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Akebono Yoshino Cherry

Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'

Pronunciation: PROO-nus x yed-oh-EN-sis
SKU #06698
4-8

Good to grow! 5

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OVERVIEW
Description Create a spectacular show with masses of fragrant, double white to pink flowers on this large flowering cherry with a beautiful, spreading, arching crown. Glossy, dark green leaves turn bright yellow in fall. A stunning lawn specimen that is excellent for use as a shade tree. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 25 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Eastern Snowball (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore The flowering cherry is the quintessential symbol of spring and among the few flowering plants in the traditional Japanese tea garden.

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