Japanese Flowering Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis
- Also known as Yoshino Cherry
- Fragrant, white-pink flowers
- Oriental branching pattern
- Famous for Macon Cherry Blossom Festival and National Cherry Tree Festival in D.C.
- Deer-resistant: seldom severely damaged
- Grows 40' to 50' high
- Zones 5 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, OR, WA
Zones 5 - 8
The Japanese Flowering (Yoshino) Cherry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Japanese Flowering (Yoshino) Cherry falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
40' - 50' High
The Japanese Flowering (Yoshino) Cherry grows to be 40' - 50' feet in height.
25' - 40' Spread
The Japanese Flowering (Yoshino) Cherry has a spread of about 25' - 40' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This cherry does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Japanese Flowering (Yoshino) Cherry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
This cherry has rounded shape.
This tree, along with other cousins of the same species, is the very symbol of spring beauty. One of the most widely planted ornamental cherry trees, it is ideal for planting close to sidewalks or as a patio shade tree. These particular Japanese Flowering Cherry seedlings are grown from seeds or cuttings.
The Japanese Flowering Cherry is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings.
A native of Japan, the Yoshino Cherry tree was introduced to America in 1902. In Japan there is a believable legend that each spring a fairy maiden hovers low in the warm sky, wakening the sleeping Cherry trees to life with her delicate breath. This tree, along with its cousin the "Kwanzan" Cherry tree, is responsible for the spectacular pink color show each spring in Washington, D.C.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is some what drought tolerant.
The leaves alternate pattern, simple shape, often reddish as they emerge. Turning dark green by summer. Size ranges from 2-1/2 inches to 5 inches long and up to 2-1/2 inches wide.
Blossoms usually emerge before the leaves, providing a stunning show of pink, slightly fragrant flowers approximately 3/4 inch in diameter.
March - April.
The fruit is round in shape, 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter. It is attractive to birds and as a result leaves insignificant litter.
One of the original varities in the Tidal Basin in Washington DC. This is also the tree that made the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival famous. This large flowering tree is known for its fragrant and vibrant display of white-pink blossoms in the springtime. In summer, this tree will be a highlight of your yard with its oriental branching pattern, glossy bark, and dark-green leaves. The Japanese Flowering Cherry likes full sun, well-drained soil and grows to 40' to 50'. (zones 5-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.