Flowering trees are a staple in landscapes and are used as ornamental and specimen plantings. Flowering trees add color to the garden with their wide range of sizes and flower color choices, including all shades of pink.
Sargent cherry (Prunus sargentii) is a flowering cherry tree used as an ornamental feature in gardens with its 1 to 1 1/2-inch, dark pink flowers. The tree grows 40 feet tall with an equal spread. The glossy, dark green foliage is 2 to 5 inches long. New leaves have shades of red. Hardy in USDA Zones 4 to 7, sargent cherry is deciduous and grows fast.
Parkman crabapple (Malus halliana var. parkmanii) is a 15 to 18 feet tall tree that blooms with pink, double flowers during late summer. The late blooming flowers are followed by dull, red fruit. Parkman crabapple has dense branches and alternate foliage. The deciduous, vase-shaped tree is hardy in USDA Zones 4 to 8.
Saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana) blooms with large 5- to 10-inch pink flowers at the start of spring. Saucer magnolia grows to a full height of 15 to 25 feet and is hardy in USDA Zones 4 to 9. The multi-stemmed tree has wide spreading branches and the alternate foliage is 3 to 6 inches long.
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