- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 35' tall
- Mature Width: 35' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 25-35' part
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the 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 Toyko. 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 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.
Why Bower & Branch?
At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.
- Trusted, Experienced Growers
- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise
- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.
We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Mature Height: 35' tall
Mature Width: 35' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 25-35' apart
How To Plant
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. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our 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 your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
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!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes A and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).