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Cherry Tree- Yoshino

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The Yoshino Cherry Tree is the superstar of cherry festivals and it can be the superstar of your spring garden!  Covered in pinkish-white blooms, with a delicate, almond scent early spring, it is a showy yet elegant addition to any sunny spot in your yard! It also has small, dark, cherry like fruits in summer that attract a variety of birds!

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The Yoshino Cherry Tree came to america in 1902, from Japan, where it is truly the superstar of the the annual Cherry Festival.  Its' profuse, and lightly almond scented, pink-tinged white blossoms put on a showy display from March-April.  An elegant show-stopper, this tree is surprisingly low-maintenance and easy to grow. It just needs a sunny spot and evenly moist conditions to really thrive in almost any type of soil.  It grows at a moderate pace, reaching up to 40-50 feet high, and can make an excellent shade tree underplanted with azaleas, hostas, and hydrangeas. Its' elegant, oriental-shaped branches even look pretty alone in winter.

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.