glossy, dark green leaves of the Yoshino cherry tree turn
yellow in the fall. This tree, like all other flowering cherry
trees, prefers full sun and well-drained soil in order to
grow and flower properly. The Yoshino cherry tree works great
as a specimen planting, or as a border or mass planting in
an open area.
in zones five through eight, the Yoshino cherry tree will
grow to a height of fifteen to twenty-five feet, and have
an equal mature spread. The moderate to fast growth of a Yoshino
cherry tree makes it a popular tree in public spaces and on
US capitol grounds. A group of Yoshino cherry trees make a
spectacular show with a background of evergreens.
native of Japan and China, the Yoshino cherry tree will perform
well in the United States. The fragrant blooms will usually
appear in mid-March. A Yoshino cherry tree will flower each
year, but the quantity of blooms may vary from year to year.
This is directly related to the amount of winter cold that
the plant receives.