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Flowering Cherry Trees 6-12"
Yoshino Cherry Trees
The Yoshino Cherry Tree or "Prunus X Yedoensis" is well known for its' beautiful flowers and the fact that it blooms very early in the spring. Yoshino Cherry is a hybrid between the "Prunus speciose" and the "Prunus shbhirtella." It produces whitish-pink blossoms, which fragrance has a distinct smell of almonds. The flowers usually have five petals that start pale pink, but they turn white as they continue to mature before they fall off. Their blooming period is about 2 to 3 weeks, which is considered very short compared to other cherry trees. Even though these trees do bear fruit, they are very bitter, so people can not enjoy them. However, they are enjoyed by different types of birds, like robins. Yoshino Cherry tree is fast growing and extends from 12 to 15 meters and 7 to 12 in a spread when it reaches full maturity. They live from 15 to 20 years. The best conditions to grow Yoshino Cherry Trees are in very sunny areas with very moist soil. They require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight to flourish, and they can grow in acidic, wet, sandy, loamy, and clay soils. Yoshino Cherry Tree is a famous flowing tree in Japan, and you can also find them in full bloom in the springtime on the street of Washington DC in the USA.
Okame Cherry Trees
The Okame Cherry tree is known for blooming very early in spring but is also well known for its' very bright pink flowers. It is a hybrid between "Taiwan flowering cherry" (Prunus campanulata) and the "Fuji cherry tree." They produce a five petal flower with rich carmine-pink color and a mild fragrance. The bloom period relatively short, usually about 2 to 3 weeks. Okame Cherry trees are known to produce round, fleshy fruits about 0.5 inches wide, but it is not known to be eaten by people or any wildlife. The trees can grow from 4 to 8 meters in height and about 4 to 6 meters wide. Okame tress performs at its best when exposed to 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight a day and planted in moderately fertile soil. The soil must also be moist but well-drained. The best time for pruning is in midsummer, especially if they start developing silver leaves. Like most hybrid cherry trees, the Okame Cherry is mainly an ornamental tree, and its' beauty has granted it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Kwanzan Cherry Trees
Kwanzan Cherry Trees is well known as one of the most colorful cherry trees grown. They produce bright pink double flowers having 20 to 30 petals and about 2.5 inches wide. Their leaves are also known to have a range of colors, starting with a reddish-copper color, then changing to a dark green as they mature, and then various orange and bronze shades before they fall off in the fall months. Kwanzan Cherry trees are sterile, so they do not bear any fruit. They grow to an average of 30 to 40 feet with a 30 to 40-foot spread. They usually grow in a unique vase shape, and their leaves grow about 4 to 5 inches long. Their lifespan usually runs from 15 to 25 years. Kwanzan Cherry Trees will perform well with a lot of exposure to sunlight. About 6 hours of direct sunlight daily is recommended, and it can be planted in almost any type of soil as long as it is moist and well-drained. These trees are well known to be tolerant to heat and low-maintenance. Because of their many colors all year round, they are a favorite for gardens and packs, and they can be quickly grown at home as a bonsai plant.
The Flowering Cherry Trees ship bare root.
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