Plum Bush Ornamental Cherry
Deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees 4-14 feet tall, the Prunus family embraces a wide range of forms. Flowers are single or double, in white, pink and red shades. Deciduous flowering cherries, needing full sun to perform well, should be sheltered form strong winds. All Prunus prosper on any well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Evergreen varieties also thrive on thin, sandy soils. The ornamental cherry at a glance is a huge family of deciduous, spring-flowering cherries and carpeting or hedging evergreens. Hardiness rating is according to species. Plant March, May-November. Prune in April and flowers in March-April and June.