Sargent cherry, a type of ornamental tree
Photo: Mark Turner
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Ornamental Trees

These are the showboats of the landscape, whether for their flowers, striking bark, or impressive structure. All offer multiseason appeal.

Sargent cherry
(Prunus sargentii)
Zones 5–8

Clouds of pink flowers open in early spring before leaves appear. Orange-red fall color; shiny, reddish-brown bark. Small, dark, summer fruit attracts birds. Grows 20–30 feet high and wide; likes full sun and moist, well-drained acid to neutral soil.
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