Japanese Cherry

Japanese Cherry trees provides shade and beauty in the backyard
Japanese Cherry trees provides shade and beauty in the backyard

Zones: 5 – 8

Height: 40′ to 50′

Width: 25′ to 40′

Light: Sun

Japanese Cherry trees (or Yoshino cherry) are ornamental trees that are covered in beautiful white or pink blooms in the spring. They bloom relatively early (around the same time as the redbud as you can see in the corner) and are a great way to signal the start of the gardening season.

They also have a very pretty shape and make a good backyard tree since they don’t produce any actual cherries…which means less mess to clean up! That’s part of the reason I chose it to plant beside the deck at the back of my yard (and why they are on my best backyard trees list).

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