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Pretty in Pink: 10 Shrubs With Pink Flowers

Think pink when planning your garden! From pale pink to magenta, you're sure to find a shrub with pink flowers that will look spectacular in your yard.

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Sonic Bloom Pink Weigela

Weigela florida, Zones 4 to 8

Traditionally, weigela is known as a dense shrub with pink flowers that blooms in spring. The flowers may reappear in summer. New cultivars are available that produce more blooms in many different shades throughout summer and fall. The Sonic Bloom series flowers repeatedly from spring to fall and comes in shades of red, pink and white. Plant in full sun; it grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide.

Why we love it: Weigela tolerates clay soil, and deer generally avoid it.

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Autumn Inferno Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster ‘Bronfire’, Zones 5 to 7

In spring, look for small pink flowers on the branches. In fall, Autumn Inferno‘s foliage transitions from dark green to orange and red as soon as the temperatures start dropping. Plant this shrub in full sun to part shade. It grows 5 to 6 feet tall and nearly as wide.

Why we love it: Autumn Inferno offers interest in more than one season and birds love to eat the berries.

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English Rose

Rosa, Zones 5 to 10

Few shrub roses bring in wildlife like Scarborough Fair from David Austin Roses. It produces long-lasting, soft pink, cupped flowers with a musky, old rose scent. Gold stamens among the pink petals attract pollinators. Grow it near a walkway or patio to fully indulge in the delicious smell. Also try Anne Boleyn.

Why we love it: The blooms wow from early summer to hard frost in autumn. Disease resistance is also a plus.

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Strawberry Shake Hydrangea

Hydrangea Paniculata, Zones 4 to 8

For a spectacular summer display, plant Strawberry Shake, a delightful new panicle hydrangea. Sturdy stems support large flower heads that start out white and mature to a delicate pink. Plant it as a foundation planting, in borders or in containers.

Why we love it: A smaller hydrangea, the shrub is ideal for little areas that need color in the landscape. It is also perfect for cut flower arrangements.

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Summer Wine Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius, Zones 3 to 7

This delightful deciduous plant features mature stems that peel back to expose red and light brown inner bark. Summer Wine, a shrub with pink flowers, grows up to 5 to 8 feet tall and wide, with exceptional, dark purple (almost black) foliage. This tolerant plant does best in full sun and adapts to most soil types.

Why we love it: Bees and other pollinators will visit the pink flowers in spring. The branches also make great cut flowers.

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Electric Lights Azalea

Rhododendron, Zones 4 to 7

Electric Lights double pink azalea has no problem getting attention in spring. That’s when it unfurls a boatload of fragrant rosy-pink double flowers. The plant grows  6 to 7 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide, and the burgundy fall foliage is a treat. Plant this shrub with pink flowers in a spot with full sun to part shade.

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Ann Magnolia

Magnolia x Ann, Zones 4 to 7

This small magnolia packs lots of beauty for its size. It’s one of the Little Girl series of magnolias, bred to grow 8 to 15 feet tall and bloom in mid-to-late spring. Many of the Little Girl varieties produce additional flowers sporadically throughout the growing season. Ann magnolia has deep pink flowers.

Why we love it: The later bloom time reduces the risk of flowers being damaged by late spring frost.

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Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia

Deutzia, Zones 5 to 8

This small shrub with pink flowers (only 1 to 2 feet tall and wide) flowers best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. The woody stems on Yuki Cherry Blossom tend to be short-lived, so prune it regularly to keep it looking its best. Since it blooms on the previous season’s growth, pruning should be done right after flowering.

Why we love it: Use this tough plant as a ground cover on a slope where you can admire the flowers and the burgundy-purple fall foliage.

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Lo & Behold Ruby Chip Butterfly Bush

Buddleia ‘Lo & Behold’, Zones 5 to 9

This small-scale butterfly bush is the perfect size for a container, and its heat and drought tolerance adds to its appeal. Grow this shrub with pink flowers in full sun for the best blooming. Perfect for low-maintenance gardening, it doesn’t need deadheading. Just enjoy the magenta pink blooms and watch as they bring in the butterflies.

Why we love it: Lo & Behold shrubs are noninvasive.

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Pink Flowering Almond Shrub

Prunus glandulosa ‘Rosea Plena’, Zones 4 to 8

Enjoy the double blooms on this shrub with pink flowers in early spring. Pink flowering almond is a great choice as a small bush near a house or patio. It grows 5 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Tiny flowers measure 1 inch across, and the foliage is bright green. Despite the name, this plant does not produce nuts.

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Lori Vanover
Lori Vanover is the senior digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She enjoys growing vegetables in containers and raised beds and watching for birds in her backyard.