SHOWY, FRAGRANT WHITE BLOSSOMS IN SPRING
- Delicate, white to light pink blooms appear in early spring
- Dark green leaves turn a bright yellow in fall with bronze tints
- Very pollinator friendly
- Is a wonderful specimen tree or near your back patio
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 30-35' tall
- Mature Width: 30-35' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 25-35' part
Why plant Yoshino Flowering Cherry?
Yoshino Flowering Cherry is a soul-stirring tree in spring when it becomes a sparkling cloud of white or light pink blooms. The delicate but profuse blossoms have made this tree dear to Japanese hearts and to American hearts as well—Yoshino is one of the big players in our capital’s famous Cherry Blossom Festival each year. Plant this photogenic tree in your front yard and passersby will slow down to take in its beauty. This tree’s lovely peachy-yellow fall color is rarely mentioned, but is another reason to give this tree a premium viewing spot in your garden.
Upon learning of First Lady Taft’s desire to plant Japanese Cherry trees in Washington, Japan offered to donate 2000 trees on behalf of the city of Tokyo. The trees arrived in 1910, but much to the disappointment of all were infested with insects and disease. President Taft had no choice but to have the trees destroyed and burned. This incident led to the U.S. Congress of the Plant Quarantine Act of 1912, which was the first action taken to prevent the introduction of pests to the United States. In response to this, Japan graciously sent another 3,000 trees to Washington. Recent investigations have discovered that some of the original 1910 shipment may have been spared for quarantine and observation. Today, at what is now the East Potomac Golf Course, stand 18-20 old, large Yoshino Cherry trees, deliberately planted 50 apart. This spacing is typical of a quarantine project. These trees show insect damage which would make sense and genetic make-up does not match the trees later planted by the first lady in 1912. If this is the case, then these Cherry trees would be the oldest and join other historically significant trees in the United States.
How to use Yoshino Flowering Cherry in the landscape?
You may think that this tree is covered in cotton candy in the spring, but let me assure you - those are really flowers. Tufts of white/pink blooms appear in late April, followed by glossy dark green foliage throughout summer. Foliage changes to a nice golden yellow in fall along with round, black fruit that the birds love! And excellent choice for a street or specimen tree.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
How To Plant Yoshino Flowering Cherry
Yoshino Cherries tend to live fast and die young, but they sure turn some heads along the way. They typically live about 20 years, though the many centenarians in the Capitol prove that Flowering Cherries can survive much longer with intensive care. Give this tree full sun, regular irrigation, and soil that drains well to afford it the best chance of living a longer-than-normal life. Take care to never damage the bark with lawnmowers or string trimmers. This fast growing tree is actually a hybrid, and it sizes up quickly.
How To Water
Flowering Cherry will appreciate watering deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during long dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
While pruning is not needed, a light prune in spring (after the blooms have passed) is acceptable to open up the branching structure.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
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The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
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