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Yoshino Cherry

Prunus x yedoensis

$69.95

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-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
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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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-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- 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.

DIEHARD Transplant
$19.95

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



Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

10-20 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Prunus x yedoensis

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, WA



Learn why we stopped selling bare-root
 

Most Popular Flowering Cherry Tree

- 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.





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Customer Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2013
Treating for beetle bug
I planted my cherry tree last year and it bloomed this year was very pretty and growing well but the nursery guy said to be sure and treat for the beatle bug, does anyone have any suggestion or what i need to do. I love the tree and hope to keep it growing.
April 1, 2015
Braxton, MS
Growing Zone:
5
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.
January 1, 2013
Beautiful tree!
I just received and planted this tree on March 7th. I purchased a 5-6 footer and it was probably a little taller than that. It has a very nice shape and started blooming after a week. It is now getting leaves. It was very well packaged. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this tree. I can't wait to see how fast it grows!
March 27, 2015
Growing Zone:
8
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!
January 1, 2013
YOSHINO CHERRY JAP - Do not water a ton
Great tree, grows well in Dallas, but DO NOT water a TON. If you water too much the leaves will turn yellow and fall off quickly.
October 19, 2015
Prosper, TX
Growing Zone:
8
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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
5
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!!!
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.


Questions & Answers

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My daughter picked this one with white flowers. Love Japanese cherry blossoms!
Maria M on Jul 29, 2017
Love the blossoms in the spring.
Mahalia N on Jul 17, 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
Looks
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
Beautiful
Rahul P on Sep 23, 2016
I want a beautiful focal point for my front yard, adding curb appeal.
Darla B on Sep 22, 2016
My late wife and I have always liked the flowering trees, especially the Yoshino. I'm planting this tree in her memory.
Edward D on Sep 9, 2016
Awesome, although short spring show. Perfect for front yard where you don't want an oversized tree.
Ranjna S on Sep 7, 2016
I LOVE the resplendent color of the bloom.
Mark P on Sep 3, 2016
Looks cool
Scott H on Sep 3, 2016
Used to live in Japan for many years and now miss the pageantry and celebration of the season with these beautiful cherry blossom trees.
Edwin F on Aug 27, 2016
Love the color and it is draught tolerant.
Robert T on Aug 26, 2016
Washington DC
Debra P on Aug 23, 2016
I grew up in DC and love the flowers that this tree produces.
Jonathan H on Aug 13, 2016
for shade and privacy
Trina C on Aug 1, 2016
To replace a fallen tree and I love cherry trees
michelle r on Jul 28, 2016
Add to my collection so to speak. It replaced a dead tree also.
Terrence F on Jul 19, 2016
I bought this in honor of my son who passed away 3 years ago. The beautiful meaning behind the cherry blossom is dear to our hearts in my family. All of us wear the symbol in his honor. I trust this company with their beautiful selection of healthy plants and this Yoshino has been perfect . It has grown beautifully in two years. The blossoms come out just in time for our celebration of life in April.
Debi H on Jul 5, 2016
i transplanted it and all leaves turned brown, there was only 12 leaves on it when i purchased it, i also watered it when rain was not avilable.
John D on Jun 14, 2016
always have loved the cherry blossom
Stephanie L on Jun 9, 2016
Fast growing, ornamental. They are a beautiful tree.
Judi H on Apr 17, 2016
color of petals
Jennifer K on Apr 13, 2016
It's a beautiful ornamental tree that we hope will be an eye catcher not only for us but the neighborhood.
Michael C on Apr 12, 2016
i want to get some color in my backyard and some shade as well.
Ray Anthony B on Apr 6, 2016
we went to washington d.c. and I fell in love with these trees and had to have not just one, but two!
christine s on Apr 3, 2016
it is a beautiful tree that i adore every time i see one and always wanted a cherry tree
Leanne P on Apr 2, 2016
color to back yard
Ezequiel P on Jul 22, 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
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.
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.
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 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.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
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.
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.
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.
What is the best soil mix to grow the Yoshino Cherry trees successfully in containers?
sprout on May 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I Live in Texas, so our soil is clay. I dug a wide, deep hole and put in fill dirt. I then used a mix of fertilizer some type of manure (store bought),. dirt and my compost. Lots of water for and around the tree.
Hi,
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.
when is the best time of year to plant the yoshino?
jean f on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in Ohio and the trees were shipped in April. I imagine you could plant in either spring or fall. If you plant in the spring, you do have to water, but you can monitor the health of the tree and prune. If you plant in the fall, you do nothing and hope it survives the winter. Some prefer fall, though, b/c it gives the tree a good start in the spring...preference
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.
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 you guys sell the the tree?
okokokok o on Aug 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes we sell the tree.
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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