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Plus, Yoshino Cherries are the star attraction each spring during Georgia's Cherry Blossom Festival, when more than 300,000 of them are showcased during a 10-day festival of extravagant spring blooms. They're also the star of the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival every spring. People flock from all over the country to see these magnificent trees in bloom. Now, you can enjoy this glorious show in your own yard!
Plant one as a specimen tree, or place several together along your driveway or patio. The graceful vase-shaped form makes it perfect for either purpose, and its large size makes it a great choice for a location that requires a little summer shade. Either way, you get healthy roots, well-developed branching, and easy care benefits because we've planted, grown and meticulously monitored our Yoshinos for success.The Yoshino Cherry, with its blanket of blooms, will be the perfect addition to your yard! Reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery - get a proven performer in your landscape today with our Yoshino Cherry Tree!
1. Planting: Select an area with well-drained soil and full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). The best time to plant your tree is in the spring after the last frost, or in the fall about six weeks before the first frost.
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. Backfill your hole roughly about two-thirds of the way full. Water the tree and fill the rest of the planting hole with soil.
Finally, spread a 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch over the root area of the tree, keeping it away from the trunk and extending to the tree's drip line.
2. Watering: Water the tree when the top 2 inches of soil dries (a slow trickle with a garden hose for about 30 minutes is recommended). This could be about twice a week in the summer, or every three weeks in the fall.
3. Fertilizing: Flowering Cherry Trees do not require fertilizer for the first two years, but when the time comes, 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 to 4 equal applications over the spring and summer.
4. Pruning: Removal of the current year’s old, faded flowers and fruit clusters will promote flower buds for the following season. We also recommend pruning your tree during dormancy to remove dead or damaged 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.
BB Tip: Sterilize your pruning tools with a basic household rubbing alcohol for a healthy cut.
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