Top 6 Trees with Pink and White Flowers in Spring

Plant pretty trees with pink and white flowers in your backyard for a display of colorful blooms in springtime. Plus, you'll attract more birds.

When you plant pretty trees with pink and white flowers in your backyard, the spring air fills with their sweet scent and lovely flowers. It’s like getting the best of both a backyard tree and a flower garden. And not only do they look lovely, but plenty of backyard birds are attracted to flowering trees, too! We’ve rounded up six of our favorite trees that burst into pink and white flowers in spring.

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Trees with Pink Flowers: Magnolia

Magnolia
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 15 to 40 feet tall and wide

Gorgeous blooms in white, pink, yellow and purple balance like teacups or starbursts atop branches that later bear green leaves, some as glossy as lacquer. Plant in full sun to part shade.

Why we love it: There’s one for almost every region, from star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) in the chilly north to southern and champaca magnolias in the balmy south, and saucer magnolias everywhere in between.

Check out 10 pretty shrubs with pink flowers.

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Apple Serviceberry

Amelanchier grandiflora
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 20 to 25 feet tall and wide

Apple serviceberry is just one kind of serviceberry that’s perfect for most landscapes, thanks to its moderate size, bird-attracting berries and ability to thrive in sun to part sun locations.

Why we love it: It’s a special tree with four seasons of beauty: spring blooms that become red-purple edible fruits, green leaves that flush with orange to red fall color, and smooth silver bark that’s gorgeous in winter.

Check out 19 berry bushes birders should grow.

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Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 20 to 30 feet tall, 25 to 35 feet wide

Dainty blooms dramatically hang from the branches of this North American native well before the heart-shaped leaves appear. Plant this tree with pink flowers in full sun to part-shade.

Why we love it: The small size fits most yards. You can select alternate leaf colors, such as burgundy Forest Pansy or lime-gold Rising Sun.

Bonus tip! Plant your eastern redbud tree in a spot where it has space to spread out, because this spring showstopper is wider than it is tall.

Check out the top 10 small shrubs for small spaces.

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Japanese Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata
Zones: 5 to 8
Size: 40 to 50 feet tall, 25 to 40 feet wide

You might ooh and aah every spring at the photos of the cherry tree display in Washington, D.C., but you can plant a flowering show of your own. Choose a spot in full sun.

Why we love it: With the right cultivar, those gorgeous trees with pink flowers produce fruits that birds crave, especially robins, cardinals, and waxwings.

Check out 7 backyard birds that eat berries.

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Dogwood

Cornus kousa
Zones: 5 to 8
Size: 20 to 40 feet tall and wide

Flowers up to 4 inches wide grace the spring branches of North American and Asian dogwoods. Test your soil pH before planting because dogwood grows best planted in acidic soil in full sun to full shade.

Why we love it: In addition to the graceful spring flowers and fall leaf colors, the colorful red fruits produced by dogwood are gobbled up by backyard birds.

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White Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 12 to 20 feet tall and wide

Native from southern Pennsylvania, south to Florida and west to Texas, fringe tree bursts onto the spring scene with lightly fragrant strappy white petals. They’re held in small groups attached at the top like tassels.

Why we love it: It’s the best-kept secret among trees with white flowers in spring, yet it’s one of the most adaptable, thriving in full sun to part shade. Female trees produce blue fruits that birds love.

Psst—we found the prettiest yellow flowering shrubs for your yard.

Bonus! 3 Summer-Blooming Trees

Japanese stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)

Zones 5 to 8

“Camellia” in its botanical name says something about the flowers.  Check out our beginner’s guide to growing a camellia bush.

Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)

Zones 5 to 9

Tiny, fragrant, white bell-shaped flowers hang in cone-shaped clusters.

Korean evodia (Tetradium daniellii)

Zones 4 to 8

It’s also called the bee tree, thanks to small white blossoms on female plants.

Kaitlin Stainbrook
Kaitlin Stainbrook, Associate Editor, Birds & Blooms Although Kaitlin is a newbie when it comes to birding and gardening, she loves getting to learn on the job. (She's already impressed a few friends by being able to identify a couple songbirds!) Previously, she worked on other Reader's Digest magazines like Reminisce and Country Woman. Hidden talents include playing the ukulele and speaking Japanese.