Flowering Cherry Trees





What are Flowering Cherry Trees?

Flowering Cherry Trees are ornamental trees; they do not produce fruit. These Cherry Trees are symbols of beauty, renewal, and change. All over the world these majestic trees are celebrated with festivals. Exquisite Cherry Tree blooms are admired for their stunning beauty! Cherry Trees range from stunning vase shapes to charming weeping varieties. So, you are sure to find the perfect Flowering Cherry Tree for your landscape! Add beauty to any yard, small or large, with a flowering cherry tree. These trees are hardy, low maintenance, and absolutely gorgeous so you really can’t go wrong!

When to Prune Flowering Cherry Trees

Generally, pruning is not necessary for ornamental cherry trees. Winter or early spring is the best time to prune ornamental cherry trees if desired or required. Heavy pruning for shape and size control or invigorating an older tree should be done when your Cherry Tree is dormant. Removing suckers should be done as soon as you see them. Superficial pruning (for example a single broken or dead branch or 2) can be done at any time.

How to Prune Flowering Cherry Trees

When pruning a Flowering Cherry Tree be sure to disinfect your pruners prior to and after using them. Remove any suckers or growth from the base of your tree. Pruning cuts should not go back farther than the branch collar. Heading cuts should be done about ¼ inch above a bud that is facing outward. Branches can be thinned back to the main trunk to help with air and light penetration on an over-crowded tree.

Where to Buy Flowering Cherry Trees

Here at PlantingTree, we sell Ornamental Cherry Trees year-round. We only carry high quality trees we would plant in our own yards. Orders are picked daily from our nursery, packaged with care, and shipped directly to your home. Our family owned online garden center takes pride in the plants we carry. Look at the top of this page to browse our in stock Flowering Cherry Trees for sale. Our inventory does fluctuate so check back often.

How to Plant Flowering Cherry Trees

First, water your potted tree and thoroughly moisten the root ball. Dig a hole about twice as wide as the root ball and put your tree in the freshly dug hole. The top of the root ball should be visible over the original soil line just slightly. Fill in the soil around the roots and water thoroughly. A deep watering will eliminate air pockets without overly compacting the soil. An inch or 2 of mulch spread out about as wide as the tree’s canopy offers many benefits to a new tree.

How to Grow Flowering Cherry Trees

Cherry Trees will grow and flower best in full sun and well-drained, moist soil. Water deeply about twice weekly while your tree is establishing. Once established, you will only need to water during extended periods of drought. Keeping a layer of mulch around your tree will reduce watering needs by keeping the soil moist. Mulch also protects the roots of your tree during temperature extremes in both summer and winter. Provide your tree with nutrients for the growing season by applying a slow release fertilizer in early spring.

Featured Flowering Cherry Trees

Prunus serrulata
 
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size 20-30 feet tall and wide
 
In early spring the Kwanzan Cherry explodes with a heavy crop of bright pink double blooms! This vase shape tree is one of the hardiest and the largest cherry trees available. Oh and the best part...the Kwanzan also has 1 of the longest bloom times of all flowering cherry trees.
Prunus okame
 
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size 15-20 feet tall and wide
 
The Okame Cherry Tree provides elegance, beauty, shade, and an abundance of pink blooms, making it an outstanding addition to any home landscape. This small tree is easy to grow and adds value and curb appeal. The Okame is the ideal focal tree for a small yard or urban landscape. Deep pink blooms adorn this pretty tree in early spring.
Prunus x yedoensis 'Shidare Yoshino'
 
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Mature Size 20 feet tall and 30 feet wide
 
The Weeping Yoshino boasts cascading branches that flow toward the earth and make it shine in the home landscape. Pretty light pink blooms coat these branches in early spring, adding color and magnificent beauty. The Weeping Yoshino Cherry tree reaches about 20 feet in height and 30 feet in width.
Prunus x yedoensis 'Shidare Yoshino'
 
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Mature Size 20 feet tall and 30 feet wide
 
The Yoshino Cherry has a subtle, vase shape and absolutely stunning traditional blossoms. This tree exudes elegance! The pink centered white to light pink blossoms demand to be admired. Perfect as a single focal tree or a grouping, the Yoshino looks amazing in any landscape! Check out our blog about the Yoshino Flowering Cherry Tree.

Be sure to browse our collections of Flowering Trees and Flowering Shrubs for additional blooming botanical options. We also recommend our blogs Best Flowering Shade Trees, and Spring Blooming Trees.

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