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Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) trees are a hybrid native to Japan and are one of the predominant cherry trees planted in Washington D.C. Because of its fragrant, light pink flowers, manageable size, and elegant shape, the Yoshino cherry is often used as an ornamental tree. Its small fruit is an important source of food for birds. The foliage turns yellow with bronze tints in the fall.
Kousa Dogwoods (Cornus kousa) are trees native to East Asia, and they happen to be exceptionally showy when in bloom. The tree flowers after it has leafed out, creating flowery pops of white against the green foliage. They also produce edible berries, and their larger seeds can be ground into jams and sauces. The tree has a radiant red coloring during the fall.
Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum) are best known for their bright fall foliage and for being a primary source of maple syrup. The fall coloring is often spectacular, ranging from bright yellow to fluorescent red-orange. In some trees, the full spectrum of possible colors can be seen at the same time.
Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) trees have a distinctive spreading canopy that is considered unique among hardwoods, creating dense shade. They are quite adaptive and can be found on five different continents. The pin oak is pleasing to the eye in all seasons, and happens to be a particularly resilient tree.
Japanese Tree Lilacs (Syringa reticulata) are small trees that bear deliciously fragrant flowers which capture the essence of spring. These blooms are considered to symbolize love, and when in bloom, hummingbirds and butterflies adorn them.
Each tree comes with an OPTIONAL commemorative plaque, which can be created in honor or in memory of someone special to you. Please complete the "tree tribute" section below to customize your plaque text.