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Cherry Blossom Trees

Cherry Blossom Tree

Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees especially weeping cherry blossom trees are among the most popular flowering trees in the world.

Flowering from mid spring, these beautiful trees can reach 25ft in height, although many are grafted. Excellent in street plantings and also used as feature trees in larger gardens.

Best grown in full sun in a humus rich moist, but well drained soil. Once established they require little care and only remedial pruning of damaged limbs. Branches that cross and rub against each other can also be pruned to prevent problems. Any pruning is best carried out just after flowering.

The Ornamental Cherry Blossom Tree or 'Sakura' is the name given to species of Prunus serrulata. Cherry blossom trees are grown widely in Japan, however many cities around the world now have Cherry Blossom Festivals.

Prunus 'Shirotae' ('Mt Fuji') is a particularly beautiful small drooping white Cherry Blossom. While Prunus X yedoensis 'Somei yoshino' is also a favorite.

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