CHERRY (Prunus spp.)

Evergreen: No
Size: Small, Medium
Bloom Period: Spring
Bloom Color: Pink, White
Exposure: Part Shade
Category: Trees
Landscape Uses:
Plant as an accent in very well prepared soil. This tree will not perform in clay soil.

Plant Description: Cherry is an ornamental tree grown in North Texas for the beautiful spring flowers.  Depending on the variety the flowers vary in shades of pinks and whites.  Oval dark green leaves with serrated margins emerge after the spring flowering.  These moderate growing trees reach mature sizes of twenty to thirty five feet tall and wide.

Prunus x yedoensis or Yoshino Cherry is the largest growing cherry for North Texas and produces showy white to pink flowers in the spring.

Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’ is a double flowering form with two inch deep pink blossoms.  The leaves emerge a bronze color before fading to green.

Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’ is a weeping cherry that produces white flowers along the bare, weeping branches in early spring.

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