Cherry 'Yoshino' Tree - Prunus yedoensis Ivensii - 9L Pot

Code: TR01869L
Cherry 'Yoshino' Tree - Prunus yedoensis Ivensii - 9L Pot
Cherry 'Yoshino' Tree - Prunus yedoensis Ivensii - 9L Pot

The Yoshino Cherry, one of the most popular flowering cherries in the world, is a wide spreading deciduous weeping tree. When the flowers open in early spring it is transformed into fragrant cascades of snow-white blossom before turning into lovely autumn foliage in shades of orange and yellow.

Due to the bold yet beautiful nature of this flat-crowned tree, it could work as a focal point of any garden or even as an avenue tree.

Characteristics

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Flower Colour: Snow white
  • Foliage Colour: Green, orange/yellow in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2-3m
  • Rootstock: Colt
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Once established will not need watering in UK
  • Growing Habit: Small weeping
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Max. height after 10 years
  • Scented: Slight almond scent

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: clay, loam, sand, acidic
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 5m

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

Optional Extras
  • Fruit Tree Grease Band - 1.75m
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This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 

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