March Plant of the Month: Flowering Cherry

These ornamental flowering trees best known for their prolific blush white or pink spring blooms and are one of the earliest blooming trees. The Yoshino Cherry is the showstopper of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC every April. Ornamental cherries bear no fruit and can be upright or weeping. Beautiful specimen trees for any landscape.

Full Sun (at least 6 hours per day).

Highly adaptable to most soil conditions, but they do best in moist, well-draining soil with a pH of 6.5-7.0.

Moderately drought tolerant once established.

Fertilize once in spring and once in fall with a tree and shrub fertilizer like Fertilome Tree and Shrub.

Prune for structure in late winter while the tree is dormant.

Some of Our Favorite Varieties:

Kwanzan Cherry Tree

Kwanzan Cherry  – A profusion of pink carnation-like blooms in spring and bright orange and yellow foliage in fall. Averages 30’ tall at maturity and blooms a little later in spring than other Cherries.

Snow Fountain Cherry Tree

Snow Fountain – A small, dramatic weeping tree with profuse white spring blooms and bright orange foliage in fall. Averages 10-12’ tall at maturity.

Yoshino Cherry Tree

Yoshino – When you see this famous Cherry Tree coated in delicate pink blossoms, you know spring is on its way! Vibrant orange fall leaves and averages 30’ tall at maturity.