Thursday, 18 June 2015

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 117 - WEEPING CHERRY

One of the most spectacular flowering weeping trees is the Japanese weeping cherry tree. Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Rubra' (pink) and Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula Alba' (white) are great prolifically flowering cultivars.

Weeping Cherry Trees look great as a feature tree, or if you have the space why not line the driveway with them, an outstanding effect. Weeping cherry trees are a popular ornamental tree grown widely for the well known pink, red or white blossom that appears in spring as well as the attractive pendulous foliage that follows.

Weeping cherry trees are usually grafted specimens and are available in different heights, so dwarf or low growing forms are available. When planting a Weeping Cherry Tree consider its final growing size, especially the diameter, provide enough space so that the true form of the tree can stand out in the landscape. Weeping Trees crammed into small spaces usually do not look that attractive.

Although we are still in the early part of Winter, some of the Spring blossoming trees have already started to burst into flower. This is a specimen in a garden in Ivanhoe, an inner Melbourne suburb.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.






6 comments:

  1. Nothing like fluffy cherry tree blossoms.

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  2. Nothing like fluffy cherry tree blossoms.

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  3. Beautiful shots of one of my favourites.

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  4. "Although we are still in the early part of Winter, some of the Spring blossoming trees have already started to burst into flower..."
    it's a WOW... amazing and such beautiful tree!!

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