Flowering Cherry Tree
Flowering Cherry Tree
Make your landscape look like something right out of a magazine with a Flowering Cherry Tree. These stunning flowering trees come to life in the spring with cheerful white, pink, and purple blooms—and their fall color isn’t too shabby, either! You can even get the best of both worlds with the Autumn Flowering Cherry, which blooms twice a year while giving you amazing fall color.
FEATURED FLOWERING CHERRY TREES:
SNOW FOUNTAIN® WEEPING CHERRY TREE – LOW FORM
Prunus x ‘Snofozam’
Snow Fountain® Weeping Cherry is perfect for large or small gardens. This dwarf weeping tree grows fast but stays small, and its tidy, naturally manicured-looking outline makes it the perfect fit for formal areas of your landscape, such as by your front door, street-side, or near your pool or patio. In spring, you’ll have a mini Cherry Blossom Festival of your own when the pristine white flowers crowd the branches so thickly you won’t be able to see through to the trunk. And even though the Cherry blossoms hog all the attention, Snow Fountain® is no slouch in the fall color department, either!
WEEPING FLOWERING CHERRY TREE – HIGH FORM
Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’
The Weeping Flowering Cherry brings colors into your landscape. This fast-growing ornamental tree quickly becomes a mid-sized specimen tree worthy of showcasing in your front yard landscaping. Bubblegum-pink flowers line the branches in spring, and although those frilly Cherry blossoms steal the show, the fall foliage is nice, too, hanging from the framework of branches like a golden cloak. You can give this weeping tree a neat haircut if you like, or you can let its willowy extensions brush the ground—in which case the kids are sure to discover the magical playspace underneath the canopy.
YOSHINO FLOWERING CHERRY TREE
Prunus x yedoensis
Yoshino Flowering Cherry is a soul-stirring tree in spring when it becomes a sparkling cloud of white or light pink blooms. The delicate but profuse blossoms have made this tree dear to Japanese hearts and to American hearts as well—Yoshino is one of the big players in our capital’s famous Cherry Blossom Festival each year. Plant this photogenic tree in your front yard and passersby will slow down to take in its beauty. This tree’s lovely peachy-yellow fall color is rarely mentioned, but is another reason to give this tree a premium viewing spot in your garden.
ROYAL BURGUNDY JAPANESE FLOWERING CHERRY TREE
Prunus serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’
Royal Burgundy Flowering Cherry will grace your garden with loads of frilly, soft pink blossoms set against rich red foliage each spring. Who said redheads can’t wear pink? This red-leaved version of the beloved Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry will keep the color coming even after the blooms are spent. The maroon leaves hold their color all summer and turn flame-red before dropping in fall. Like Kwanzan Cherry, Royal Burgundy grows into a wide vase shape in time and makes a good candidate to arch over a path or sidewalk. Or, make this ravishing red-leaved Cherry tree a favorite destination in your landscape by putting a bench or a couple of comfy chairs underneath its colorful canopy.
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