s characteristic. It has slow growth, yet it has a strong trunk. Its strong trunk is the reason it has the longest life span than other cherry trees.

Another name for which they know is “rosebud cherry” or Autumnalis Rosea. Do not confuse yourself with the term winter. They can bloom for a more extended period, and you can witness their beauty throughout the year.

Prunus Kanzan

Pink Flowering Trees
Beautiful blossoming prunus serrulata kanzan pink sakura cherry tree in spring

Kingdom: Plantae

Genus: Prunus

Cultivar: Kanzan

Prunus Kanzan is a flowering cherry cultivar. Developed in the Edo period, it is a result of hybrids development on Oshima cherry. It is located in Japan.It grows from 1 to 9 m in height, and 8 m spread. They have a vase-like spread when they are young.

 When winter comes, redbuds bloom to the glory of Kanzan. The flowers are deep pink and double. They require proper sunlight for growth, so they are placed in total sun exposure.

Kanzan has pink petals, illuminating the character of Oshima cherry.

Japan is well known for its cherry blossoms and its superior view. Kanzan is one of the most popular cherry blossom cultivars, becoming a tourist attraction in Japan.

Magnolia 

Pink Flowering Trees

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Magnoliaceae

With 210 flowering species, Magnolia is a large genus that was named after a French botanist Pierre Magnol. It is an ancient genus, and that is why it holds its importance. They are a very Greta source of pollination for beetles.

Flower buds are primarily enclosed in sepals, but they are held in bract in the case of Magnolia. The parts are thus known as tepals instead of sepals. They share the tepal characteristics with other flower species knows as Amborella and Nymphaea.

Magnolia are deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs that have large fragment flowers. Other than pink, they are also present in a different range of colors. Flowers bloom in spring and fruit in autumn.

Magnolia has attracted the interest of horticulture due to its vast range of species and different characteristics. Magnolia goes on growing throughout the year because of its variance, becoming eye candy throughout the year.

Yoshino cherry

Pink Flowering Trees

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Rosaceae

Yoshino cherry is a cultivar of a hybrid cherry tree that is a cross of Prunus and yedoensis. It is born and grown in Japan. Yoshino cherry is a beautiful addition to Japan’s cherry blossom cultivars and trees.

It is propagated by grafting. It has the characteristics of Edohigans, in which flowers bloom before leaves unfold and it becomes a tree. Not only, but Edohigans also possess the attributes of Oshima zakura, which proliferates. Because of these characteristics, Yoshino has become a popular cultivar in Japan.

  • Yuronaga Fujino was the person who named Yoshino in 1900.it was called some Yoshino at first.
  • It is a small decides tree that grows from 5 to 12 m in height. It is well developed in hard zones. Leaves are arranged alternatively, and they are long and broad with a serrated margin. When they emerge, they are bronze in color but become green in summer.
  • Flowers bloom before they leave, and they grow in the form of a cluster. They are primarily pale pink. The fragrance is amazing and 3 to 5 in diameter.
  • They also bear fruit. A small cherry becomes an essential source of food for small birds and mammals. The fruit is not so sweet for humans.
  • This Yoshino is a fruitful tree with leaves, flowers, and fruits. 

Crepe myrtle

Pink Flowering Trees

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Lythraceae

Crape or crepe myrtle has a scientific name for Lagerstroemia. It has in total 50 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. They are located in the Indian subcontinent, Asia and Northern Australia. Crepe myrtle is cultivated in a warmer climate suitable for its growth and named after Magnus von Lagerstron, a Swedish merchant.

  •  Crepe myrtle is planted as ornamentals on different scales. The flowers bloom in summer and give a long-lasting and colorful glow to crape myrtles. The leaves of this genus are simple, with margins all over. The size varies from 5 to 20 cm and has a height of 30 m because of their woody nature. The flowers have a crepe-like texture, and they bloom in summer and autumn. They vary in different colors, from blue, red, and pink, white to many others.
  • Crape myrtles are suited for foundations and walkways because their roots are not strong enough. Their roots are in the form of a network of fibrous roots rather than heavy roots.
  • They are considered messy, and their seedpods can stain concrete.
  • Crape myrtles can fulfill many landscaping requirements. In the US, it is primarily seen in gardens. Nowadays, Japanese crape myrtles are the most important both in landscaping and in hybrids.

Flowering dogwood

Pink Flowering Trees
A high angle shot of the beautiful pink dogwood flowers on a grass-covered field in Pennsylvania

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Cornaceae

With the scientific name of Cornus florida, Flowering dogwood is found in eastern North America and northern Mexico. It has boasting bracts and bark structure interesting enough to be used as ornamentals.

  • There were many other flowering dogwood names before, including American dogwood, Florida dogwood, white cornel, false box, and false boxwood.
  • A small deciduous tree is 10 m in height and is mostly wider than its height. Its leaves are opposite, simple, and ovate. With a length of 6 to 13 cm and width of 4 to 6 cm. Also, they have margins all over the leaf area.
  • For their growth, they require hot and humid weather in summer and also prefer to be grown enormously at a specific height.
  • The flowers of flowering dogwood are small and have four greenish-yellow bracts. Twenty flowers grow in a flower head that is surrounded by giant pink petals. The flowers of dogwood are hermaphroditic.
  • The fruit grown on them is in a cluster of drupes that ripens in late summer and essential food source for many species.

Crabapples

Pink Flowering Trees

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Rosaceae

Crabapples are called Malus, and it is a genus of about 30 to 55 species of small deciduous trees or shrubs.Apple trees are 4 to 12 m tall with a dense crown. Their leaves are 33 to 0 cm long and have serrated margins. Flowers have five petals with red stamens that produce pollen. The flowering occurs in spring.

Pollinated insects are a necessity for these trees to be self-sterile. Many species of Malus hybridized freely. The fruit is a globose pome that varies from 1 to 4 cm in diameter. The center of the fruit is arranged star-like, including one to two seeds. 

Crabapples are popular as ornamental trees which blossom in spring and produce fruits in autumn. The fruits keep on growing up to winters. 

Many of the Crabapples are used to add beneficial characteristics to domestic apples. They are popular in the use of bonsai culture.

The fruit of crabapple is not that important because of its sourness. Some Of the Crabapples are sweet rather than sour due to their variety. 

Crabapples are known for their use as pectin. 

Flowering almond tree

Flowering almond tree
almond branch with flowers against blur spring foliage background

Kingdom: Plantae 

Family: Rosaceae 

With the scientific name of Prunus Dulcis, Almond is tree species that are found in Iran and the surrounding Asian countries. The seeds of this tree are also called almonds, and they are cultivated in a broader spectrum. 

A fruit of almonds is a drupe with an outer hull and a hard shell with seeds inside. 

The almond is a deciduous tree with 4 to 10 m of height. Its trunk has a diameter of 30 cm. Leaves are 8 to 13 cm long with serrated margins. 

The flowers of this tree are white to pale pink with five petals that bloom before the leaves of an almond tree in the spring season. They grow best in a Mediterranean climate with a warm and humid summer environment. The optimum temperature for their growth is 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. The almond fruit is 3 to 6 cm long. It may seem like a nut, but it is a drupe if we look up from a botanical point of view. 

Other than Iran, these trees are founded in Europe, Africa, California, and the United States. 

Almond is one of the earliest domestic fruit trees. 

The word almond came from old French almande or allemande. Other names for almonds are Mandel and knack, Mandel. 

Orchid tree

Orchid tree

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Fabaceae

Bauhinia x blakeana, commonly known as Hong Kong Orchid tree, is a hybrid tree of genus Bauhinia. This tree has large thick leaves and striking purplish-red flowers that sometimes give off the shade of pink. The flowers of this tree are fragrant. They are usually 10 to 25 cm spread. Their time of blooming starts in early November and lasts until the end of March. 

You can find these trees in many different areas of the world, but they originated in Hong Kong inn1880. They were cultivated in Hong Kong botanical gardens, and since 1914, freely planted throughout Hong Kong. The orchid tree is referred to as Bauhinia in nonscientific terms. Sometimes it is called Hong Kong orchid. 

The leaves of the Orchid tree resemble the shape of a heart or butterfly. They are 7 to 10 cm long and 10 to 13 cm wide. The apex is divided by a deep cleft. The leaf of the Orchid tree is known as the “clever leaf,” and it is symbolized with wisdom. Its leaves are also used as bookmarks while studying as a good luck charm. 

Orchid trees are sterile. By sterile, it means that they do not produce seeds or fruits. 

Royal empress tree

Royal empress tree

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Paulowniaceae

It has the scientific name of paulownia tomentose. Empress tree has other words like princess tree or foxglove tree. It is a deciduous tree found in western or Central China. This tree has the specialty of growing fast while readily dispersing its seeds. This tree has the capability of growing 10 to 25 m tall. Its leaves are heart-shaped and are five loved leaves. They are arranged in contrast pairs on the stem.

 With its shape, the leaves of the royal empress tree can be mistaken as those of catalpa. The flowers of the royal empress tree are fragrant and bloom before the leaves in spring. The fruit is a dry egg-shaped capsule that is 3 to 4 cm long. Its fruit has several tiny seeds. These seeds are dispersed by wind and water. 

For proper growth, full sun is needed. The unique characteristics of this tree are that it can tolerate pollution and many soil types. They can grow from cracks in pavements and walls as well. They can also survive wildfire because of their regenerative roots.

Royal empress trees are cultivated as ornamental trees in parks and gardens to add enchanting beauty to the environment. Because of their tolerance and flexibility, they are considered pioneer plants ecologically. 

Final Thoughts

All these eleven trees add glow to the environment with their beautiful pink flowers. Not only adding beauty to nature but also of various purposes. You can grow them into your home for ornamental purposes and food sources and see the beauty of nature.

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