Nothing heralds the arrival of Spring better than a flowering Cherry in all its glory - truly a sight to gladden the heart after the cold winter months. A huge number of hybrids have been bred with different flower colours and shapes, but all will grow easily in any reasonable soil in full sun. The genus also includes the ornamental plum family such as P. cerasifera Nigra with it's striking purple foliage, as well as P. serrula with its outstanding peeling bark.