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Yoshino Cherry

Prunus x yedoensis


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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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
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.

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
-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.

-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

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 7

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Prunus x yedoensis

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Most Popular Flowering Cherry Tree

The classic elegance of an iconic cherry tree is second to none, and the Yoshino is no exception. With good looks and the strength to match, our Yoshino Cherry Tree ticks all the boxes of a landscape favorite.

For starters, its stunning white blossoms are famous. In fact, it's widely used as an ornamental tree, valued for its abundance of soft blooms in the spring. And its exotic branching pattern means a jaw-dropping display: a pure white cloud of delicate flowers that make your landscape look like springtime on parade.

Even better? It's drought resistant and adapts well to an array of soil types. So, whether you're choosing this cultivar to border driveways, accent small areas or highlight your outdoors, it's easy.

These no-nonsense yet totally elegant trees line the streets of Washington, D.C., and along with its cousin, the Kwanzan Cherry, is the star of the city's Cherry Blossom Festival. When you plant this tree, you get the same effect at your home. Plant your Yoshino Cherry Trees in a row for a luxuriant line of breathtakingly stunning white flowers.

After all, this Japan native, introduced to America in 1902, is regarded by horticulturists as the best flowering tree available. Japanese legend states that a fairy maiden's delicate breath awakes sleeping Yoshino Cherry Trees each spring.

When you buy your own Yoshino, your landscape gets a little piece of lovely legend that endures. Order your own Yoshino Cherry Tree (or two!) for an iconic appearance, right in your backyard.

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Customer Reviews

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Got it Recently, It is now dormant
I really can't say much yet. I got it and the soil stuff I ordered with it. It is dormant now because it is planted here in Kansas City. It is NOT DEAD because the limbs are limber. HOPING it blooms in the spring.
December 22, 2018
2 months ago
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Nice tree
Looked good on arrival, taller than expected. So far so good, tree looks healthy. Let's see if she survives the winter!
November 11, 2018
3 months ago
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Healthy plant
Ordered it in fall, so will see how it survives the winter. Arrived nicely packed. The plant quickly lost its leaves but looks healthy and has buds. So far am happy with the purchase
November 10, 2018
3 months ago
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Nice tree
The yoshino cherry tree I received was taller than expected. The trees are very small almost like a5 foot tall stick with about 7 leaves. However I know this is for shipping. I can see buds waiting for spring already it's fall currently in Memphis but my few leaves are still holding so the roots must be doing well. Can't wait for spring. I did use tree stakes to support my tree since it was so thin.
November 8, 2018
3 months ago
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yoshino cherry
Untill today I do not see any leaf , I do not know still Alive or Dead .Can You tell Me how long all leaves come back
October 31, 2018
4 months ago
Response from
Hi there! Thank you for shopping with us! Your cherry tree is going dormant for the winter, which is when it will lose all its leaves and remain bare until next spring when temperatures are warm again. To determine if the tree is still alive, you can scrape out a small piece of the bark near the base of the main trunk with your fingernail or a sterile knife. If you see green underneath, it's still alive and just "sleeping" for now. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at 800-973-8959. Thanks!
November 1, 2018
Amanda L Staff
Arrived Healthy. Likes Internet ordering. Worried about tree being topped.
Tree arrived on time and well packaged. My only concern is that I ordered a 3-4 ft tree and it was topped pruned. I’m not expert enough to know if they left a good lateral to take its place but I’m worried it won’t grow in height. Time will tell.

It arrived in good health and even at the end of the growing season, October, it has bloomed some new leaves at the top. The leave did come a little chewed up but I understand that’s common. I’ll follow up in the Spring to update the status of the tree.
October 25, 2018
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My Yoshino is now happily planted next to my driveway. The tree was securely packed and bigger than I had imagined. The leaves were just a tad ragged but I know with growth next year, it will be beautiful.
October 23, 2018
3 months ago
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Very lovely tree that's growing rather fast! I can't wait to see it blossom next season. I would recommend this tree even in an urban setting.
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August 9, 2018
7 months ago
Disappointed about trees main branch being topped off before shipping
I would easily give this tree and purchase a 5?? rating but I did not because they topped off the main trunk of the tree. My tree now grows out and not in height. I have bought a number of trees from FGT and realized that they did this to several of my trees. I will most likely search and buy elsewhere from now on but if it wasn't for that I would say I am very happy with my purchases. Pots could be wrapped a little better during shipping preventing the soil from falling out into the bag and exposing the roots.
We are learning a lot about caring for our Yoshino. In our area it does require regular maintenance
We are learning a lot about caring for our Yoshino. In our area it does require regular maintenance
July 31, 2018
over 2 years ago
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So far it's looking great.its grown since I got adapt to the weather very well in Florida.its about 2 feet taller now.i
Think it will look wonderful when it Bloom. So far I'm happy. Hope nothing
Goes wrong with the yoshino cherry tree.
July 26, 2018
9 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Yoshino 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? Store
The meaning behind the tree is beautiful..
sharon C on Jan 18, 2019
Beautiful tree
charles j on Dec 1, 2018
The meaning behind the tree is beautiful..
sharon C on Jan 18, 2019
i purchased this for my grandfather because it was supposed to be very well suite to his climate.
A C on Dec 16, 2018
Beautiful tree
charles j on Dec 1, 2018
joseph n on Nov 21, 2018
Wanted a tree for shade and beauty.. One that would grow around 20 to 30 feet tall.. That would have NO seeds to drop and was as little maintenance as possible.. The YOSHINO is one of my favorite trees..
CLOVIE L on Nov 4, 2018
It's beautiful!
Leslee S on Oct 20, 2018
I was told about the greatness of this tree by a co-worker..
Deborah J on Oct 18, 2018
Add some 'pop' to my backyard
Andrew S on Oct 5, 2018
new for us
Hanan A on Jun 29, 2018
replacing tree damaged by winter storm
mary jane K on May 31, 2018
had one back home .
michael p on May 8, 2018
The color
Joseph H on Apr 29, 2018
Janet L on Apr 13, 2018
Because they're gorgeous to honor my recently deceased cat and dog who I've loved for many years! I like that a fairy "wakes them" each Spring.
Mary Lou G on Apr 11, 2018
old growth look
Nathan A on Apr 11, 2018
Beautiful tree
Sylvia N on Mar 24, 2018
Joy B on Feb 25, 2018
I love flowering trees. Saw them in wash dc.
Gersldime W on Feb 5, 2018
Pretty tree and grows fast . We had to take down some old trees and I miss them so very much. I love trees.
Janet L on Oct 16, 2017
This tree caries an intriguing leyend.
Francisco L on Oct 12, 2017
I wanted to add some shade to my back yard, as well as enjoying some pretty blooms. Although, the blooms only last for a couple of weeks or so, they sure are pretty!
Darlene T on Oct 6, 2017
A beautiful tree. It will look great in my front yard.
Vanessa W on Oct 4, 2017
My daughter picked this one with white flowers. Love Japanese cherry blossoms!
Maria M on Jul 29, 2017
color to back yard
Ezequiel P on Jul 22, 2017
Love the blossoms in the spring.
Mahalia N on Jul 17, 2017
We had one of these tree's at our old house. We loved it! Sadly, once we moved out, the new homeowners chopped it down. We have a big blue spruce that will be taken down in the next few weeks and we wanted to replace it with an ornamental tree.
Karl B on Jul 3, 2017
My parents had a beautiful Yoshino cherry tree in their yard for years and I wanted to recreate that look.
Dusty G on Jun 21, 2017
My dad was born in Yoshino, Nara Prefecture. He passed away 5 years ago. I always wanted to have cherry trees in my backyard... I will think of him.
Michiko B on Jun 9, 2017
A memorial tree for passed on mom
Beth A on May 4, 2017
Because I like Super Mario Yoshi's Island. Close enough...
B E on Apr 6, 2017
I like the look of the tree and it's blooming white flowers.
Ignacio O on Apr 4, 2017
Thought it would look nice in the yard
timothy h on Apr 3, 2017
it a beautiful tree for the front of the house.
liana D on Mar 30, 2017
Have spent time in Japan and have been fond of this tree all my life.
Elena S on Mar 23, 2017
beautiful flowering tree....very elegant
lisa s on Mar 11, 2017
I choose this one last year because of where it grows. also its beauty and size. We planted it in the spring and it looked great all summer. It has grown a lot in a year. I love it.
Rosanna T on Mar 8, 2017
looks nice
Stephen D on Mar 8, 2017
Like the attractive flowers as been seen recently in Tidal Basin lake in Washington DC
THOMAS T on Mar 7, 2017
flowering, decent root system, can plant somewhat close to a block wall, showy
Cj U on Mar 5, 2017
It's the famous Tree in DC they use for the cherry walk, I ordered mine 2 years ago. It came as a 5 foot stick and it has tripled in size and is healthy and strong. The trunk is already 3 inches wide.
Krystal W on Feb 25, 2017
Symbol of my country, Japan.
John F on Feb 14, 2017
Flowering and perfect trees for driveway entry. It will be beautiful.
Sidney W on Feb 4, 2017
Beautiful for the drive way and it does not grow over 20ft
Kennedy D on Dec 29, 2016
its white
Justun L on Nov 13, 2016
Beautiful blooms
Leila T on Nov 12, 2016
Simply beautiful tree.
Francesca K on Oct 13, 2016
A memory gift for death of mother
Terry & Georjean C on Oct 4, 2016
Ross B on Oct 2, 2016
For the Flowering
Glenn F on Sep 28, 2016
Replacement tree for customer
Christopher L on Sep 26, 2016
i purchased this for my grandfather because it was supposed to be very well suite to his climate.
A C on Dec 16, 2018
joseph n on Nov 21, 2018
what the life span of this tree ?
andrey s on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The average lifespan is about 20 years.
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.
When is the best time to prune a flowering cherry tree?
Carole L on Jun 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Will the roots come out ground or stay hitting ? I hope you understand my question ! Thank you .
Carlos R on Apr 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They have tap roots so they grow down then out. They do not have shallow/surface roots.
How well will cherry blossom do in Texas climate?
Samuel D on Mar 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Does the Yoshino Cherry Tree grow well in wet land conditions? dianne in North Carolina
dianne s on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do not like to have soggy roots.
What is the yearly growth rate of this tree?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Yoshino Cherry tree grows about 1-2ft per year.
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.
when is the best time of year to plant the yoshino?
jean f on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I much prefer fall planting for trees when they channel their energy into creating a good root system - gives them a good transition period. Spring planting runs the risk of an unusually hot summer. Sure you can water it more. But it is trying to make its home in the soil at the same time its energies are being put toward flowering and leafing out, fighting stresses of several kinds. Planted in fall, it will establish a good footing and be ready to take on whatever comes the next growing season.
how long does the tree stay in bloom?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine were in bloom this spring for 2-3 weeks.
I am in zone 6 (MA), when is the best time to plant the tree? Thanks.
Don P on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Spring and Fall is a good time to plant.
I'm looking for small rooted trees
I'm looking for small rooted trees that flower?
lingin on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Crape Myrtles are great flowering trees with small roots.
Is it worthwhile to plant a Yoshino flowering cherry in central Florida (zone 9)?
Bob C on Mar 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is hard to say since it is up to nature. Zone 9 is not within the recommended growing zone of this tree. We have had customers successfully grow trees outside of their zone so this might be something you could accomplish.
do you guys sell the the tree?
okokokok o on Aug 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes we sell the tree.
I live in a desert area, Southwest Texas will this tree adapt to my area?
Patsy on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We live in the Permian Basin area and have had a Yoshino Cherry tree for, I believe, 3 years now. This year it had really filled out. We had had to water it well, but not over water it. With a good regular watering schedule (especially in the summer months) I would say it should do fine and grow into a beautiful tree you will love. Hope that helps. I love ours and the blooms are really beautiful in early spring.
is this tree messy?
susan M on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am sure at some point the tree does become somewhat messy as they eventually have a lot of small blooms. Mine are still young and not producing blooms in volume. However, the sheer beauty of this tree is worth the trouble. Enjoy!Tim
Will Japanese beetles be a problem with these trees?
Mike R on Oct 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’m in Virginia. My Yoshino is in it’s second year and the first time I’ve witnessed Japanese Beetles in the mid-June to July timeframe. I sprayed the tree with Seven and they disappeared the rest of summer. I was frankly surprised they chose the Yoshino since it was well after they concluded flowering. But the spray nipped it the rest of the season.
Can the Yoshino tree be planted in September in a zone 5?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I planted mine in November in Colorado. It is thriving, even with the harsh clay soil around my property
What color do the leaves turn in the fall?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Yoshino leaves will turn a yellow color in the fall.
What color are the leaves when not in bloom?
Lyndsey K on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Leaves are a medium green with a very nice sheen - not quite shiney, but a very pretty sheen.
Can I grow this tree in zone 10?
Lisa M on May 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Zone 10 would not be recommended for the Yoshino Cherry Tree. It would work best in Growing Zones: 5-8.
Does this tree bare fruit that you can eat?
Kelly H on Apr 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it is an ornamental tree.
Where will my trees be shipped from?
Patricia W on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: ThisYoshino Cherry tree would ship from our farm in Fort Mill, SC
How does the tree fair in an area like Oklahoma?
Lance on Mar 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you live in zones 6-8 you will have one beautiful tree. It's going on year 3 for me and its beautiful and sturdy tree. I from NJ and we are the cherry blossom capital of the USA. I hope you enjoy the tree
what root stock are these trees grafted onto?
Jo S on Feb 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees are not grafted.
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
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Do I need to put it in the ground right away? If I order now (late Dec), should I grow it in a pot till spring or plant as soon as possible. I am in Zone 8, South Texas, with mild winters.
Naomi D on Dec 24, 2018
How big roots grow on this tree? Will love to plant one to enhance the looks of my small koi pond
Fernando U on Dec 5, 2018
Looking to buy a Yoshino but we live in north Florida, Jacksonville. will it do well here ? is borderline of zone 9
Julio R on Oct 13, 2018

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