Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Rapid grower to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus x yed-oh-EN-sis
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Spreading
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Rapid grower to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Pink
Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
Garden styleAsian/Zen
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.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
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.
Lore:
The flowering cherry is the quintessential symbol of spring and among the few flowering plants in the traditional Japanese tea garden.