FLOWERING CHERRY TREES
Ornamental cherries are famous for their dazzling display of blooms in spring.Certain varieties also produce tiny cherry blossoms in the summer months that are too sweet for our palates; however,they appeal to various birds. The cherry blossoms are a fantastic option for gardens at home as they require very little care. Along with stunning blooms of cherry, they also provide all-year-round colour and fascination with their changing foliage and attractive bark.
The period from late March to April. Temperatures have a more significant influence on the quantity of sun or precipitation during blooming time. The warm and cloudy days are ideal for inducing early spring blooms.
The flowers often change colour, beginning with dark pink in the bud and changing to lighter pink after they first start to bloom, finally becoming pale pink or white. Certain varieties also show stunning autumn colours, with leaves that change to either red, purple, or orange. Certain types have deep bark too.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN TIPS
The flowering cherry trees are adaptable and fit with various garden styles, including Japanese tea gardens, Asian gardens, Zen gardens, Cottage, and country gardens.
Plant one plant as an attractive central point in a vast border, lawn, or courtyard garden.
Pairs of them can be used to emphasize either side of the entrance or gate.
Plant in groves for an impactful impression within a larger area.
Set up in rows along the driveways or streets.
The larger varieties may provide shade.
Plant bulbs bloom in spring under decorative cherries to add a bright ray of colour.
BEST FLOWERING CHERRY TREES FOR RESIDENTIAL GARDENS
BEST PLACES TO SEE CHERRY BLOSSOMS
The blossoming cherry trees have always been an integral part of Japanese gardens. They were first introduced into the United States in 1902. From then on, the trees have grown to be near as American as pie made of cherries and are celebrated each year in various cities across the nation as they begin their spring resurgence. The sight of one blooming Japanese cherry blossom is an absolute joy. However, it is an exceptional event to see hundreds or thousands of them blossoming in massive quantities. Here are some of the cherry blossom festivals across the country every spring:
Cherry blossom festivals:
Washington D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival is the biggest of it of its kind in the U.S.
The International Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Georgia
The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco
The Japan-America Society of Tennessee organizes the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival.
If you cannot go to any of the above events, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is home to stunning displays and the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis.