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Plant a Cherry Tree of Your Own

As BBG's stunning cherry collection demonstrates, a wide variety of flowering cherry cultivars grow well in Brooklyn. Many also make great additions to a home garden or backyard—not only here but throughout USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. Cherry trees come in a wide range of shapes, and there's even a "patio cherry," suitable for a container planting. Read on for advice from BBG's Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden curator, Brian Funk, on choosing a cherry cultivar for your home garden.

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Prunus x yedoensis
Prunus x yedoensis. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.