Absolutely ideal for the spring, Prunus varieties (Flowering Cherries) provide a burst of colour to announce spring.
And for existing and new development sites they are ideal growing in any well-drained garden soil – a bit of lime is always helpful though.
Trees reach around 6 metres when mature with a spreading, weeping or growth habit.
Between March and May clusters of 5-petalled white or pink, 25 – 50mm blossom to provide the brightest plant in the spring garden.
The Common Almond grows to around 7.5 metres and produces pink flowers in March, which is a very decorative feature for any development in Spring. It thrives in urban gardens but highly unlikely to produce almonds.