ELEGANT PINK BLOOMS TO SIGNAL THE START OF SPRING
Meet the Yoshino Cherry Tree (Prunus x yedoensis pendula). This darling flowering tree is as seductive as it is sweet!
The Yoshino tree features fragrant, white flowers with an oriental branching pattern and glossy bark with dark-green leaves. Its winter form has yellow fall color and elegant bark which makes this a year-round favorite for landscapers and gardeners. The Japanese Cherry tree has become very popular over the years for its graceful form.
Starting in early spring, clusters of white-pink flowers will burst open to put on a show and signal the start of spring! The flowers are snow white in color with rose pink centers that give the appearance of a pale pink hue. Contrasting the showy flowers are branches that sway alongside the trunk of the tree. The commencement of fall turns the leaves to shades of golden yellow and bronze-red or orange for some amazing fall foliage.
Best used as a specimen tree or near a deck or patio for shade, the White Cherry tree will additionally work nicely along sidewalks or near a water feature as focal point. This large specimen takes on a delicate habit with delicate branches and a short, stout trunk.
YOSHINO CHERRY TREE CARE
Yoshino Cherry is a lovely addition to a sunny spot where a beautiful flowering tree is needed. The Cherry Blossom tree does best in acidic soil with good drainage and thrives in full sun. Partial shade is tolerated but flowers may be sparse. Well draining soil is quintessential to keep the tree healthy – they don’t like wet feet and it can cause root rot.
Cherry flowering white Yoshino grows best across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-8. They are relatively free of pests and diseases.
When to Plant Cherry Tree
The best time to plant a Yoshino Cherry tree is early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish a strong root system. The fall season is another great option for planting the Yoshino flowering Cherry variety if you live in a warmer climate.
How to Plant a Cherry Tree
As soon as you receive your new tree, you’ll want to take it out of the shipping box and give it some water. This will help it perk back up after being in a box for a few days without air circulation and sunlight. They are very hardy and will bounce back quickly! Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Place the tree into the planting hole and backfill it with native soil or amended soil. Press firmly to compact the soil and rid any air bubbles. Mulch the flowering cherry tree with a thick 2-inch layer of mulch or organic matter to help retain moisture at the base of the tree. Water the tree thoroughly and consistently the first year to establish a strong root system. Once established, the trees are drought tolerant.
How to Prune a Cherry Tree
Pruning cherry trees is essential to keep the white blooms looking their best. Cut back any branches that touch to ground to at least 6 inches above the ground near the tree trunk. Cut back any dead or crossed branches, as well as branches that shoot straight up. After making these cuts, take a step back and check out your masterpiece. You’ll then want to form the tree to a desirable shape and size of your liking. It’s important to maintain a regular pruning schedule when the cherries prunus are young trees so they grow with good shape and form.
When to Prune a Cherry Tree
The best time to prune a Yoshino Cherry Tree is in late winter before the buds or leaves break for spring and while the branches are dormant. You will have the best viewpoint to make proper pruning cuts. The ornamental tree should not have any leaves or flowers.
Yoshino Cherry Tree Size
They are moderately fast-growing trees! The Yoshino Cherry Tree growth rate is up to 1-2 feet per year. Applying fertilizer annually will help to speed up the process. The best fertilizer for cherry trees is our slow-release fertilizer which will slowly fertilize over the course of one year. The mature size of these mesmerizing trees is up to 15-25 feet tall and 15-30 feet wide.
Prized for its elegant look and consistent blooms – add this work of art into your landscape today!
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Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8