Q.Will Japanese Cherry Trees Grow Well in Rhode Island?
My husband gave me a Japanese Cherry tree for my birthday. We’re trying to figure out the exact placement, near or far from the house, front or back of the house, etc. Is this tree hardy enough for Rhode Island? We have a huge tree already established on the side of our yard, which looks like another variety of a cherry tree. What exactly is our zone? Thanks so much for your assistance.
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These trees are hardy in Zones 5-8 and, since you are Zones 6-7, you should have no problem growing it in your area. This map will help pinpoint your exact zone, depending on where you're located in Rhode Island: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/rhode-island-planting-zones.htm