Flowering Cherry Blossom TreesFlowering Cherry Tree - Prunus Serrulata

When we think of a flowering cherry blossom tree, we see pink or white flowers covering the branches of these trees in the spring time. One of the first trees to bloom and one of the favorites of many, the quintessential cherry blossom is a sign that spring has arrived. The Japanese cherry blossom trees include varieties like, the double weeping cherry tree (Prunus Pendula Flora Plena), the Kwanzan cherry tree, Mount Fuji, Akebono, Sakura, Snow fountains, Angels Blush, Bing cherry tree and more. Most if not all are all ornamental and are grown for the flowers alone and for its beauty and form. Even when these trees are flowerless and have no leaves, they still make a statement in any yard. At SummerWinds Nursery, we offer many varieties of the cherry blossom tree for sale.

The Cherry blossom tree should be planted in a sunny location with good drainage, for best flowering and growth. These trees like full sun, at least 6-8 hours a day or more. Depending on variety and type these trees can grow anywhere from 15 to 20 feet, with a canopy just as wide. Trim back the tree for shaping, don’t hack the tree as this will take away its shape and form.  This is especially true for the weeping cherry tree.

Flowering Cherry TreesPlant Facts:

Type: Perennials
Height: Varies by type
Bloom Time: Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-7
Soil Condition: Light, Sandy
Flower / Accent: White pink blossoms

A cherry blossom tree is a beautiful addition to any landscape.  Creating a Cherry Blossom Garden is simple.  Take the time to investigate the different varieties and choose the ones you enjoy most.  Be sure to pay attention to their size and select a variety that will fit in the space that you have.  A Bing cherry tree will grow up to 35’ tall and 25’ wide at maturity, while a weeping cherry tree can be found in a dwarf variety that will grow only 10’-12’ tall. Cherry trees require space when planting and will do best if you do not crowd them.  Space around the tree and between trees is very important for water absorption and proper root growth.  Water stakes will also help roots grow deep instead of staying on the surface.

For more information on how to plant your cherry blossom tree, watch the video below.

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At SummerWinds Nursery, we have a wide variety of cherry blossom trees for sale. Stop in to your local SummerWinds Nursery today and let our Trusted Garden Advisors help you pick the best Japanese cherry blossom tree for your yard. 

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