I am just going to let the pictures tell the story. I dead-head this 37 year old Rhodo every year. It pays off every spring!! We moved into this house in December 1979. As soon as Spring hit in 1980 I planted trees and the gardens. Not a lot remains of the original gardens, but this rhododendron is still here and I love it.
This old Kwanzan Cherry tree is about 20 feet tall and about 25+ feet across. I am guessing, but that is about right. Allan and I did a pruning of this large cherry this winter. We took out about 25%. Mostly crossed, damaged or rogue branches.
It is an 'amazing flowery' spring. I've never seen it like this.