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Flowering Cherry Trees with Attractive Fall Colors

Flowering Cherries, Sakura, Cherry Blossoms


Ornamental cherry trees are typically planted for the majestic yet delicate beauty of their flowers. In spring, they are clothed in white or pink, single or double flowers, often before the leaves emerge. As the flowers wane and carpet the ground with their petals, their shiny, dark green serrated leaves appear to create a fresh summer canopy.

While truly enchanting, these pretty cherry blossoms do not last very long. Therefore, selecting ornamental cherries with multi-season interest would offer even more appeal. Some flowering cherries display wonderful fall color, with their foliage warming up to brilliant shades of gold, red, or orange, before shedding to the ground and revealing the beauty of their gnarled trunks or the graceful outline of their branches.

Here is a list of lovely flowering cherry trees that will add glory to your fall garden. Easy to grow, they rarely need pruning. Just give them some sun and a well-drained soil and you will be rewarded with infinite beauty in your garden.

Guide Information

Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden
Compare All Prunus - Flowering Trees Great Plant Combination Ideas with Prunus - Flowering Trees Guides with Prunus - Flowering Trees

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