Trees and shrubs

Cherry blossom: one of the first to bloom


The flowering cherry tree, also known as Japanese cherry or prunus, is a very beautiful ornamental tree.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Prunusserrulata
Family : Rosaceae
Type : Tree

Height : 5 to 12 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Foliage : Expired -Flowering : March April

Pruning and maintenance favorably participate in its growth and flowering.

Planting the flowering cherry tree

It is recommended plant in autumn, before the first frosts to facilitate rooting.

  • If you crash your Japanese cherry tree in winter, do it outside of frost periods.

But like all trees bought in pots or containers, it will be possible to plant it in spring or summer by avoiding periods of strong heat.

In this case, plan a regular watering during the first months after planting.

Japanese cherry tree pruning

No pruning is necessary other than that of dead branches.

Do not prune before flowering but wait until the end, if necessary, to balance or reduce the branches.

Varieties of flowering cherry or prunus

Among the most famous varieties, we find the Kanzan one of the most spectacular blooms in spring.

We also have the kiku Shidare Sakura, the Hokusai, or theAccolade. The latter, smaller in size than the kanzan, reach between 6 and 8 m and are also dressed in very beautiful spring flowers.

Finally, if you are looking for a small prunus for a small garden, choose a "Amanogawa« .

  • Did you know ? The flowering cherry or Japanese cherry tree is part of the same family as the traditional cherry tree giving cherries.

All you need to know about the flowering cherry tree

The flowering or ornamental cherry tree is absolutely beautiful.

It brightens the beginnings of our springs with abundant flowering and tones ranging from white to pink.

This period, although rather short, will make your garden a colorful space and herald the return of sunny days.

Often called Prunus, it is part of the same family as the cherry tree but its fruits are not edible.

Smart tip about cherry blossoms

Avoid places that are too windy so as not to shorten the flowering period!

Video: DCs cherry blossom trees may not hit peak bloom for the first time in nearly a century (October 2020).