Companions for Cherry Blossoms
I love a garden that is full of late Spring/early Summer blossoms and there is nothing more special that a garden that looks feathery and full at this time of the year> here are some companion plants that would work so well with the Cherry.
The fluffy white star shaped flowers of the magnolia stellata are a gorgeous light addition to the Cherry. They pick up on the papery texture of the cherry but yet have blossoms that are larger and elegant in shape. The compact tree is great for a small garden and open nice and early and are even slightly scented. They like a sheltered spot and whejn planting add plenty of peat to the mix.
This incredibly round shaped magnolia is a stunning addition to the garden and if you’re into a very feminine scheme this will really give lovely contrast to the white of the other trees. This tree likes acidic soil also and will grow to about 8 metres in height so not for the small garden. This tree is truly breathtaking when in bloom and again needs a bit of protection to do well.
It’s hard to choose something to plant under these showstoppers but I think you can never go wrong with the amazing Hellebore. N matter which variety you choose, when in bloom will echo the colours of the trees. The amazing evergreen structure of the leaves will give a deep green groundcover under the trees and they do well in the shade, so perfect under the cover of the canopies.