April Showers The saying goes, April Showers, Bring May Flowers, but I have to say…
Flowering Cherry Trees have gorgeous spring flowers… they are one of the first trees to bloom and people come from all over the country to see the cherries in bloom in Washington. Plant one yourself for your own Cherry Blossom Festival.
They have multi-season interest, with great fall foliage color – oranges, scarlets and yellows and interesting bark. Plus, fast growth – over 1′ per year is typical.
We have ‘Okame’ (pink) and ‘First Lady’ (deep pink) in bloom now at our Garden Centers. Also some ‘Autumnalis’, a pale pink/white cherry that blooms spring and fall. Other cherry varieties in stock bloom later and are nicely budded and ready to go.
Cherry trees need full sun and well-drained soil…they also can benefit from a yearly application of garden lime.