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Autumn Cherry

Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

$39.95

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- Planting Mix
Autumn Cherry Planting Mix

Helps your Autumn 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.

Coarse 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
$19.95

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)



Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-40 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.

Sunlight:

Full-Partial

Growth Rate:

Fast

Botanical Name:

Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, WA



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

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.



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Customer Reviews

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We planted it in memory of my momma and it already had a little flower bloom on it. I’m excited to watch it grow.
October 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
Very happy :)
I bought the smallest size and when i got it, it didn't look like much but they do explain that it may look a little sad due to the fact the it has been in a box with no sun. I planted my little tree and used the root rocket fertilizer and within 2 weeks it already had flowers! I couldn't believe my eyes but i was super excited to see that it was doing so well (Shortly after i bought another one).
September 21, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Autumn cherry
It’s dead all leaf are dried out. I don’t know why but I don’t want to give bad review............................................
August 14, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Hesitant no more
So when I first planted this tree it didn't seem to do much at all for about 2 months or so. Then all of a sudden it's shooting out new growth all over and it bloomed. In late July/early August no less! I couldn't be more pleased with this tree and I'm looking forward to many more years of growth and blooms.
Blooming in July!
Blooming in July!
August 8, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
My Survivor
Bought this and arrived looking almost only like a twig. Pic is current and although it does not look like it is thriving, trust me, it is. It survived flooding and a bad attack of Japanese Beetles. And yet this little thing gave me a single cherry blossom, which made my heart sing. It was telling me it was trying its best. Nature has a way of making us feel humbled, happy and grateful. This little tree made me feel all that with its little single blossom.
Survivor!
Survivor!
August 6, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
The 1st tree I received died after I transplanted on the ground. Fast Growing Tree replaced and gave me a new tree immediately after I had reported that the original 1st order died. Thank you
July 23, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Not impressed at all
Very disappointed. We got this tree to replace the one that died last year. Three days after we planted it all the leaves fell off. I'm pretty sure it is dead but I'll wyait until next year to be sure. If it is dead that myeans that's two years I could have enjoyed my tree but that never happened
July 18, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Other. I sent for 3 boomerang lilacs. 1 is going , but the other 2 did not make it. The 2 were within 30 ft of old black walnut tree
It is difficult to judge. I sent for it in the middle of summer. Now We have had very high temps in the 90’s. It has looked pretty sad even with daily watering. We have put in Jobe fertilizer sticks and hope that will help the tree make it to nicer weather.
Any further advice would be appreciated. Barbara DeBolt
July 14, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
It came packaged nicely. Looked healthy.
I added planting soil and mixed with the soil in the area where I wanted to plant it. I filled hole ( about double the size of the root area of the tree ) with water. I carefully unwrapped the tree and set it into the mix, added dirt and start up fertilizer, tamping down dirt. WE had a great season for rain after planting. We also have a irrigation system. Last month, the tree lost its leaves. Expecting it might, I did not worry too much about it. A couple of weeks ago, I scraped a bit of bark and it was brown under neath. I think it may have died. I hope I can find another. I have two other Cherry Trees planted in the same area about 20 feet on either side that seem to be doing okay. This is the only one that does not look like it is going to make it.
July 9, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Had hoped it would grow to be beautiful. It died though.
It died even though I followed the planting instructions, saw to its watering as indicated, etc. just died.
June 19, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Autumn Cherry


Autumn Cherry Planting Diretions

Flowering cherry trees, also known as ornamental cherry trees, will decorate your lawn with bursts of beautiful flowers. These cherry trees don’t produce edible fruit, but they do provide tons of ornate pink, purple, and white blooms. Flowering cherry trees commonly to grow about 24 inches per year, but in some cases up to 36 inches per year.

 

Choosing a location: They grow best in moist, well-drained, acidic soil (around 6.5 to 7.0 pH) in a spot that receives full to partial sun. For the best results use a soil testing kit before planting to be sure your soil isn’t too acidic or alkaline. The best time to plant the cherry tree is in the spring after the last frost, or in the fall about six weeks before the first frost.

 

Planting Instructions:
1) Choose a location that will receive full sun or light shade and well draining soil.
2) Dig your hole just as deep and twice as wide as the root ball. Leave a small mound of dirt in the center of the hole to set the root ball on and carefully spread the roots in the hole. You’ll want to keep the “crown” (tip of the root ball) of the tree roughly an inch above the surrounding soil level. If it doesn’t reach that point just add a bit more dirt to the mound underneath.
3) Back fill your hole roughly about two-thirds of the way full. Water the tree and fill the rest of the planting hole with soil. Do not cover the crown with the soil; only fill to the point the roots were covered in the original container from the nursery.
4) Spread a 2-3 inch layer of mulch over the root area of the tree in a 3 foot radius around the base of your tree. Keep the mulch at least 8 inches from the trunk.

 

Watering: Water the tree to a depth of 12 inches (roughly 7 1/2 gallons) when the top 2 inches of soil dries (a slow trickle with a garden hose for about 30 minutes is recommended so the water doesn’t bead away from the intended watering area). This could be about twice a week in the summer, or every three weeks in the fall. Watering depends on several factors such as the soil type, rainfall amounts and temperature so making sure the top 2 inches of soil is dry is the best way to determine if watering is needed.

 

Pruning: Pruning the flowering cherry is necessary to maintain a healthy, vigorous tree. Removal of the current year’s old, faded flowers and fruit clusters will promote flower buds for the following season. Prune the cherry tree during the dormant period to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches. Cut small branches less than 3/4 inch in diameter with pruning shears. Use a pruning saw for larger branches. Remove branches just outside the branch collar.

 

*Tip: Sterilize your pruning tools with a basic household rubbing alcohol to ensure a healthy cut during pruning.

 

Fertilizing: Flowering cherry trees do not require fertilizer for the first two years providing you keep weeds in check and the soil is healthy. Heavy mulch around the base of the tree protects and nurtures the soil, while keeping the roots moist and cool. When it does come time, fertilize the tree with nitrogen. Apply 1/10 pound of actual nitrogen per year for each year of the tree’s age, with a maximum of 1 pound per year. Apply it once in the spring, or spread the nitrogen amount into 2-4 equal applications over the spring and summer.

 

Cherry blossom trees are a very special category of trees and true harbingers of spring. Every year major publications write articles and publish pictures about the spectacular show these trees exhibit in Washington D.C. In Japan, the cherry blossom is more than just a beautiful flowering tree. There are thousands upon thousands of cherry blossom trees in Japan, and each year the Japanese people closely anticipate and follow the blossoming of the trees. When the trees are in bloom, people come in large groups with their families and friends to view the flowers and to enjoy festivals with food, drink and music. The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Because it blooms more than once, and very cold hardy
Quinn S on Oct 18, 2018
Reminds me of my momma.
HEATHER G on Sep 23, 2018
Because it blooms more than once, and very cold hardy
Quinn S on Oct 18, 2018
COLORFUL AND WATER HUNGRY
PHIL S on Oct 7, 2018
Reminds me of my momma.
HEATHER G on Sep 23, 2018
Add color, multiple blooming
Jeff M on Sep 23, 2018
The size and the fact that it flowers in the spring and fall
Tim S on Sep 13, 2018
Just look at it!!
Tjad M on Aug 10, 2018
looking for an ornamental shade tree to complement other plants, shrubs which are in an asian garden.
Heather J on Aug 8, 2018
Like it
Johannes B on Aug 5, 2018
wanted a new tree in our front yard and it looks awesome
Luigui G on Aug 2, 2018
Grows well in climate where recipient lives.
Lisa R on Jul 31, 2018
We purchased two and ordered one as a memorial gift for our brother.
Michael O on Jul 27, 2018
looking forward to a tree that blooms twice a year
Joseph S on Jul 3, 2018
Hardiness and two blooming periods.
Jud P on May 21, 2018
The height and width will fit my small lot size. The lot is currently barren, so I wanted trees that would grow fast and provide a little shade without overtaking the yard. The house has pale colored siding, so the trees will add a much needed "pop" of color.
Ron S on May 14, 2018
wanted an alternative to the Cleveland select who's flowers did not stink
Brandon H on May 14, 2018
Pretty edition to my landscaping and nice to look at.
Christine D on Apr 26, 2018
BEAUTIFUL COLOR!!
CARLITA M B on Apr 18, 2018
Unique Blooming Season
H Sue L on Apr 16, 2018
i picked this tree because of the honeybees i raise. this is one rare tree that blooms in the fall when the food sources are much more scarce.
MIKE S on Mar 22, 2018
Shape, height, growth rate
Derrick D on Mar 20, 2018
It is pretty and appears to flurish in our zone.
Beverly H on Mar 11, 2018
The description says Flowers multiple times each year. If winter mild can flower in winter. Austin, Texas gets mild winters often. Only worry is can it take the 100 plus summer heat.
glenville h on Mar 6, 2018
I liked the looks of the item and thought it would bring new life to the home ground. Also like the idea of it blooming in the fall as well as spring
Rodger H on Feb 27, 2018
Photo
Patricia K on Feb 27, 2018
locking for some class in our landscaping
William L on Feb 24, 2018
I appreciate the fact that it is cold hardy and drought tolerant. Besides, it blooms at least twice a year.
The Entire S on Jan 27, 2018
Neighbor has similar trees along her driveway and they look wonderful. Plus I like the long blooming period and all other characteristics described.
Claudia B on Jan 25, 2018
Fast growing and blooms 2x /yr
william n on Jan 7, 2018
Good reviews
Pedro T on Nov 11, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous and cannot wait to see how it likes Midlothian Texas.
Cliff E. M on Nov 10, 2017
I liked the color spring & fall. Looking forward to it and hope to get more!
Marc E on Oct 28, 2017
I like the color and no seeds to sprout every spring from the elm tree I just removed today.
Tony J on Oct 17, 2017
Because it's gorgeous
pamela g on Oct 3, 2017
Love the color, hoping it will add some color among the evergreens.
Steven D on Sep 12, 2017
Height and spring and fall blooms
JASON R on Aug 15, 2017
Perfect size for planting area with beautiful flowers TWICE or MORE PER YEAR and full foliage and profile for selective shading character.
Marc B on Aug 9, 2017
We needed something somewhat compact for our back yard that would provide shade as well as beauty. We could go as high as a 40' spread, and this fits the bill.
Patrick L on Aug 9, 2017
I had to cut down my purple plum tree d/t splitting. I wanted a quick replacement for it. Found this site and liked the tree description.
Anita K on Jul 29, 2017
Blooms in Fall
Todd S on Jul 29, 2017
It seems like it will be unique as a specimen tree.
Joelyn G on Jul 20, 2017
Bloomed second year it was planted. beautiful!
Amy K on Jul 11, 2017
Beautiful choice for our Japanese garden. Flowers in the Autumn. Can't beat that.
John S on Jun 30, 2017
It blooms in Spring and Autumn and will grow well in my sunny yard.
Susan K on Jun 27, 2017
Flowers twice
Robert T on Jun 17, 2017
They look beautiful!
Rick K on Jun 16, 2017
For it's size, it's a pretty tree, blooms in both spring and fall, non-fruit bearing, fast growing, hardy, and adapts to most soils.
Jolene Q on Jun 8, 2017
This tree did not survive last summers drought despite active watering. Replaced with Kwanzaan Cherry that survived winter and is growing vigorously this spring thus far...
Calogero I on Jun 4, 2017
Double blooms, hearty enough for CT winters, blooms late when everything else is done
Joe B on May 30, 2017
Coloring and location to be planted
Sharon H on May 29, 2017
because it flowers in spring and autumn, grows fast and is hardy
Christopher S on May 27, 2017
COLORFUL AND WATER HUNGRY
PHIL S on Oct 7, 2018
Add color, multiple blooming
Jeff M on Sep 23, 2018
Does the Autumn Cherry drop it's leaves in the fall after blooming and if so do they turn color first?
Sara M on Jul 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's deciduous, so yes it does drop its leaves. And based on information gleaned from the internet, before they fall, the leaves turn a wide variety of colors: shades of bronze, yellow, gold or deep red-tinged.
I live in zone 4 when is the best time to plant the autumn cherry tree?
cecilia r on Apr 28, 2015
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 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?
Juan R on Aug 31, 2014
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.
does this tree have a beautiful scent?
Elaine H on Mar 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It has a light, sweet scent.
how will the root system of this tree affect my house or any piping?
Antonio S on Jun 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The root system on the Autumn Cherry is not aggressive so as long as you plant it about 15ft from the house you should not have any issues.
Does this tree produce any fruit?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2014
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.
Does this tree remain green year round?
Sandra C on Mar 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it is deciduous and loses it's leaves. We are in the process of getting our first spring flowering. We received a small bloom out in Nov. but, that was our first year. We are in Tulsa area.
I lived in MA which is zone 6 and it is summer now here, I am interested to buy this tree, when is the best time to plant the autumn cherry tree in my zone ?
Nida Q on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Nida!

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.
Do these trees need to be planted in pairs for pollination?
Thomas W on Sep 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, this is not a fruit bearing tree.
I just bought a autumn cherry tree and a eastern red bud tree. How often do I water them?
Barb D on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Does this tree truly require daily watering?
Nora D on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I watered this daily until it was established and after that allowed rain and the lawn sprinklers to water.
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?
Micki P on Mar 29, 2016
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!
Do the deer bother this tree? And will it be hardy for the Pittsburgh, Pa. area
Marylou C on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are seldom severely damaged.. The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Does this tree attract bees?
Matt M on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: haven't noticed any bees. My trees are still small. deer love them. I have had to replace three of mine. If you have deer around, get some repellent.
Will it cross pollinate with some Apple trees?
LukeW on Jul 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We had a rough first year. Asian beetles seemed to have destroyed the tree, however it came back year 2. I'd actually thrown in the towel on survival......was impressed to see most of the tree survived the first year. Pending year 2 success! Planning to treat for beetles this year. As for cross pollinating with some apple trees, I don't know. I purchased this tree to be a focal point in my yard with no other fruit bearing trees in the area However, wanted you to know some of the tree's challenges.
How does the Autumn Cherry Tree do in a very cold winter? Can it handle a snow load? I live in a mountainous area in Northeast TN.
Debbie W on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in Western Pa and my property all clay and rock. I purchased several trees from this company and they are doing great. The Autumn Cherrys so far have done well with winter and are growing faster than I expected. I however did use heavy 8 ft stakes and use plant Velcro to keep them sturdy throughout winter.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
Does this tree do well in full sun or does it need some shade as well?
Kay!! on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have 2 planted in last Fall and have grown well with at least 6hrs full sun and watered every week here in East TN.
If I'll buy two of this tree, what is the required spacing on both sides when planting this tree ?
Nida Q on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would want to plant them 20 feet apart
would it do well in the middle of the lawn which I water once or twice a week?
Birute P on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm would imagine so. I sent the tree to a brother in Ohio. He lives near Columbus. It is prone to freezing when little and needs to be covered during really freezing nights. He lost the top half last winter but somehow it survived.
Is this a cherry fruit bearing tree?
Anne L on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it is an ornamental tree. It does not produce cherries.
I live in north Louisiana. My yard has full sun all day. Will they tolerate full sun well?
Fun2drv on Sep 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Although I am not in Louisiana, I live in Maryland and it has been humid and in the 80-90's all summer. Both my 4year old and my two year old tree are doing well.
OUR SOIL HAS A LOT OF CLAY IN IT. HOW WILL THE AUTUMN CHERRY TREE DO IN THAT TYPE OF SOIL? WE LIVE IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.
Clinton A on Jul 28, 2015
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.
how fast does this tree grow?
maria m on Jun 24, 2015
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:)
How do you ship the trees?
Lynda S on May 31, 2014
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.
I'm at Minnesota, zone 4. If I plant this tree in pot and keep it in cooler area for the winter, will it bloom coming spring, or I should keep it inside where it is warm?
Jaded on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi there. I’m in Boston and planted in early fall. I put the root ball down deep and covered base with mulch. Did just fine over the winter. I haven’t gotten any blooms yet. Looking forward
What is the life expectancy of this tree?
Dylan B on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I went to 3 different sites & they both said 15 to 20 years .
I live in zone 8. I will be receiving the tree in 2 days. How often do I need to water when after I plant it( first week, few weeks, and after)? and how often do I need to fertilize when tree is newly planted, still young and new to the new environment?
heha123 on Jun 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Water the tree to a depth of 12 inches (roughly 7 1/2 gallons) when the top 2 inches of soil dries (a slow trickle with a garden hose for about 30 minutes is recommended so the water doesn’t bead away from the intended watering area). This could be about twice a week in the summer, or every three weeks in the fall. Watering depends on several factors such as the soil type, rainfall amounts and temperature so making sure the top 2 inches of soil is dry is the best way to determine if watering is needed.
How many times should you water it what you first plant it?
Daniel on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Water the tree to a depth of 12 inches (roughly 7 1/2 gallons) when the top 2 inches of soil dries (a slow trickle with a garden hose for about 30 minutes is recommended so the water doesn’t bead away from the intended watering area). This could be about twice a week in the summer, or every three weeks in the fall. Watering depends on several factors such as the soil type, rainfall amounts and temperature so making sure the top 2 inches of soil is dry is the best way to determine if watering is needed.
Is this tree safe to plant near a railway tie retaining wall?
Emily M on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would think so. We have had ours for 1 year and I plan to buy a second one. Ours is planted in the front yard and gets direct all day sunlight in Ohio. Good luck!
should you fertilize the tree when first planted? 2 1/2 - 3 inch trunk.
Ric H on Oct 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Flowering cherry trees do not require fertilizer for the first two years providing you keep weeds in check and the soil is healthy. Heavy mulch around the base of the tree protects and nurtures the soil, while keeping the roots moist and cool. When it does come time, fertilize the tree with nitrogen. Apply 1/10 pound of actual nitrogen per year for each year of the tree’s age, with a maximum of 1 pound per year. Apply it once in the spring, or spread the nitrogen amount into 2-4 equal applications over the spring and summer.

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