Pink Flowering Trees – growing trees with luscious blooms is a wonderful sight to see. Here are some of the pink flowering trees you may consider planting for your garden:
Pink Flowering Trees
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Allamanda can either grow as a tree, shrub, or vine. It is often used as an ornamental plant and has elliptic shaped leaves that grow on whorls. Its trumpet shaped flower can be yellow, pink or red and grow in clusters. In order to thrive, Allamanda requires a frost free, well-drained, rich soil and it blooms in summer or autumn. Some cultivars of Allamanda can be invasive so it is advisable to prune the plant just for design or to maintain desired size.
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Famous for its edible seeds, the almond tree can also be used as an ornamental plant for its bloom. Its flower is white or pink, attracts pollinators and blooms in spring. It is best to plant the almond tree in the spring when the temperature is starting to get cold because it requires a cool winter to thrive. It usually takes 3 to 5 years for an almond tree to bear fruit but keep in mind that the fruit, when not allowed to fully ripen, is poisonous because of its cyanide content.
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Angel trumpet is a fragrant flowering tree or shrub identifiable by its trumpet like flowers in pink, white, or yellow with white or lighter color in its center. The flowers are more fragrant during the night and usually bloom in the summer or autumn. To grow an angel trumpet plant you will need a fertile, moist, frost free and well drained soil. Be mindful though that the angel trumpet flower is poisonous.
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This is an ornamental thorny plant that can grow in Mediterranean, subtropics or tropic climate. Bougainvillea has small white yellowish flowers around the size of 1-3mm. the colored part of the plant is the bract (colored petals) and may come in variants of white, purple, pink, light orange, red, and hues in between these colors. This plant is sensitive to cold and may reach a height of 15-30ft.
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Also known as Bottletree, Brachychiton discolor tree is a perennial deciduous plant used as an ornament. It has bell-shaped flowers in pink or red consisting of five petals in inflorescence. This spring bloomer needs full sun to half shade and a well drained soil to grow well. Although Brachychiton discolor can be planted in flowerpots or containers, it is not possible to be grown for indoors.
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Camellia Japonica is a shrub or small tree that can grow in subtropical, temperate or Mediterranean climate. It is also known as Japanese camellia. It has green leaves in ovate shape with straight to denticulate margin. The Camellia Japonica flower may be a single or multi petal full variant and comes in white, pink, red or a mix of these colors. It usually blooms in autumn, winter or spring.
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Also known as Red silk cotton tree, bombax ceiba is an ornamental drought tolerant shade tree or bonsai that can grow in subtropics, Mediterranean or tropical climate. Its flowers are waxy with five petals, round base and usually red to orange in color. This plant blooms at the end of winter to early spring. Bombax ceiba requires a full sun and small to average amount of water to survive.
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Crepe myrtle is a perennial deciduous tree that is used as an ornamental fragrant plant. It has green elliptic leaves and flowers wrinkled like a crepe in white, pink, red or purple colors. Acid soil is the main requirement to grow this plant and usually begins to bloom in summer or autumn. Crepe myrtle loves the sun; make sure it receives full sunlight in a day and give it an average amount of water for it to grow well.
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Most of the cherry tree species grow in temperate and cold climate but some can also grow in Mediterranean, subtropical or tropic climate. Its flowers with five petals grow in cluster and may come in white or pink. Thinning is recommended in its first year and blooms in the spring. This is a fruit-bearing tree that is very sensitive to pests and diseases. If it is attacked by pests in the beginning of winter, you will need to collect all the leaves and fruits from the ground and cut all of the infected branches.
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A succulent shrub or small tree, Frangipani is an ornamental fragrant plant that is also known for the name Plumeria plant. It has green elliptic leaves with pointed top and fragrant flowers in pink, purple, yellow, white, red or orange with mostly yellow on its central part. Frangipani is a spring or summer bloomer and requires a well-drained soil and a temperature of no more than light frost in order to survive.
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Known for the name All Summer Beauty hydrangea or Bigleaf hydrangea, this shrub is a perennial deciduous plant but can also grow as evergreen in warm climates. It has big leaves of around 10-18cm and it flowers, which grow in inflorescence, form two circles. Bigger flowers are in the outer circle and smaller less showy flowers in the inner. The colors of the Hydrangea depend on the quality of soil in which it is planted: blue in acidic soil, pink, red or purple in alkaline, and white in neutral soil.
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This drought tolerant plant is also called Primrose tree and can grow in tropics, subtropics, Mediterranean or desert climate. Its pink flower with five petals looks like hibiscus with the size of 4-6 cm and typically blooms in spring or summer. In order to thrive, it requires more than -3 degrees in temperature and a small amount of water. The only difficulty in growing Lagunaria patersonii is it can possible cause an allergic reaction, so be extra careful in handling this plant.
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It is either a succulent shrub or a small tree that is used as fragrant ornamental plant. Plumeria rubra flowers come in varying colors including pink, yellow, red, purple, white or orange with most of the variants having five petals and yellow middle part. It is a slow to medium growing plant reaching the size of 3- 8 meters. Plumeria blooms in the spring or summer and requires a well draining soil in order to grow healthy.
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Poinsettia is a perennial evergreen or semi deciduous succulent shrub or small tree that can be used as an ornamental plant. It has small yellow flowers that grow in clusters surrounded by bracts. The bracts are leaves that look like flowers and in this plant it can be red, pink, yellow, orange, light green or white. The blooming season for poinsettia is during autumn or winter and it needs a frost free environment to thrive.
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Distinctive of its big cup shaped flowers; saucer magnolia is famous as an ornamental plant. Flower colors of this plant ranges from pink, white or purple. This is a perennial deciduous that requires a rich soil and cold temperature to thrive. Saucer magnolia blooms in spring and is best planted at the end of winter in the beginning of spring. For a lush bloom, make sure your saucer magnolia receives full sun and an average amount of water.
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Tamarisk is also known as salt cedar. Drought tolerant and perennial evergreen, it boasts with green-gray needle like leaves and small flowers (1mm) that grow in inflorescence at the edge of the plant. They vary from pink, lilac and white colors. Tamarisk requires a well drained, sandy and salty soil to survive and can be invasive if not pruned to maintain size. Its blooming seasons are spring, summer and autumn.
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Viburnum tinus is often used as a fragrant, ornamental plant perfect for hedges and medical uses. Its leaves are green and glossy in elliptic shape while its small fragrant flowers are pinkish white and grow in clusters. Viburnum tinus grows well in cool winter and moist soil and produces blooms in winter or spring. This is a medium growing plant that reaches 1-6 meters in size. This plant is easy to grow and maintain.