We had a very pretty flowering weeping cherry tree at our previous home. Unfortunately, we could not allow it to grow naturally due to overhead wires and had to prune it substantially every year. Below is a picture taken this spring.
I was at Home Depot about a week ago looking for shade trees for our front yard when I ran across a weeping subhirtella cherry (pendula Prunus subhirtella) marked 50% off. I loved our old tree so much that I knew I couldn’t pass it up. It is now planted in our new front yard. It should only be a few years before it fills out nicely. Our old tree grew like wild fire. Every year my husband would trim it up so he could mow around it more easily and every year it grew till it was almost touching the ground. I hope the new tree follows in its footsteps.
I plan on planting some perennials around the tree either this fall or next spring to add extra color and interest.