Told ya!

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.