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8 trees with pink flowers for garden

Pink and its different shades in a plant is a color of great beauty, which stands out easily between greens and browns. Although it is not common to find species with leaves of that color, it is to see and of course acquire specimens with that floral coloration.

So if you are looking for trees with pink flowers, then we are going to show you the most recommended ones taking into account, not only their beauty, but also their ease of cultivation.

Acacia of Constantinople

Image – Flickr/ Carl Lewis

It is also known as the silk tree or acacia with silky flowers, although it should not be confused with the plants of the Acacia genus. It is a deciduous tree native to Southeast and East Asia whose scientific name is Albizia julibrissin that reaches a height of 15 meters, with a wide crown formed by bipinnate green leaves.

Blooms in spring, producing pinkish panicle flowers. The fruit is a legume that contains several slightly flattened brown seeds. It resists frosts down to -7ºC.

Tree of love

Image – Flickr/ Salomé Bielsa

It is also known as the Judas tree, mad carob or redbud, and it is a deciduous tree native to the northern Mediterranean whose scientific name is Cercis siliquastrum. It grows to a height of between 4 and 15 meters, although it is normal for it to stay around 5-6 meters. Its crown is open and irregular, composed of simple and rounded greenish leaves.

It blooms from late winter to early/ mid spring, producing pink hermaphrodite flowers that appear before the leaves. The fruit is a legume that contains various blackish seeds. Resists cold and frost down to -7ºC.

Jupiter tree

It is also known as Jupiter, Indian lilac, southern lilac and crape, and it is a deciduous tree native to China, Japan, Himalayas and India whose scientific name is Lagerstroemia indica. It grows to a height of between 6 and 7 meters, with a trunk that usually branches from very low. The leaves are small, lanceolate, dark green except in autumn, when they turn yellowish-orange in autumn before falling.

It blooms in spring, producing flowers of various colors (pink, white, mauve, purple, or crimson) grouped in panicles with a length of more than 9 centimeters, and the fruit is round, brown and small. It resists frosts down to -12ºC.

Japanese blossom cherry

Image – Wikimedia/ Marie-Lan Nguyen

It is also known as blossom cherry, Japanese cherry, Oriental cherry, and East Asian cherry. It is a deciduous tree native to Japan, Korea and China whose scientific name is Prunus serrulata. It can reach a maximum height of 20 meters, with a straight trunk with a dense crown. The leaves are ovate-lanceolate, green in color except in autumn when they turn reddish, yellowish or crimson.

It blooms in spring, producing flowers in clusters of color ranging from white to pink. The fruit is a black globose drupe that contains a seed. Resists up to -18ºC.

Redbud of Canada

Image – Wikimedia/ Famartin

It is also known as the love tree of Canada or love of Canada, and it is a shrub or deciduous tree native to eastern North America whose scientific name is Cercis canadensis. It reaches a height of 6 to 9 meters, with an irregular crown, not too open, formed by heart-shaped or ovate green leaves.

Blooms in spring, usually before leaf budding, producing clusters of light to dark pinkish magenta. The fruit is a short legume that contains brown seeds. Resists up to -12ºC.

Pink Guayacan

Image – Wikimedia/ Alejandro Bayer Tamayo from Armenia, Colombia

It is also known as maculís or apamate, and it is a native tree of Mexico and Central America whose scientific name is Tabebuia rosea. It grows to a height of between 6 and 10 meters, and can exceed 25 meters. The leaves are palmately green.

It blooms in spring, producing panicle flowers of pink, lavender or magenta. The fruit is a capsule which contains about ten winged seeds. Resists up to 4 degrees.

Star magnolia

Image – Flickr/ Natalie Tapson

It is a shrub or deciduous tree native to Japan whose scientific name is Magnolia stellata that reaches a height of between 2 and 3 meters. The leaves are simple, alternate and round in shape, dark green on the upper surface and lighter on the underside.

It blooms in late winter, producing white, or pinkish, star-shaped flowers ( Magnolia stellata ‘Rosea’ variety ). It resists frosts down to -20ºC.

Drunk stick

Image – Wikimedia/ H. Zell

It is also known as the bottle tree, wool tree, ceiba, palo rosa, samohú or toborochi, and it is a deciduous tree native to Central America whose scientific name is Ceiba speciosa. It reaches a height of 10 to 20 meters, with a bottle-shaped trunk protected by thick stingers, and it has leaves that are composed of 5-7 green leaflets.

It blooms in spring, producing large flowers with creamy white and pink petals. The fruit is a woody-textured pod that contains numerous seeds that resemble black chickpeas. Resists up to -7ºC.

Which of these trees with pink flowers did you like the most?

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