Few plants brighten up the garden in spring as effectively as a flowering cherry tree. Visually stunning they are also an important source of nectar for insects.
So highly valued in their country of origin that the unfolding of the flowers is reported alongside the weather forecast so people can plan their Hanami - an outdoor celebration of the blossom with lavish picnics under the dazzling blooms.
Whether your taste is for the delicate, single white flowers of 'Chocolate Ice' or the big, blousy pinks of 'Kanzan', there are many delightful varieties to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites...click on the photos for more information.