Perhaps the easiest kind of blossoming tree to find is the pink. Tender pink flowers herald spring and, in some cases, bring fruit as well. Shades come in everything from white tinged with pink to deep, almost hot pinks. You can find pink-flowering trees barely larger than a shrub or raise mature specimens worthy of a park.
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Pink Knochout Rose Tree
The pink knockout rose tree blooms from spring to fall. Frost kills its flowers. The tree grows up to 7 feet high and covers itself in large pink roses. According to the Fast Growing Trees Nursery website, these naturally disease-resistant trees are easy to tend and don't require much maintenance.
Several varieties of the crape myrtle tree produce pink flowers. The pink velour grows up to 10 feet high and is a smaller tree that can be used as a hedge. Grow the pink velour in U.S, Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 7 through 10. Other pink varieties include the Basham's party pink, Biloxi and Chickasaw.
The dogwood produces pink flowers in spring. It's an all-season tree, which yields greenery in summer, goes red in fall and then produces red fruit. The tree grows up to 25 feet and blossoms grow progressively darker as the tree progresses. They are suitable for USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 through 8.
Ornamental cherries give the widest choice in pink blossoms. The Kwanzan tree produces double pink blooms in spring. Yoshino cherries feature in Washington, D.C.'s Cherry Blossom Festival and produce copious numbers of fragrant pink, fluffy flowers. It's good for USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 through 8 and is one of the earlier cherries. Cherries grow to 30 feet tall.
The profusion crabapple is a darker pink. The fruit are inedible, but the blossoms have a purple tinge and the tree's copper-red leaves are attractive. Another crabapple is the Robinson, which produces paler pink blooms. This fast-growing flowering tree attracts wildlife. Both trees suit USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 through 8 and grow to 20 feet high.
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