There are flowering cherry trees and then there is Akebono Flowering Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'). Imagine walking through a grove of trees boasting some of the most enormous cherry blossoms you've ever seen. It may be hard to paint the mental picture but it's oh so easy to accomplish! Akebono can be added to any garden today!
Commonly known as the cherry tree with the largest blossoms, Akebono blooms each spring before leaves develop. Don't worry though, with its masses of large, soft pink, semi-double flowers, the branches won't even be visible!
As the lightly fragrant flowers bloom their course, the leaves begin to sprout a lush, deep green that turns the flowering masterpiece, into a lovely shade tree for the rest of the season. As summer fades to fall, the leaves will put on a show themselves as they turn a golden yellow with orange highlights each fall.
The shape of this sizable cherry tree starts with a more upright form when young and quickly turns into asymmetrical stunner with a rounded crown and dense foliage.
Akebono Flowering Cherry is often used for an early spring pop of color in larger landscapes as a mass planting but is also just as beautiful when planted by itself in smaller urban settings. Either way, making sure this tree is somewhere it can be admired is an absolute must!
This deciduous beauty will surely bring curious onlookers each spring wondering how you've managed to grow such an incredible tree with such full blossoms. This curiosity won't be limited to just neighbors, butterflies and hummingbirds will flutter from near and far for a chance to snack on the tasty nectar of the cherry blossoms!
For such a magnificent tree, the caretaking required is minimal. Simply plant somewhere in full sun with well drained soil and Akebono will thrive! It'll even tolerate light drought conditions once established!
When it comes to cherry blossoms, bigger is better and the flowers on the Akebono are definitely bigger! Add one or more to any landscape to create an explosion of color each spring. Order one today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 25 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink and White|