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!
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.