This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
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Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
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AZ, CA, WA
Enjoy Blooms in Spring, Autumn and even Winter!
- Delicate pale-pink flowers all season - Most cold-hardy flowering tree available - Relatively drought tolerant
Your Tree Blooms when others are Bare or Brown.
These semi-double blooms burst with color in the springtime... but what makes this tree so unique is that its flowers appear again in the fall (when other trees are losing their leaves) and during warm winters (when trees are usually dormant).
A great choice near gardens, small areas, or anywhere you would like to add color.
Picture having the only tree in your neighborhood that gives you beautiful blooms when the weather turns cold.
If you have trouble with flowering trees in your area, try the Autumn Flowering Cherry. It can grow almost anywhere.
I bought this tree - zone 9 It looked like a twig when we planted it.The local gardening stores had never heard of a cherry blooming 3 seasons, so I was not sure what to think.Well I am pleased to say it's been 2 years & it loves its new home and has tripled in size. It kinda looks like a very large bush now. We wanted it to get a good root system before pruning. It is a beautiful hardy tree.I want to order 2 more, but I see they are sold out for now. I'll try later.Gorgeous tree. I look forward to watching it grow. Would highly recommend. (But let me get my 2 more 1st! LOL
I bought one of these trees last fall and was thrilled to see it adapted really well. It bloomed the first spring and it's growing beautifully! In comparison, I bought a Kwanzan cherry tree from a local big box store at the same time, and it still hasn't bloomed... I'm very pleased with the quality from fastgrowingtrees.com :
I am thoroughly pleased with how the Autumn Cherry arrived! Despite summer shipping, shipment to zone 8, it arrived well packed, well watered and thriving. I followed the recommendations, set it in the shade, outside for a few days, before putting it in the ground. It is now well planted, using the soil additions also ordered, and it is doing just Great! I ordered the 6 ft tree, and it was definitley 6 ft, and probably a bit more. There is a ton of new growth on it already and it's only been in the ground a few weeks. I'm also pleased that the pruning already done will help it grow into the single main trunk I prefer. Wonderful tree, expect great things from it!
Although the received tree was a sapling about 7 feet tall, and I was pleased with its height, its height was less than what I had been led to believe it would be (closer to 10 feet). The tree is still in its first year of planting, so I cannot comment on its flower production. My garden soil dries quickly, and the tree requires daily watering or it begins to wilt.
I purchased this tree back in February 2015 and in the first few weeks I began seeing blooms. I purchased the bare root 5-6 ft and it was exactly that size.
The tree since then has began to wilt and loose its leaves. The ground I have it is is a composition of clay and also potting soil. It has been raining quite a bit since I last planted so it has received plenty of natural water and that may be the reason the leaves are falling as the tree may have been getting too much water.
Even though the tree hasn't taken off like I have wanted, I would still recommend this tree as the beauty of it, even though it is small, is nothing short of breathtaking when it is in full bloom.
Very impressed with the shipping dept. Surprised at the size of the tree we received. Put it in the ground immediately and it is doing very well. Can't wait for it to grow and blossom. We will definitely be return buyers.
We bought one of these last summer. It did great here in MN. It grew fast, and got white flowers twice the first summer and fall! This spring it bloomed again. It has pretty pink and white blooms. So, this summer we bought another one. That one is growing slower than the first one we have. But, still doing well. It did not bloom yet either. But, we hope it will bloom in the fall.
I applied miracle grow in concentrated form to Autumn Cherry Tree . I was sure I killed it as all the leaves fell off. Well what do you know it bounced back and now appears more vibrant then ever . it grew a few inches in past two months despite near death experience . I am very happy with this purchase
We were very pleased with how nice our tree was when arrived. It was packed very carefully and arrived in very good condition. We have not experienced any blooming as of yet as we have only had it for a few months, but look forward to watching it grow and flower. The tree was purchased in memory of my Mother who passed away in April.
My 2 cherry trees arrived in barefoot, well packaged.They had some leaves on, but wilted. We were having an unexpected late snow, so I kept them the garage for over a week. There are new leaves coming out now. Its too early to comment on how the tree growing. My overall experience with FGT is good, except customer service was rude and the trees are expensive.
This tree is as tall as claimed, but is very skinny has very few branches. The few leaves on it look wilty, but I've been watering it regularly and it's been getting sun. Not sure what else to do for it.
Purchased this tree in the early spring of 2013. Yes, they said it was 5-6 feet tall. I did not realize that was root ball and all. Once in the ground, I sighed when it was just over 4 feet tall. Figured it would be many years before the "fruit" of my labor was enjoyed. Just pruned for first time and tree is still almost 12' tall. Bloomed 3 times this year, last just after Christmas. Will buy another to compliment the two I now have.
Was lead to believe tree would arrive larger. Arrived as a sapling approx 4'. I purchased it in memory of my father. The first year just a few small branches an some leaves. It is in its second year has grown only approx a foot an half an has just a few mote branches an leaves. So far I have been disappointed.
I received my tree in record time in good shape as promised. I noticed leaves trying to turn brown after I planted it and we have had record rains here in Chicago area. (8 inches in June alone) It seems to be adjusting to it's new location and I'm watching how much I water it as I have been informed by you that too much water can look like too little water also. I will better be able to give a fair appraisal of this tree after a few more months in the ground. Keep in touch.
It is too soon to make an excellent comment since my 3 trees are still new and young, As of this time, I would say they are still alive and doing very good and most probably they are still on the verge of adjustment on their new environment. I'm expecting too much from these trees. They are like my children. My concern is when winter comes.
It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Autumn Cherry Tree
Plant your Autumn Cherry Tree in an area the receives full to partial sunlight. Autumn Cherry Trees can get 20 to 40 feet tall and 15 - 25 feet, so make sure that your Autumn Cherry Tree has enough room to flourish.
Autumn Cherry Trees prefer slightly acidic soil but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Water your Autumn Cherry Tree once every two to three weeks. Only give your tree extra water during times of drought.
Fertilize your Autumn Cherry Tree in the early Spring and Early Fall with a well balanced all purpose fertilizer. Your Autumn Cherry Tree will produce white to pink blooms every Spring and Fall. Often in the Summer and during mild winters your Autumn Cherry Tree may bloom again.
We just lost a beautiful landscape tree in a huge storm and we were looking for a beautiful tree that offers multi-season interest that wouldn't take too long before it was an attractive size. The Autumn Cherry fit the bill and we can't wait to get it in the ground!
It's a unique ornamental tree you'll enjoy with blooms 2 times a year. Disease resistant and with my husband being a tree expert for 25yrs, has been looking for one for our new house.local nurserys didn't have them..Bet your neighbors would want one
I bought this for a friend who just lost her father. I found out during the funeral service that he was a lover of trees. My mom has the same cherry tree, and it's beautiful. I know that my friend will look at it and think of her father.
An absolutely beautiful tree, especially once it reaches maturity. It can grow in the area where I live (central Minnesota), it will add some aesthetic value to my property, and these trees are known for their positively intoxicating scent.
I live in Zone 8 or College Station, Texas. I am very interested in planting this tree next February and I want to make sure that the tree has a great soil base to survive. What is the best type of soil that this tree will thrive in?
Best Answer:This tree is pretty tolerant of most soils, though it must have good drainage. It will be fine in ordinary, decent garden soil, but if you have heavy clay or real light, sandy soil, you will want to add a generous amount of compost to help with drainage and moisture retention.
Best Answer:You can plant pretty much any time, if your ground is not frozen. If you plant in summer, you will need to pay attention to watering, so your tree stays evenly moist to withstand summer heat. We supply the best form for transplanting depending on the time of year, and we only ship when it is feasible to plant in any given area.
I removed a sycamore because the root system was damaging the driveway. What is the root system on the Autumn Cherry tree; and how does it compare to the Kwanzan Cherry? I have to get an approval from my homeowners' association and need to know the answer before they will approve. (they approved the Kwanzan Cherry and are giving me a hard time about the Autumn Cherry. Is there a difference???) Thank anyone out there
Best Answer:The short answer is no. This tree is an ornamental and produces beautiful white flowers at the onset of fall and spring. Year over year as the tree becomes more established it will produce more and more blooms. After it completes the blooming process the blooms will slowly be blown away in the wind and the tree will either begin to drop it's leaves for fall or bud new ones for spring. It is a very beautiful tree and you can't go wrong having it in your yard. Throughout spring and summer it is lush with green leaves.
Best Answer:When I planted this tree, it didn't have many leaves. It bloomed the first year, and it is blooming now. Honestly, I haven't noticed it having many leaves yet but it has been healthy and I am extremely pleased with it.......I would say it has been one of my best purchases. (My neighbor ordered one after I purchased mine, and hers is blooming, too.)
I purchased this tree for a friend that lives in Minnesota and she has sent me pictures of it in spring and autumn while it is in bloom. She planted it in the spring time of 2014 and it has flourished. That being said, MInnesota has a much harsher climate than Massachusetts, which is where I live as well. I am more than certain you could plant this tree in either season and it will endure.
Best Answer:Depending on your location, I water mine once a week and do it slowly. Also, you don't need to if you have rain at least once a week. If you haven't planted yet, soak the root ball over night in water before planting, this will help reduce shock. New trees need plenty of water the first year as they are settling in and making new roots. If it is a hot summer, perhaps water in the evening, so the water can reach the roots without evaporating. Good luck and enjoy :D
I planted my two autumn cherry trees in an outdoor pot with miracle grow moisture control potting soil. I water them daily with about a liter of filtered water from my kitchen unless it rains. They've grown exponentially! I will continue this and transfer them in ground in the front yard after a year.
I just followed the planting instructions that came with it and it is doing great after surviving the winter and high desert heat in summer. I just water it with the auto lawn sprinklers so no deep watering needed. Great hardy tree Robert in Reno
They are watered everyday in the nurseries, and now that you are going to plant it,you must wean the water down to every second day for the next week them the following week twice and then once a week. This is so it wont go into shock.
OK received an Autumn Cherry as a gift from my uncle and aunt from Georgia. I it planted it 14 months ago and it's doing great on it's own. I did run a host to it a few times last July and August during the dry spells but that was it.
Best Answer:I planted my Autumn Cherry Tree September 2014. The tree has been growing vertically and beginning to spread out. I anticipate at least five feet on each side of the trunk a number of years from now. R. H. (N.J.)
Best Answer:My autumn cherry is about one year old (5-6 feet with 1 inch trunk). I am using a skinny green tree stake (4-5 foot at depot) to brace it with zip ties ( not too tight to restrict growth...leave some space to the trunk and check every month, cut and replace zip ties as needed). I would gently persuade it to straighten with zip ties, then after the trunk is 2 to 3 inches diameter, u can switch to the heavy duty staking kit ( the kind with ground stakes, rope and the garden hose pieces to protect the trunk, and stake it more firmly. The tree is still young and should be easy to straighten out, just be gentle.
I use a staking system Tree-mate-o. It's the best system I've ever used. It allows you to adjust the height of the support as needed. My tree does the same thing, so I set my support higher than normal.. Your can see pics and purchase from Agricultural solutions. Watering depends on where you live,and soil conditions. Normally you just want to keep the roots wet but be careful not to drown them. I hope this helps. If ya'all have any other questions I'm happy to respond.
Wendy, this is what happened to my tree as well. I bought the tree last year. I secured it with the steak to pull it to the opposite side but found that it did not help as the tree grow bigger. So I just let it leans as it pleases.
The place I want to plant this tree is clay type soil and is in a grass area that gets watered by a sprinkler once a week and when really hot and dry, twice a week. Will the soil or water be a problem?
Best Answer:I live in an area that also has a very hot climate. The soil that the tree is currently is loam clay soil. My only recommendation is to add some sort of peat moss or other soil to break up the clay soil. It seems to do best in good draining soil. I think twice a week is good if indeed it gets that hot. My tree did struggle through the Texas heat but it made it through with a similar watering strategy. Hope that helps some!
The first year will be critical, ensure you soak your tree 24 hours before planting. And water at the minimal once a week. I also suggest you add compost to your soil, this will help. Your tree will grow in clay, but if you really want it to blossom to its full extent, enrich the soil with compost. I add chicken poop as well, you can find that at a gardening store. Good luck,
Best Answer:I live in Tennessee and have clay and rock soil. I bought 3 of the autumn cherry trees and they are doing fine. They bloomed this spring and should bloom this fall. When we planted them, we dug a 3ft hole around them and mixed the clay with compost and composted manure and added some osmocote ( slow release fertilizer granules)and watered them really well. We also mulched along the top. They are growing and doing well.
Best Answer:I planted my new tree, which was about five feet tall, in October. I staked it because I didn't want to take the chance of heavy winds breaking it. I was surprised that I got a few blossoms a couple of months ago. The tree is about 8 feet tall and looks healthy. I picked this tree because it blooms twice a year as my previous tree bloomed once a year. Good luck in what ever you choose:)
Best Answer:hello, i bought a small vrrsion of this tree so there wss only 1 fork on it but the main trunk was well defined. since it was planted over a year ago there is still a main trunk (thicker now) with many branches sprouting off it. hope this gives you a better idea of what to expect.
Best Answer:The shipping is fine. The tree comes potted, stapled into in a carton. I don't remember if it was shipped UPS or USPS, but I received a 7-ft tree in good shape (SC to NY).
I will add, though, that my 7-foot tree had a bare section (no branches, no leaves) about 1 1/2 feet long just above the midway point of the trunk; and its upper branches also were bare along their lower portions.
This is my second year with the tree, and those bare sections have never filled in. I also had only a handful of blossoms this spring, but that may be due to the tree's location or other factors beyond the control of the nursery.
Hi Lynda, The tree came in a 6 foot or so cardboard box. It was beautifully secured within the packaging and in excellent shape with lots of green foliage. It has taken well to our property and has doubled its size. It did not bloom this spring but we had an incredibly cold winter here in Southern, WV. Hope this helps. Blessings Cindy J
Best Answer:Hi AE Everything I researched sounded like a 50 ft. radius was the closest you could plant, and that that might be too close. Planting farther away sounded like it might survive but there is no guarantee.
Can you water this tree more often than every 2 or 3 weeks? I want to plant this tree in my front yard but need to water the grass 3 times a week or more during the summer. Will this be too much water? Also one comment said it doesn't stand up to wind so curious how much wind is damaging to this tree as we do also get wind occasionally.
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