From the Okame Cherry Tree to the Kwanzan Cherry Tree, our Flowering Cherry Trees offer months of visual interest and effortless growth. Rich pink and white hues, along with flouncy and full blooms, set each tree apart from other springtime favorites. Especially since these are some of the first trees to bloom when temperatures start to warm!
How to Plant Flowering Cherry Trees
Specific planting directions will depend on the variety you choose, but most Flowering Cherry Trees like full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours of sun per day) and well-drained soil. And of course, it's important to ensure that you’re in the correct growing zone for planting Flowering Cherry Trees.
But the actual planting process is easy. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate your Flowering Cherry's root ball (with some room to grow), place your tree and back fill the soil. Finally, water the surrounding soil to settle your Flowering Cherry Tree’s roots and mulch to conserve moisture.
When to Prune Flowering Cherry Trees and More
Start by establishing a solid watering schedule. Generally, we recommend watering your Flowering Cherry Trees about once or twice weekly. If you’re not sure when to water, simply check your surrounding soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your tree.
Fertilizing and pruning are also simple. Fertilize in early spring, before blooming, with a general-purpose or well-balanced blend for best results. Also, follow label instructions for fertilizing. And for pruning, simply remove dead, damaged or diseased areas and cut back competing branches after blooms have faded on your Flowering Cherry Trees.