Fruit trees are very popular in the garden, they allow you to enjoy fresh fruit straight from your own yard. There are new dwarf and semi dwarf varieties coming out each year making it easier than ever for the backyard gardener. Most common fruit trees are very closely related, so care instructions will often be similar or the same. With the right care , you can enjoy fresh fruit for years to come.
As mentioned, the flowering cherries trees vary in size, but most typically grow from 10’ to 30’ tall. Whether you are looking for a tree that can produce shade or just one to fill an empty corner on your lot, the flowering cherry is great solution to nearly any gardening conundrum.
Despite its name, the flowering cherry rarely produces fruit. Even if your tree does produce some fruit, it is usually claimed by the bird. However, the tree produces breathtaking white and pink blossoms in March and April. Then, the reddish leaves turn green as the flowers fall off heading into summer.
Care and location
Flowering cherries prefer loose, well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade. You should also consider where the tree is placed as surfaces that attract heat can harm the plant and falling blossoms become slippery when wet on smooth surfaces. It is also recommended to keep your tree away from paved areas as the roots can push the soil up over time, causing potential damage to your walkway. Pruning is recommended in the winter. Unlike other trees, the flowering cherry is resilient so don’t worry too much about causing harm as it will bounce back.