Cherry Blossom Trees for Sale Online
Flowering Cherry trees are a very special category of trees for us. Being just outside of Washington DC, we look forward every year to the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. Every year magazine and newspaper articles are written about this much-anticipated event which is held from late March through early April. In our area, it is often the first event celebrating spring.
The Cherry blossom trees sold today are the same time-proven varieties that were gifted to the United States by the emperor of Japan. They bloom in early spring and the colors are a welcome sight after winter's long sleep. Cherry Blossom Trees are easy to grow and look fabulous planted in front yards across the country. Our selection of Japanese Cherry Trees will allow you to enjoy cherry blossom flowers from early spring throughout May.
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Spring Flowering Cherry Trees
One of the earliest and most beautiful signs that Spring is truly here is the arrival of the flowers on ornamental cherry blossom trees, known as Sakura in Japan. Clouds of beautiful blossoms from the deepest pink to the most delicate white have captivated gardeners and artists alike for centuries. Flowering cherry trees begin their display in late March to early April and like the flowering bulbs of Spring, it is a welcome sight in the garden after the gloom of winter.
After a spectacular show, the cherry blossom petals fall like snow in the gusty winds of March and April. It forms a huge part of Japanese culture and alongside Japanese Maples, no Japanese-style garden would be complete without them. When designing your garden – cherry trees are a great asset to use to accentuate a particular area – their shape, bright spring display, and rich autumn leaf color make them a good all-around investment in a statement tree.
Here at Woodie's Garden Goods Direct, we have a great selection, chosen for their beauty, shape, and range of size that will fit most gardens. From the smallest patio and garden to the largest home and commercial properties we have the right choice for your garden.
Ornamental cherry trees will grow in just about any well-drained soil. When it comes to choosing an ornamental tree, cherry blossom trees are a leading choice among many homeowners. Cherry blossom festivals around the world, such as the one in Washington DC, have inspired homeowners to add Ornamental Flowering Cherry Trees that bloom in early spring to their gardens.
Growing 30-40 feet tall on average, like full sun, and being a flowering tree we appreciate what flowering cherry trees bring to any landscape project.
Planting Your New Ornamental Cherry Trees
Choose a location with well-draining soil and full sun or light shade. Plant the cherry tree in the spring after the last frost. Dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the root ball. Leave a mound of soil in the center of the hole. Applying Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus to this mound will help give your tree a great start. Set the tree on the soil mound and spread the roots in the hole. The crown of the tree should be at least an inch above the surrounding soil level. If the tree is too low, add more soil to the center mound. Backfill the hole about two-thirds full.
Water the tree and fill the rest of the planting hole with soil. Do not cover the crown with the soil; only fill to the point the roots were covered in the nursery container. Spread a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch over the root zone of the tree, in an approximately 3-foot radius around the tree trunk. Keep the mulch at least 8 inches from the trunk.
How to Care for a Cherry Blossom Tree
Ornamental Cherry Trees are relatively low maintenance once they are established, and they will thrive in your garden for 20 to 40 years. Here are a few tips on how to care for a healthy Cherry Blossom Tree:
- Keep your Cherry Tree evenly hydrated, especially in dry weather. A Water Gator can be a useful tool to help create the deep, slow watering that encourages healthy roots. Mulching the area will help retain water during dry seasons as well.
- Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees are susceptible to diseases, so it is important to always sanitize your pruning tools and check your trees' leaves and branches frequently. If you see any signs of shriveled or chewed leaves, powdery mildew, silver or black fungus, borer holes, growths, or cankers on the branches, address them as soon as possible so that they do not spread. As long as you can identify issues early you can help your tree thrive.
- You really only need to prune your flowering cherry tree sparingly in order to increase airflow and to remove dead or diseased branches. Remove signs of severe disease on sight with sanitized tools; otherwise, it is best to wait until May or June to prune Cherry Trees after their blooms are spent.
- Choose a location with full to partial sun, adequate soil drainage, and ample room for the fully grown branches. We recommend that you allow 10 to 20 feet of space between trees so that you can enjoy their handsome growth habit. If planting near a house, be mindful of falling petals and falling leaves.
- Most Ornamental Cherry Trees will do well between zones 6 and 8, with some being more cold-hardy than others and thriving in zones 4 or 5 as well. If your area experiences an unusually warm spell before the last major frost, that warm weather could 'force' your blooming cherry trees to start to bud early. If this has happened and there is another hard frost still expected, you can protect the delicate buds by gently wrapping the whole tree in light cloth or burlap, using stakes to keep the cloth from touching the buds too much.
Popular Choices for Cherry Blossom Trees
The white blossoms of a Snow Goose Flowering Cherry Tree are a bright end to winter every year. This outstanding show-stopper of a tree, the Snow Goose Flowering cherry tree has beautiful white blooms with a soft pink center that really compliments the bright green leaves. It is a perfect addition to any small space landscape due to its slow-growing nature and eye-catching buds. They grow up to 30-40 feet tall and 20-25 tall.
For a unique landscape addition, the Yoshino Cherry Tree brings an unmatched softness to any garden. Their white flowers are a beautiful choice for your garden. Yoshino Cherry Trees have the added benefit of being a flowering tree with soft white and crystal pink flowers. Yoshino Cherry Trees have brilliant yellow fall color as well, creating visual interest in seasons outside of their bloom time.
The Okame Cherry Tree Japanese flowering cherry tree was featured in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. Their deep pink hue is a showstopper. They grow to be 20-30 feet tall and 20-25 feet wide. Okame Cherry Trees also have showy orange and red leaves in the fall. They sport some of the earliest blossoms of the year.
The Kwanzan Cherry Tree (Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan') is a lovely specimen tree that puts on an incredible early season display with masses of large, double, deep pink blooms highlighted by the bronze-red new growth. An upright, vase-shaped branching tree perfect for lining a street or driveway. Kwanzan Cherry Trees grow to be 20-25 feet and 15-20 feet wide. Their brilliant bronze-orange fall color gives them a multi-seasonal interest.
Typically, ornamental cherry trees are not long-lived - healthy trees las between 30 and 40 years old. The exceptions in North America are two Weeping Cherry Trees in New York City that have survived since the original 1921 gift from the Emperor of Japan. Weeping Cherry Trees (Prunus pendula) have a distinct shape to their branches and make for a dramatic statement.
Other Types of Cherry Trees
Looking for a cherry tree with edible fruit? While technically all cherry trees produce fruit, trees bred for their blossoms don't taste anywhere near as delicious as the cherry trees developed for their fruit. In fact, the best way to tell the difference between fruiting cherry trees and flowering cherry trees is how elaborate their flowers are. Fruiting cherry trees do not spend anywhere near as much energy on their blooms and tend to have very small, insignificant floral displays. Adversely, blossoming cherry trees usually have teeny tiny, bitter fruits best left to the birds. If you want to enjoy a harvest yield of tasty cherries, try the Sweet Southern Cherry Tree.
The Sweet Southern Cherry Tree or also known as the Barbados Cherry Tree is a high-yielding cherry tree that will give you plenty of delicious cherries in just about one or two years from planting! This fruiting cherry tree is a self-fertile tree and does not need a pollinator in order to produce fruit, however having two or more will definitely increase the size of your crop.
If you’re looking to buy Cherry Blossom Trees online for your garden, consider Woodie’s approved Cherry Trees from Garden Goods Direct. We provide you with the trees you want. We will also help you with Cherry Tree planting tips to make the most of your investment.