Akebono Yoshino Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'
|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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Eastern Snowball (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
|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.|
|Lore||The flowering cherry is the quintessential symbol of spring and among the few flowering plants in the traditional Japanese tea garden.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.