Posted on March 14, 2012
In early spring, there are plenty of beautiful flowers including the blossoms of the Spring blooming trees. Among the most impressive of these Spring flowering trees is the Yoshino Cherry. Native to Japan, the Yoshino Cherry blooms in the spring and is always one of the first plants to bloom. The flowers measure at about one and a half inches in diameter. What makes this tree truly stunning is the sheer amount of flowers that bloom. The small pink or white clusters of blossoms literally cover the entire tree and last for about two weeks. The trees lack of leaves in the early spring only serve to make the tree’s flowers stand out more.
The Yoshino Cherry grows to an average of about twenty to thirty feet in height, although they can grow larger. The Yoshino Cherry is largely used in landscapes because it doesn’t get too big. The tree looks especially lovely near a water feature, where the trees reflection can be admired and the falling flowers can be seen floating peacefully in the water. Yoshino Cherries will require some pruning early on. This will ensure that the tree develops a strong structure. The tree will grow best in moist soil that is well-drained. It will also grow uneven if it is not planted in full sun. We recommend planting in full sun to allow the plant to grow to its full potential. I always remember the scene in Mulan when the father sits under the tree and compares his daughter to the flowers.