Given proper care and attention, flowering cherry trees have a long life span and can live up to 250 years.
Which Cherry Blossom Tree Should I Choose?
Double flowered varieties look best singly where they can be admired from all sides, while single-flowering trees are traditionally used in rows or group plantings.
- The most delicate pink blossoms belong to Prunus Sargentii, P. Spire and P. Accolade.
- Tai Haku is the best white, but it's a spreading tree.
- Ukon has almost buttery flowers.
Spire has a columnar habit when young, suitable for small gardens, but Rancho and Amanogawa are even more fastigiate (thin and upright).
Okame, with red pink early blossom, has shrub-like habit, while Kikushidare has big flower clusters with a small and weeping habit.
Tibetica is not strictly in the club, but with its burnished mahogany bark provides four seasons of interest.
None of the flowering Cherries in this section carry fruit that humans would enjoy; browse our delicious sweet or sour cherry trees for those.