Pink flowers on trees can come from a variety of different species, including cherry, dogwood, magnolia, and apple trees, among others. These trees typically bloom in the spring, producing showy pink flowers that can range in shade from pale pink to deep magenta. The timing and duration of the blooms can vary depending on the tree species and local climate conditions. Pink flowering trees are a popular ornamental choice in gardens and landscapes, and they can also be enjoyed in natural settings such as parks and forests. Some species, such as the cherry blossom, have cultural and symbolic significance in certain regions and are celebrated with festivals and events.
Walk through any park or field, and so often we find flowers blooming on the ground; however, did you know that trees can also bloom flowers? This is somewhat a fact that is not well known; yet, trees can actually bloom flowers that make for great floral arrangements and décor. Whether you are considering planting your own flowering tree or if you are looking to learn about where your flowers come from, this article is going to discuss:
* Common flowering trees
* Pink Flowering Shrubs
* Maintaining your flowering tree
Common Flowering Trees
Consider investing in a flowering tree, or maybe you would like to gift a flowering tree. These flowering trees not only add a splash of color to any garden, but they can also contribute to creating the perfect floral bouquet.
This woody flowering plant is part of the olive tree family, and is popular in Europe and Asia; however, the flower, lilac is available around the world. This flowering tree’s flowers are known to symbolize spirituality, happiness, and harmony; therefore, making it a calming asset to any bouquet or garden. One thing to be cautious about when planting a lilac tree is that it can grow up to 15 feet. Hence, it is essential to make sure if you are going to plant one or give someone a lilac tree that they have enough space.
If you are considering incorporating lilac in a bouquet, these flowers make great fillers in a floral arrangement. Their subtle splash of pink can enhance your bouquet.
Of all the flowering trees around the world, the magnolia is one of the most popular and widely known. This particular tree is one that is quite popular around the U.S., especially in Florida, Maine, and Washington. Magnolias are known for emitting a distinct smell to them and having leaves that are glossy in touch and look. Depending on how old and well-maintained the trees are, they can grow between 15 to 80 feet in height.
One way of knowing that spring is in the air is with blooms. With a magnolia tree, you can most definitely tell its spring with its willow-like buds and magnolia bulbs beginning to open. This is a clear indicator that winter is long gone, and warm weather is coming.
If you are considering sending a magnolia tree or flower to someone, it may be wise to provide some instructions for caring for the tree or flower. They are incredibly resilient in extreme heat, and once they have reached full maturation, they don’t require as much watering. If you forget to water it one week, don’t worry, it is going to still thrive.
Symbolizing fertility and bounty, the apple blossom tree is another example of a tree that blooms pink flowers. A significant difference between an apple tree and the other trees we discuss is that the apple trees flowers start as pink buds that eventually become white flowers. Not all the flowers become white; however, some still maintain their pink hues.
Travel to Japan, or Vancouver, and witness the blooming of the cherry blossom tree. Similar to the magnolia tree, the cherry blossom is iconic for symbolizing spring. The flowers are known to represent renewal and life, which is a reason that it is a very sought and respected tree in many Asian cultures. If you receive cherry blossoms as part of a bouquet or arrangement, they represent new beginnings. This makes it a great floral choice for anyone starting a new career or who is starting over in life.
Before you decide to plant a cherry tree or gifting one, you may want to ensure that there is space that is going to allow for full sun exposure. As the cherry blossom slowly blooms, it goes from a dark pink to a light pink and eventually phasing into white where it begins it’s process of wrapping up the season.
Though one would never think that trees bloom flowers, let alone pretty pink flowers, they do. More often than not, a blooming tree is quite indicative of the seasons transitioning from winter to spring, and summer to fall.
Pink Flowering Shrubs
Trees are not the only things that have pink flowers; shrubs also bloom some pink flowers. The hydrangea, weigelas, spireas, and purple-leaf sand cherry are just a few examples of shrubs that bloom pink flowers. The hydrangea is a flower that is common in spring and wedding bouquets as they are large in size and come in an array of different colors with different meanings. For example, the pink hydrangea is known to emit one’s heartfelt emotion, while blue is meant to indicate one’s sincerity.
If you are searching for a flower that is much more ornate in style, consider the weigela, which is a lot daintier than the hydrangea. It is less voluptuous in shape; however, it does come in pink, purple, yellow, red, and orange. It makes a great addition to any floral arrangement that is meant to be a centerpiece that is not explosive in style but subtle.
Maintaining Your Flowering Tree
Whether you are looking to send flowers from a flowering tree or maybe you are thinking of planting your own, it is essential to consider sun exposure, the season of which they are planted, and the overall climate. These are just the fundamental three factors that can impact the tree’s life and if it can thrive.
One way of ensuring your tree can survive is to consult with a horticultural or research the specific tree. However, doing both doesn’t hurt either! Taking this important step can ensure you are prepared to plant but that you have made the right choice. The last thing you want to do is pick a tree that requires maximum sun exposure, but your space does not allow for much sunlight. Research on how to plant and maintain your flowering tree is going to ensure that it can survive and thrive.
Watering and ensuring sufficient sunlight is one aspect of maintaining one’s flower tree. Still, the other is routine maintenance of its branches and shrubs. For example, some trees and shrubs could get termites or parasites that live on their leaves or branches. If you notice this, trimming or applying the proper precautions early on can make sure that it does not infect the rest of the tree. The more care and attention you give your flowering tree, the higher the chance that it is going to not only live longer but continue to bloom flowers for you for years to come.