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Yoshino Cherry

Yoshino Cherry

Yoshino Cherry

Yoshino Cherry

Yoshino Cherry

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Yoshino flowering cherry trees set the standard for spring color. Once they bloom out, the entire tree is smothered in full white flowers for weeks. One Yoshino can be the focal point of an entire neighborhood.

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Yoshino Cherry

Most Popular Flowering Cherry Tree


The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $ 7.00 each

Ships this Mon, Feb 2
List: $ 139.90
Sale: $ 69.95
6 at $ 66.45 each
Yoshino Cherry
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Flowering Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
$ 19.90
Sale: $ 9.95
Planting Mix for Flowering Trees
Yoshino Cherry Planting Mix

Helps your Yoshino Cherry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 6.99
Yoshino Cherry
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 5.95

• Stunning white blossoms
• Adaptable to various soil types
• Drought resistant

The Yoshino Flowering Cherry Tree is widely used as an ornamental tree; valued for its abundance of soft, white flowers in spring. Its Oriental branching pattern displays a pure white cloud of delicate flowers that make your landscape look like springtime on parade…

Chose this tree to –
• Border driveways
• Accent small areas in your lawn
• Highlight outdoor living areas

These trees line the streets of Washington, DC, and along with its cousin, the Kwanzan Cherry, are the stars of the city's Cherry Blossom Festival. Held each spring, this festival displays thousands of blooming cherry trees along the city's walkways.

When you plant this tree, you get the same effect at your home! Plant in a row to give you a line of breathtakingly stunning white flowers.

This tree is regarded by many horticulturalist as the best flowering tree you can find.

Did you know? – The Yoshino is a native of Japan, – Was introduced to America in 1902. – There is a Japanese legend that each spring a fairy maiden hovers low in the warm sky, wakening the sleeping Cherry Trees to life with her delicate breath.






Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus x yedoensis
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, WA
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Yoshino Cherry

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Yoshino Cherry.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Yoshino Cherry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Yoshino Cherry again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I've had this tree 3 years now and it has grown from approx 3 feet to 15 feet and in a perfect shape providing great shade. Lots of spring blossoms. I plan to purchase more in the future.
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December 31, 2012
Nice looking tree, but look at it closely before planting it that they didn't top your tree like they did mine in order to ship it. Now its not growing correctly and only branching out and not getting any taller.
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December 31, 2012
We have had much luck in the past with Yoshino Cherry trees. We utilize the leaves of this tree to make pickles using a family recipe. Love them!!!
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
Not sure how to rate this tree. The main stem is topped. I'm not sure how it will grow. The bark around the bottom foot of the trunk is split and curled like bark on a birch tree. I'm not sure if that is a fatal flaw.
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December 31, 2012
1 year ago
The tree has been doing well so far. It had beautiful pink buds this spring. It seems to be growing nicely. I am thinking about purchasing a matching tree for the other side of the yard!
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December 31, 2012
Tree arrived in dormant state, and after planting began to grow immediately and remains healthy
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December 31, 2012
4 years ago
The tree is doing great. Nice blooms the first summer after we planted it. It is still in a pot on a 5th floor deck in brooklyn getting blasted by the sun for most of the day.
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December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Very nice tree
I cannot wait until this tree flowers this spring. It is in it's natural home in Zone 7. Branch Brook Park located in Newark, NJ has the largest display of Cherry Blossoms in the USA.
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November 9, 2014
From newark, NJ, US
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
After two years still NO blossoms. They grew about 5 feet since planting. Three trees seem very healthy, the ones that get full sun, and the other two that do not get sun all day are struggling. In Zone 5. FYI watch out for the Japanese beetles
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December 31, 2012
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What time of year is best to plant this tree?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: Early Spring and Early Fall are the best times to plant.
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dIANE B on Jan 13, 2015
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can you trim tree and how ?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2014
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Can the Yoshino tree be planted in September in a zone 5?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: No, please wait until spring for best chance of survival. Water a couple times a week and use fish emulsion fertilizer.
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What is the yearly growth rate of this tree?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: I planted it in November 2012. By June 2014 I would say it's added over a foot. Maybe even closer to 2 feet. The Cleveland Pear that was planted a few months earlier has put on easily 2+ feet. These trees are planted in the front yards so they receive regular "shallow" watering from the grass sprinklers. My soil is very clay-like so if you have soil that has better drainage then you should expect even better growth. I also used "roots solupaks" on these trees 1 or 2 times, but since they receive regular lawn fertilizing and watering I reserve the solupaks for the trees in the backyard
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how long does the tree stay in bloom?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: There were only a few blooms this spring. Our winter was very severe. I was grateful all of my new trees lived. The tree is thriving this summer.
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When is the best time to prune a flowering cherry tree?
Carole L on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: Unless it is attacked by some disease it does not require pruning. The tree I have is doing very well and I would recommend it.
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What color do the leaves turn in the fall?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: The leaves range in color from light to medium green. I live in Oklahoma and the tree is located at the front side of my house which is the southwest corner. I haven't noticed a change in leaf color between the seasons.
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Do the roots damage house foundations when planted close to house and why do roots grow above ground?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
Best Answer: I would plant the Yoshino Cherry about 15ft from the house.
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do you guys sell the the tree?
okokokok o on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Yes we sell the tree.
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why you cannot ship this tree to CA?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately California has agricultural laws put in place that prevent us from legally shipping Yoshino Cherry Trees there.
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How can we get this tree in Washington state?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately Washington has agricultural laws put in place that prevent us from legally shipping this tree there. I would recommend looking in local nurseries.
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Zone 8: can I "replant" 5' tree in first week of December?
Ann S on Dec 1, 2014
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I live in Fallon, NV which is Zone 7. I am concerned about the soil. Is there any particular soil it needs so it will thrive and bear flowers?
emily v on Nov 27, 2014
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i would like to order the Yoshino Tree and need some of your advice. can you please provide your contact phone? thanks, ILHOM
Ilhom R on Nov 24, 2014
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Would'nt it be helpful if you could include in the "Reviews" section where the person lives so the reader could get a better idea of how a particular plant is growing in a particular climate?
David M on Nov 6, 2014
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does this tree have cherries if so can you eat them and and they be gown in zone 9 ?
meema on Nov 2, 2014
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should the yoshino be pruned and if so, when?
Ginny on Aug 31, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
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$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.