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Cherry Trees (Prunus)

Cherry Tree with White Blossoms

Cherry Tree with Pink Blossoms

Cherry Blossom in Hand

Photos by Kami April 2010.

Flowering Cherries (Prunus)
are generally small, hardy decorative trees that are well known for their beauty. Originally native to Japan, Flowering Cherries are among the most beautiful of all flowering trees. Deciduous trees, Flowering Cherries bloom in early spring, with some species blooming in fall as well. Their blooms attract butterflies and bees.