If you've ever seen the Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom, you'll know why people have celebrated them over millennia. Perhaps you've seen the spectacular show these trees exhibit in Washington D.C.
Pink blossoms are borne in lush clusters from the top to the bottom of all branches. They open fully before the leaves emerge in spring. The floral display on bare branches can make the tree look like a stunning confection!
No wonder why these celebrated pink flowers look amazing at the National Cherry Blossom festival around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.. What a national treasure, and a very thoughtful gift from Tokyo, Japan in 1912!
These very special trees are the true harbingers of spring. Let the expertly grown trees from NatureHills.com help turn your yard or landscape into your own spring-flowering reason to celebrate with family and friends.
Japan's official national flower, Cherry Blossom trees herald the beginning of spring with its many, many blooms. Called the Sakura, these are the most popular ornamental trees in Japan. They were carefully cultivated and bred for hundreds of years.
Sakura trees have a prominent place in Japanese culture. The people of Japan, like the visitors to Washington D.C. National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrate these gorgeous trees, and you should, too.
Why not host your own annual Sakura party? Invite your friends and family to help you welcome spring in big style. Try sushi and sake, barbeque, or anything you like.
It's all about getting together to appreciate the beauty of these amazing blooms!
Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees, such as the Yoshino, Kwanzan Cherry, and Okame, provide a gorgeous sense of renewal. Use them as specimens in the landscape, or included as a very special collection or grouping.
Kwanzan is a very popular variety. With upright branches that spread as the tree ages, Kwanzan features abundant, double flowers. The blooms are 2 ½ inches across, and a deep, rosy pink.
Yoshino blooms are a pale pink that seems to glow. They are held so abundantly on bare branches; the tree is literally festooned with them.
The peak bloom is in early spring. Our amazing Autumn Blooming Cherry is one notable exception, because it will bloom twice yearly, usually spring and fall.
Another unique flowering cherry is the Weeping Cherry. The Weeping Cherry spills its branches toward the ground and displays an intricate branch structure.
The trees blooming make a wonderful sight, but they look great all year-long.
Some will produce so many flowers, that the entire tree will appear as one giant bloom. Weeping Cherry trees look excellent as an accent in the center of a mulched garden bed.
Carefully prune and shape them into a magnificent living sculpture! You'll enjoy many years of their beauty and grace.
People love to feature the petite Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry as a gorgeous specimen tree. Trim the weeping branches of this cherry blossom tree into a tidy "umbrella", or let them grow out long. You'll adore the lovely light pink to white flowers all along the trailing branches.
Nature Hills serves the needs of people across the United States. Use Sand Cherries, like the Purple Leaf Sand Cherry, which are actually cold tolerant to hardiness zone 3. Japanese Cherry Blossom trees won't grow that far north. The reddish-purple foliage provides an intense, beautiful accent for the entire summer.
Amplify the impact of a water feature by planting an informal grouping of Cherry Blossom trees nearby. You’ll love the reflected flowers.
Ornamental Flowering Cherry Blossom trees grow well in full sun, but can be grown in partial shade, too. In the warmest climates, a planting spot that receives afternoon shade is preferred.
They prefer well-drained soil that is slightly acidic, or low pH. If you have heavy soil that stays wet, be sure to create a raised planting bed or mound for your tree. Use native soil, with handfuls of pine bark soil conditioner or peat moss to improve drainage.
They need a moderate amount of water. Take care when establishing your Cherry Blossom tree to feel the soil next to your tree. If it's getting dry, time to water. If it's moist, skip watering and check back soon.
Using a thick layer of mulch over the root system will help keep your plant happy. Pull mulch back from the trunk by at least 6 inches for proper air circulation.
Cherry Blossom trees don't like root competition from other plants. You'll be better off spreading the mulch layer wide to create a special focal point, versus planting in a lawn.
Add some small boulders and a special bench and table under a high branch. Style this tree to match your exterior. It will work with modern, traditional and even rustic styles beautifully.
Sculpt the tree with careful pruning in winter. Decide which branches you'll keep as a first step. Then, carefully prune the rest to open the canopy to sunlight and air circulation.
Emphasize the lyrical curves of the beautiful branch structure. Ponder the shape before you trim! Let pruning your tree be an exercise in mindfulness.
The Flowering Cherry Blossom tree will not produce edible fruit. Let the birds enjoy any tiny, black drupe that may appear in fall.
Shop our extensive collection of Cherry Blossom trees. The extremely high quality plant materials from the nation’s best expert growers will make you happy!
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