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Flowering cherry

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Plant flowering cherries where they'll be visible through a window, then enjoy these garden centerpieces in all four seasons. Their graceful weeping branches are laden with pink confetti-like blooms in spring, and the satiny bark shines to best advantage when bare in winter. Many offer wonderful fall foliage to complete the beauty.

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Akebono Yoshino cherry
Akebono Yoshino cherry
Prunus x yedoense 'Akebono' is a queen of spring. Akebono Yoshino cherry is robed with masses of fragrant, double white to pink flowers. It has a spreading, arching crown and dark green leaves that turn brilliant yellow in fall. Zones 4-8
'Alba Plena' flowering almond
'Alba Plena' flowering almond
Prunus glandulosa 'Alba Plena' showcases double white flowers. It has a spreading habit and grows 3-5 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-9
Flowering almond
Flowering almond
Prunus triloba bursts into bloom in May with bold double pink flowers. It's usually grown as a shrub, through it can be pruned as a small tree. It grows 12 feet tall and wide. Zones 6-8
Flowering cherry
Flowering cherry
(Prunus x subhirtella) features pink or white flowers in spring and sometimes again in fall. It grows 25 feet tall and wide. Zones 6-8
Flowering cherry
Flowering cherry
(Prunus serrula) bears shiny, copper-colored bark and white flowers in mid-spring. The green foliage turns gold in fall. The tree grows 30 feet tall and wide. Zones 6-8
'Icicle' flowering peach
'Icicle' flowering peach
A late-flowering cultivar with bright white, double flowers, 'Icicle' is an eye-catching plant in bloom. Prune it regularly to maintain a pleasing form. Zone 6
Newport Cherry plum
Newport Cherry plum
(Prunus cerasifera 'Newport') bears attractive purple foliage and white flowers in spring. The plum-like fruit is edible. The tree grows 30 feet tall and wide and is native to areas of North America. Zones 5-9
Pink Star flowering cherry
Pink Star flowering cherry
Long-lasting vivid pink flowers dangle below the branches of this fast-growing cherry tree. The tree's long, arching branches give the plant a striking umbrella outline. Zone 5
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