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Prunus - Flowering Trees

Prunus is a genus of more than 200 species of trees and shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often attractive fall foliage color. A number of species, hybrids, and cultivars, called 'flowering cherries', are grown as ornamental plants, usually for their profusion of flowers, sometimes for ornamental foliage and shape, and occasionally for their shiny bark. Grow them as specimens, in shrub borders, as screens or hedges and admire their spectacular floral display!

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Prunus 'Accolade' (Flowering Cherry)

Regarded as one of the most attractive of the early-flowering ornamental cherries, award-winning Prunus 'Accolade' is a small deciduous tree of spreading habit. Opening from dark pink buds, profuse semi-double, shell pink flowers held in drooping clusters appear in early to mid spring.

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Prunus 'Amanogawa' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

Ideal for small gardens, award-winning Prunus 'Amanogawa' is a small, narrowly columnar deciduous tree boasting profuse, semi-double pale pink flowers hugging closely the erect branches in mid to late spring. Sweetly fragrant, the cherry blossoms stand upright at the side of the branches.

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Prunus 'Asano' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

Worthy of a place in a small garden, Prunus 'Asano' is a beautiful chrysanthemum-flowered variety of cherry trees. Its abundant deep pink blossoms are small but packed with up to 100 narrow petals (!), giving them the look of a powder puff.

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Prunus 'Ichiyo' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

With flowers resembling a ballerina's petticoat, award-winning Prunus 'Ichiyo' is a small deciduous tree of spreading habit, with gracefully ascending main branches. Opening from pink buds, profuse double, shell pink flowers appear in mid to late spring.

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Prunus 'Kanzan' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

Regarded one of the most ornamental of the flowering cherries, Prunus 'Kanzan' is a striking deciduous tree with several seasons of interest. In spring, it produces an amazing profusion of rich pink double flowers, 2.5 in. wide (6 cm), held in pendant clusters.

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Prunus 'Kiku-Shidare-Zakura' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

A favorite of many gardens, Prunus 'Kiku-Shidare-Zakura' is a small deciduous tree with gracefully arching branches, smothered with charming, fully double, rich pink flowers in mid to late spring. The abundant blossoms, 1.5 in. across (3.5 cm), are packed with up to 125 elliptic petals (!)

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Prunus 'Kursar' (Flowering Cherry)

Perfect for small gardens, Prunus 'Kursar' is a small deciduous tree of spreading habit boasting clusters of vivid, deep-pink saucer-shaped flowers, 1 in. across (2cm), in early spring. Born in profusion along the bare branches, they give a splash of intense color and provide a breathtaking floral display.

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Prunus 'Pink Perfection' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

One of the most floriferous of flowering cherries, award-winning Prunus 'Pink Perfection' is a small deciduous tree with gracefully ascending branches. In late spring, its boasts a profusion of bright, double pink flowers which hang in drooping clusters from the branches.

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Prunus 'Shirofugen' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

A flowering cherry of great beauty, award-winning Prunus 'Shirofugen' is a small deciduous tree of vase-shaped habit with a flattened crown and gorgeous blossoms. Pink in buds, large fragrant double flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), counting up to 25-30 petals, open white with a tinge of pink on the reverse of the outer petals and then change again to deep pink before the shedding of the petals.

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Prunus 'Shirotae' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

Ideal for small gardens, award-winning Prunus 'Shirotae' is a small deciduous tree with a remarkable spreading flat crown and slightly arching branches. In mid to late spring, it gets covered with abundant and beautiful, pure white, semi-double flowers, which are among the largest of the flowering cherries.

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Prunus 'Shogetsu' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

One of the finest Japanese cherries, award-winning Prunus 'Shogetsu' is a broad-spreading small deciduous tree with charming double flowers held in showy, hanging clusters of 3-6 blooms that can be up to 6 in. long! (15 cm). Providing a breathtaking display in late spring to early summer, the pretty blossoms are large, 2 in. across (5 cm).

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Prunus 'Snow Fountains' (Weeping Cherry)

Regarded as one of the finest weeping cherries, Prunus 'Snow Fountains' is a small deciduous tree of strongly weeping habit with long, gracefully cascading branches kissing the ground. Blooming for about 3 weeks in mid spring, a profusion of fragrant, snow white, single flowers emerge from pink buds and smother the bare branches.

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Prunus 'Tai-Haku' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

An ancient Japanese tree, award-winning Prunus 'Tai-Haku' is a medium-sized deciduous tree of broad spreading habit, with cherry blossoms of exceptional size and beauty. Opening from pink buds, remarkably large, single, pure white flowers, 2-2.5 in. across (5-6 cm), appear all along the branches in mid to late spring.

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Prunus 'The Bride' (Flowering Cherry)

Award-winning Prunus 'The Bride' is a small, rounded, deciduous tree boasting pure white, single flowers adorned with bright red anthers in early to mid spring. Opening from pink buds, the flat, open blooms are quite appealing with their large petals. Born in abundance along the bare branches, they provide a breathtaking floral display.

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Prunus 'Umineko' (Japanese Flowering Cherry)

Prunus 'Umineko' is a small, upright deciduous tree boasting profuse, single, pure white flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), hugging closely the branches in mid spring. The flowers have large petals and showy pink stamens which become more conspicuous as the flowers age.

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