If you are looking for a unique accent tree with a long history and a ton of character, the Yoshino Weeping Flowering Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis pendula) should definitely be on your short list. It is one of the most well-known varieties in both Japan and in the United States.
This tree performs beautifully as a very special accent tree. Imagine a stunning, free-form work of art growing in your yard as an incredible focal point. Now, imagine that tree absolutely smothered in precious, porcelain-pink blooms in spring.
A confection, right? No wonder we call this a "Fairy Tale" tree. This is a truly unique tree that definitely has a story to tell.
Paired with the weeping branches, this magnificent tree will soon become a cherished accent in your garden. When young, it will grow upright with a vase shape and arching branches. As it ages, this wonderfully structured tree develops great form quickly in the landscape.
These are very noteworthy trees and are absolutely pretty as a picture. If you need an inspirational muse, here it is.
This is one of the main varieties that was planted in Washington, D.C. during the Taft administration in 1912. Both the Yoshino and the Kwanzan Flowering Cherries were part of a gift of 3,000 trees from Japan.
They are now some of America's most famous Cherry trees, and are celebrated each year in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Have you ever been? If you've seen those pale pink and white flowers in person, you'll know this is one of the prettiest ornamental trees in the world.
The green leaves turn an orangey-red in autumn. Yes, Weeping Yoshino Cherry tree gives you another excuse to plan a second yearly party to celebrate another season of interest.
What a beauty! Please order soon, because this tree is in very high demand.
Plant this as a specimen tree to accent your landscape. You'll enjoy its graceful, glowing pale pink flowers in early spring. You'll also love the contrasting dark bark set into an evocative, twisting form.
It will look absolutely beautiful near your patio, or in an Asian-style or Meditation Garden.
The character of this beautiful weeping tree has a natural, informal feel. Each tree becomes a work of art. There is nothing "uniform" about this variety. Instead, you'll be rewarded with a tree that gives you a dramatic presence in your landscape.
We admit the Yoshino Weeping Cherry - like the best modern art - isn't for everyone. But if you prefer a curved line to a straight one, a natural fit to artificial, free form to structure, then this tree is for you.
When you first get your tree from Nature Hills, sit with it. Study the downturned branch structure from all directions.
This tree benefits from a thoughtful planting. Imagine yourself as a sculptor, and carefully consider the form when you site this magnificent tree. Turn it around to see all angles and select the view you'll want to face towards your house or patio.
If you can, give this tree enough room to be able to walk all the way around it. After all, you won't want to miss a minute of the spring show, or the autumn glory.
The Weeping Yoshino flowering tree requires very well-drained soil. Study your yard to see if it puddles after a rain. If it does, you may have poor drainage. If you can, choose another location or mound soil up 12 to 18 inches above the natural soil line. Plant your tree directly in that mound of soil.
Provide mulch out three feet past the outside of the canopy to a depth of at least 3 to 4 inches. After all, it's slightly jealous of competing plant roots, so does best as a solo act.
Like many plants from mountainous Japan, Yoshino is adapted to a wide range of climates and soil types but would prefer slightly acidic soils. In areas with higher pH soil and/or water, fertilize with an acid fertilizer applied in the fall to help maintain an acceptable soil pH. Over time, mulch will help to sustain the pH around your tree.
This tree can be thoughtfully pruned for shape. Remember, the philosophy is to remove any branches you don't want to keep.
Enjoy the process with this spectacular specimen tree. And join the ranks of Weeping Yoshino fanatics worldwide. Order yours 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.
|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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The Prunus X yedoensis itself is a bit of a mystery, no one has identified where this variety originated from. It is most likely a hybrid as none have ever been discovered in the wild.
This weeping variety can be traced back as far as Edo (Tokyo) in the middle of the 1800's, and that is where the trail ends. With centuries of flowering cherry hybridization already, Tokyo in the mid 1800's was more a distribution center for flowering Cherry varieties.
A number of forms of the Prunus X yedoensis were found to come true from seed both the Upright and the Weeping. We are now offering a special form of this tree.
|Botanical Name||Prunus x yedoensis pendula|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red|