One of the earliest and most beautiful signs that Spring is truly here is the arrival of the flowers on ornamental cherry trees. Clouds of beautiful blossoms from the deepest pink to the most delicate white have captivated gardeners and artists alike for centuries. Flowering cherry trees begin their display in the UK in late March to early April and like the flowering bulbs of Spring, it is a welcome sight in the garden after the gloom of winter.
Not all ornamental cherry trees bear fruit and after a spectacular show, the cherry blossom petals fall like snow in the gusty winds of March and April. Those that do go on to produce fruit will surely encourage more birds into your garden. Originally found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere, it is Japan which is the country that is most associated with cherry blossom. It forms a huge part of Japanese culture and alongside Japanese Acers no Japanese style garden would be complete without them. When designing your garden – cherry trees are a great asset to use to accentuate a particular area – their shape, sumptuous spring display and rich autumn leaf colour make this a good all round investment in a statement tree.
At Paramount we have a great selection, chosen for their beauty and range of size that will fit most gardens from the smallest patio to the largest estate we have the right choice for your garden.
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Double pink blooms and the rich bronze foliage make this a hugely popular variety of Japanese Flowering Cherry tree, the flowers emerge in Springtime, the bark becomes a beautiful cinnamon colour and the autumn foliage colours are stunning – this is really a tree for all year round interest.
Double flowering variety of Japanese Cherry, this is one of the most popular varieties, the stunning blooms last twice as long as most of the Spring flowering varieties, small buds emerge as deepest pink becoming paler pink as the flowers mature.
Prunus Kanzan is a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit.
An upright tree that is simply covered in blooms in late Spring during April and May, the white open flowers are tinged with pink and yellow stamens, creates a wonderful display. Often referred to as the Flagpole Cherry because of its upright habit, this is a particularly good variety for small gardens, or city courtyard gardens as they take up little lateral space.
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit.
A truly elegant addition to any garden, this pink flowering weeping cherry is simply covered in blossom in Springtime. Our specimens are semi-mature and already half their final size, so will provide a stunning focal point as an ornamental tree.
Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis – Winter Flowering Cherry – white flowering
White flowering Winter flowering Japanese Cherry, this cultivar will usually start blooming in November and continue through the winter, culminating in the best display by March. Tight pink buds develop into clusters of semi double flowers, followed by fruit that is loved by birds, these trees are hardy throughout the UK.
Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis Rosea – Winter Flowering Cherry – pink flowering
A fabulous pink flowering tree that blooms from October through to February, include one of these trees in your garden to effectively extend the cherry blossom season to almost half the year when grown alongside a Spring flowering variety. Also known as Rosebud Cherry Autumnalis, this tree produces black pea sized fruits during the summer – adored by songbirds, these will help attract birds into your garden.
A recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit.
Prunus Yedoensis Yoshino Cherry – Japanese Flowering Cherry, blooming in Spring with spectacular white flowers that are tinged with pink. One of the most popular cherry trees worldwide, this variety has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit, a sure sign it will perform well in UK gardens.
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