Mount Fuji Flowering Cherry–A Tree for the Moment

The double pure white blossoms of the Mount Fuji flowering cherry opened last month and I knew that was my favorite tree.  It called to me on my walks and I kept getting drawn to it.  My dog tried to get me over where the grass smelled like several shades of pee, but I couldn’t take my eyes off of this tree.  Petals so white, … Continue reading Mount Fuji Flowering Cherry–A Tree for the Moment

Kwanzan Flowering Cherry

Pink and orange, you can’t miss them right now.  The neighborhoods are filled with Kwanzan Flowering Cherry Trees, bursting with blossoms.  The flowers are a pure pink and the new leaves emerge bronzy-orange colored,  making this an eye-catching color combination.  Kwanzan blooms after Mt. Fuji, whose leaves are starting to take over the lovely white flowers.  Unfortunately, Kwanzan is susceptible to fungal diseases, such as … Continue reading Kwanzan Flowering Cherry

Mt. Fuji Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata, or the Japanese flowering cherry is coming on late this year, but who cares about the wait, it’s amazing.  Why do people demand evergreens, safely familiar all year long, when they can have this?  This flower that’s like a drug, that alters our consciousness?  One glance will smooth the worries, cancel the headache and make smiles break out everywhere.  I like a tree … Continue reading Mt. Fuji Flowering Cherry