Spring has sprung, at last! East Dulwich, where our office is, looks magical at this time of the year as most streets have been lined with Japanese cherry trees. Like a mini Kyoto...well not quite, but close ;-)
Here is a list of my top 5 Japanese cherry trees, a must to celebrate early Spring each year and lift everybody's spirit at the end of a long Winter: a very inspired choice indeed for street trees, and of course gardens and parks, urban landscapes:
Prunus Sargentii. Great Autumn colour.
Prunus Shirotae, vugorous tree with a signature spreading habit.
Prunus 'Pink Perfection". Blossoms later, in May.
Prunus 'Takkasago', the name refers to a song about an ancient Japanese card game.
Prunus Tai-Haku. White blossom against young bronze leaves.