• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 25 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Sensational Spring Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus x yed-oh-EN-sis
    Plant type:Tree, Tree
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 25 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasThis is one of the largest of all flowering Cherry, with a habit that is more spreading than the usual vase shape. Broad canopy means it will provide shade for smaller patios, front yards, and other outdoor living spaces. A stunning single specimen in lawns or when used as a street tree. Even more lovely at your front-yard entry gate or to highlight a cottage garden. Large enough to line driveways or mark vehicle entries. Size makes it a great source of strong spring color in large home landscapes, parks and commercial sites.
    Companion PlantsEastern Snowball (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide humus-rich, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune for shape and structure after flowering.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This is a hybrid flowering cherry is considered the most floriferous of the group. It was developed in Japan with ancestry that is difficult to trace. It was introduced into the United States in 1902 through the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Mass, where stock was developed which resulted into a number of cultivars. It is known there as the Yoshino Cherry of Tokyo and nearly a thousand trees were planted there in 1912 as a part of the cherry collection presented to the mayor as a gift of friendship.. This is the species planted around the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. This tree comes true from seed but is most often grafted onto a Prunus avium rootstock.
    The flowering cherry is the quintessential symbol of spring and among the few flowering plants in the traditional Japanese tea garden.