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a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 1,033

Hi, i am thinking of an avenue of trees - its for an informal curved road through my garden.  Its an open sunny site, pretty windy.  I have planted hedges but not much protection yet. 

i dont know what sort of trees, but was thinking a cherry blossom.  Whats the best type?  Also would you put them in pairs or kind of staggered along the road? 

Also would you have all the same tree, or maybe alternate 2 types? 

Very interersted in opinions on what would look best.


  • Abby2Abby2 Posts: 101

    I have two flowering cherry trees in my garden - both are lovely, reliable and would recommend - a Prunus Kanzan and Amanogawa. The latter is very narrow and upright. Just up the road from me there is a house with an avenue of Sorbus acuparia trees - not much in the way of flowers but leaf colour is lovely especially in the spring. 

  • Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

    I would go for all the same type and plant in pairs if it was me. I can't really help on tree type apart from to say see if you can get something that looks good for more than a month or two a year. Maybe something that has interesting leaves, or maybe berries in the autumn.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,121

    If you could find two similar but different cherries that bloomed at slightly staggered times, you could plant them alternately to extend the flowering period - but I think you'd need to speak to a specialist Prunus nursery to choose the perfect two types of cherry to get that right.

    Otherwise I'd go for everything the same. 

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  • a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 1,033

    I will go for same tree, in pairs as suggested.  I do like the look of kanzan, definitely worth looking into, although i have not decided on pink, and did see prunus tai haku great white cherry.  That looks great as well. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,940

    An avenue of matching trees will have great impact a1154. The white ones are stunning. Good luck with it - it will make a very impressive entrance image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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