‘Akebono’ Flowering Cherry
Package of 5 Plants
Plants are between 4-18″ in height.
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Prunus x yedoensis ‘akebono’
The Akebono Cherry (also called the Daybreak Yoshino Cherry) is a beautiful flowering cherry tree with species origin native to Japan. Having very soft pink bloom, supposedly double white flower that blooms in April, it forms a rounded spreading 25 foot wide by 25 foot high tree at maturity. As a cultivar of the Yoshino Cherry, it was selected and named at the W. B. Clark Nursery in San Jose, California around 1920. Akebono Cherry trees are deciduous and turn a yellowish color during fall making them splendid landscape trees for residential and commercial properties. They have bright green, glossy foliage during spring and summer months. With a typical lifespan of 15 to 20 years, Akebono Cherry trees have relatively few insect or disease problems and make excellent specimen trees. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are alternately arranged, 3 to 6 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide, with a serrated margin; they are often bronze-toned when newly emerged, becoming dark green by summer. Leaves turn yellow in fall.|
|Size:||15 to 25 feet in height at maturity with 15 to 40 feet in spread.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 5-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Rounded and upright spreading with medium adult size.|
|Rate:||Medium to fast.|
|Flowers:||The flowers emerge before the leaves in early spring; they are slightly fragrant, 1 to 1 and a half inches in diameter, with five pale pink petals. The flowers grow in clusters of five or six together.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Aphids, scales and spider mites are a few common sap-sucking insects that can become a minor problem.|
|Landscape Value:||With its flowers forming well before the leaves, Akebono Cherry trees are some of the showiest of all ornamental trees. As an excellent specimen plant, Akebono Cherry trees are often used in groupings to increase their appeal. Because the Akebono Cherry develops into a much small tree than the Yoshino Cherry, it can be used for a wider range of landscaping purposes. Take care to give it plenty of sunshine when selecting a position for planting. Also, be mindful of eventual replacement. Akebono Cherry trees typically live for 15 to 20 years.|
|Soil Preference:||Grows in acidic, loamy, sandy, and clay soils, but prefers moist and well-drained soils.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting and prune as necessary to maintain form and desired shape.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.