Sunday, November 02, 2008

A Flowering Tree for Spring and Fall: Autumn Cherry Blossoms

Despite temperatures forecast to dip below freezing, another week has gone by and I have thankfully not yet experienced my first frost. The weather is supposed to be in the forties to sixties this week, so it will be a perfect autumn week in the garden.

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As I have previously written, I love flowering trees. I love them so much that I seek out varieties that blossom at various times of the year, not just the spring. For example, my new autumn cherry, prunus subhirtella autumnalis (pictured below), which I planted this spring in the Walled Garden, blossoms in both the spring and the fall. The autumn blooms, offset by the leaves which have already started to change from green to red, started showing themselves in October and are continuing into November.


3 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Is it a joke? Can it be true? Amazing / lol Tyra

heirloomgardener said...

This is not a joke. There are several nurseries that carry the trees, at least in the United States. And I agree, it is amazing!

yiru said...

This is really amazing!! Where did you find it?

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