The name “Japanese Cherry Blossom” is the name used for blooms from the Prunus serrulata tree, commonly known as the Japanese Cherry Tree or the Japanese Sakura. The tree flowers bloom for two weeks each year, often during March or April in the United States. Most cherry blossom tree species are “weeping,” with downward sloping branches. Full-grown trees often reach heights of over ten feet, with spread sizes starting at six feet wide. Blossoms colors range from white to pale or soft pinks, with some varieties producing darker red or purple blossoms. Most cherry blossom trees do well with full sun and well drained soil.