How To Landscape With Youshino Cherry Tree?

Planting a Yoshino Cherry Tree

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I plant my Yoshino cherry tree?


  1. Choose an area that receives full sun to partial shade—full sun is preferable.
  2. Clear away any debris, turfgrass, or weeds.
  3. Dig a hole twice the depth and the same width as your Yoshino cherry root ball, leaving a small mound of dirt in the middle.

How do you shape a Yoshino cherry tree?

Trim any branches that are less than three feet off the ground, and make sure that there are about 2 feet in between each "layer" of main branches extending from the trunk. Branches should circle the tree and extend perpendicularly from the main trunk, so you should thin out branches growing upward first.

What can you plant around a cherry tree?

The most common companion plants that support cherry trees include marigolds, dandelions, lavender, and rosemary. Ideally, companion plants attract pollinators, build healthy soil, repel pests, and are visually appealing. Depending on their shade tolerance, some plants can be planted under the tree itself.

Are Yoshino cherry trees messy?

The Cherry Blossom Tree includes several varieties; however the most commonly referenced cultivar is the Japanese Flowering Cherry, or the Yoshino Cherry Tree. Do not be deceived; flowering cherry trees do not fruit. This means no messy clean-up of over-ripe cherries.

How do you plant a Yoshino cherry tree?

Select a Well Drained Area for Your Yoshino Cherry tree. Dig a hole the depth of the root area of the tree and approximately twice the width of the root base of the tree. Soak the roots in water. Place the tree in the hole and gently spread the roots when possible. Note: Do Not Plant the tree too deep.

How often should you water a Yoshino cherry tree?

Yoshino Cherry trees thrive in full sun and are adaptable to most soil as long as it drains well. Water deeply when planting and about twice weekly for 2 to 3 months while your new tree is establishing. Once your tree is established you will only need to water during dry periods.

What does a Yoshino cherry tree look like?

Depending on Yoshino cherry cultivars, the showy flowers are white to pink, single or double, and slightly fragrant. As the flowers wane, the ovate, serrated, dark green leaves emerge and create a fresh summer canopy.

When to prune a Yoshino cherry tree in Japan?

Yoshino cherry trees do not require pruning, but if you see any dead, diseased, or crowded branches, you should prune them when they appear. If you want to prune for aesthetic reasons, early summer is the time—that way, you won’t prune any buds.

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