Akebono Yoshino Cherry
Akebono Yoshino Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'Item #6698 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Create a spectacular show with masses of fragrant, double white to pink flowers on a spreading, arching crown. Glossy, dark green leaves turn bright yellow in fall. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Rapid grower to 25 ft. tall and wide.Key Feature:Spring FloweringBlooms:SpringLandscape Uses:
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus x yed-oh-EN-sisPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Rapid grower to 25 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PinkGarden styleAsian/ZenDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.