Well-behaved trees that won't take over your yard -- or your neighbor's.
By Marie HoferMore in Outdoors
(Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula')
20-40 feet high and wide
The sight of a cherry tree in bloom can help you forget winter, but pick the variety carefully. Diseases and insects have caused many an early demise. The indomitable Sargent cherry (Prunus sargentii) (Zones 4-7) reaches 20-30 feet high and wide, bearing clusters of 1-1/2-inch pink flowers, and later, purplish-black fruit. Leaves open reddish, become shiny dark green, then turn maroon in fall. The weeping Higan cherry may have pink or white blooms; to be certain of color, buy the tree when it is in bloom. In colder climes (Zones 2-6) try the Amur chokeberry (P. maackii), which grows 35-45 feet high and wide and produces its frothy white flowers after the leaves appear. Fruit is red, turning black in late summer. Its glossy red-brown bark looks stunning in the snow.
Work and Play in Divided Space (00:03:46)
Remove Wallpaper Full Project (08:59)
Luxurious Linen Finish (02:10)
Hide Basement Support Columns (00:01:00)
Installing a Tub Surround (01:00)
Spruce Up Your Entryway (00:01:00)
Simple Pergola Kit (00:57)
How to Cut Pergola Rafters (00:46)
Basics on Retaining Walls (00:01:00)
Vinyl Siding Installation Tips (01:58)
How To Build a Live Oak Chandelier 19 Photos
Fancy Flights of Stairs 4 Photos
How to Make a Kitchen Herb Garden 8 Photos
How To Throw a Sprinkles Baby Shower 15 Photos
Kitchen Color Design Ideas 18 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.