Cherries belong to the rose family, which also includes other trees such as hawthorns, apples and pears. The Japanese ornamental cherry has only ornamental value. The fruits of this tree have hardly any flesh and are sour in taste. It is a medium-sized tree of 6 to 10 meters in height. The crown shape is wide vase-shaped. The tips of the branches hang over, eventually flattening the crown. It blooms profusely in April! The flowers are light pink in bud and white after opening. They smell slightly of almond. The flower diameter is approximately 3.5 cm. In autumn the leaves turn bright yellow.