Yoshino Cherry Tree

Blossoms Burst Open in Mid March!!

  • Most popular Flowering Cherry Tree
  • Featured at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Your neighbors will ask "What is that tree?"
  • Adds great spring color to any landscape.
  • Amazing focal tree

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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Looking to add beauty and elegance to your yard? The Yoshino Cherry does just that.  It is considered one of the most beautiful, flowering ornamental trees. No doubt about it...this gorgeous tree will turn heads!

The Yoshino Cherry is one of the showiest Flowering Cherry trees.  The flowers bloom before the foliage appears.  An abundance of delicate white to pink flowers with a light, almond fragrance appear around mid March. Your landscape will stun all who pass.

The leaves of the Yoshino Cherry are a glossy dark green that will turn yellow in the fall. Like all flowering trees, the Yoshino is partial to full sunlight and well drained soil. Starting off as a fast grower, the Yoshino will reach between 10-15 feet in the first 3 to 4 years. As the tree matures the growth rate slows down. You can expect your Yoshino Cherry to reach between 20 to 30 feet at maturity. It’s arcing branches reach about 10-20 feet wide.

The Yoshino Cherry is featured alongside its cousin the Kwanzan Cherry at the Cherry Blossom Festivals in both Washington D.C. and Macon, Georgia each spring. These magnificent treasures line the streets of D.C. and attract a huge crowd from all over the world. Why not add this popular tree to your own yard?

These fast growing, medium stature trees are easy to use in any landscape. Small yards could be greatly enhanced by using the compact Yoshino Cherry. The Yoshino Cherry can either be used as a specimen or grouped together with other trees to make a spectacular addition to your landscape.

Don't forget its beauty at night.  Place an uplight under each tree and be dazzled all night long.  

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Prunus x yedoensis

How To Care for your new Yoshino Cherry Tree

When planting your Yoshino Cherry tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid freezing temperatures and extreme heat you can plant your Flowering Cherry tree almost any time of the year.  

Yoshino Flowering Cherry trees thrive in full sun and are extremely adaptable to any soil as long as it is well drained Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for about 3 months while your new tree is establishing.  Once your tree is established you will only need to water during dry periods.  When the soil is dry(and especially in high temperatures) water deeply once or twice weekly as needed to keep the soil moist. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is recommended especially with newly planted trees.  This will help keep the soil moist and cool in summer and protect the roots in winter as well.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost.  Choose a slow release fertilizer.  When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Pruning is not recommended for Weeping Ornamental Cherry trees, but, if needed, prune in winter or early spring to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches. 

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale, Aphids and Mites are insects that can affect Flowering Cherry trees.  You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Tent Caterpillars and Canker Worm are sometimes an issue for Flowering Cherry Trees.  These can be treated with an organic pesticide spray, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt),  Occasionally fungal issues can arise. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection.  Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests.  It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Our tree arrived and oh boy were we surprised. The box it came in was taller than my husband. The tree looks great and the grand kids have a new playhouse.
October 4, 2015
Highly recommend it!
Beautiful tree! Bought it in Spring 2016 and flowered right then! You can see the quality of the tree and that it was packaged with care.
A year after, I can appreciate new buds in the branches and I can't wait for it to bloom!
March 8, 2017
Would recommend this beautiful tree to anyone interested in replicating the Washington, DC experience in mid-March.
March 25, 2017
1 month ago
I bought this tree for my husband's birthday. The tree arrived in great shape. We love it! It's a fabulous addition to our family.
April 6, 2017
1 month ago
Great Quality Tree
Great packaging! Our tree has been planted since April, started flowering right a way and even with the North Texas triple digit heat of this summer, our tree looks healthy and displays good size green leaves. Can't wait for next spring!!!!
August 20, 2016
Healthy, great looking tree. Satisfied customer.
Very satisfied with the tree we ordered. It arrived in a pretty compact box but was very smartly packaged and had a nice healthy root ball wrapped up and moist ready to plant with buds and leaves already starting. Within a few days the tree looked like it had been there since the previous season. I would use the planting tree again and recommend them.
April 11, 2017
1 month ago
Good size and healthy trees
My two Yoshino Cherry trees arrived within a few days as promised. They were a good size; 6 - 7 feet tall. Had leaves on them as they already bloomed. I planted them the next day and they look good considering the weather is pretty fickle right now, warm one day and colder the next three! Can't wait for next spring to see the beautiful flowers.
April 19, 2017
3 weeks ago
Yoshino Cherry Trees
After ordering 12 Thuja Green Giant trees I was so pleased with quality, size, packaging and shipping, I placed a second order for Yoshino Cherry trees. Wow!! These are the healthiest looking trees I have ever seen in pots! And taller than I expected. They were carefully packaged and shipped quickly. I reccommend The Planting Tree for quality!!
April 21, 2017
2 weeks ago
Beautyful and make u feel relaxation
Good flowers s tree
August 24, 2015
Happy Gardner
I was hesitant ordering a tree on the Internet. My husband said he would get me one but months went by and I got tired of waiting. So here I was with my first tree order. I ordered a hosting cherry tree for the first time. Ordering was pretty easy. They had a nice selection and the prices were good. I made the order and within a few days it was at my front door. My husband was a little upset because he said he was going to get one but I said you never did.

The tree was quite large and we ended up planting it together. It was a great success and our tree is ready for Seinfeld. I can't wait to see the pretty flowers this spring.

February 14, 2016
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I already have one of these trees, it is by far my favorite tree. Beautiful flowers in the spring and stunning leaves in the fall. I've actually had landscapers stop to ask what kind of tree it is.
Jeff Z on Apr 20, 2017
The hardiness and beauty of this tree. Also, I want to purchase plants and trees of substantial size. Not these tiny saplings other places offer.
Maria M on Apr 7, 2017
I already have one of these trees, it is by far my favorite tree. Beautiful flowers in the spring and stunning leaves in the fall. I've actually had landscapers stop to ask what kind of tree it is.
Jeff Z on Apr 20, 2017
I chose this for my new son as a symbol of his new, beautiful life.
Tiffany P on Apr 11, 2017
The hardiness and beauty of this tree. Also, I want to purchase plants and trees of substantial size. Not these tiny saplings other places offer.
Maria M on Apr 7, 2017
I chose this for my new son as a symbol of his new, beautiful life.
Tiffany P on Apr 11, 2017
Can the yoshino tree be planted in Florida?
Hearger T on Feb 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Other than in Northern Fl, no, This tree grows in zones 5 to 8. You are most likely a 9 or 10. You want to look at Crape Myrtles for flowering trees that grow well in FL. If you are a zone 9, especially a zone 9a you have many other options including the Kwanzan Cherry. You can search our flowering trees by growing zone.

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/ You can find your zone here by searching with your zip code.

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