Akebono Flowering Cherry
|Price per Plant||$27.50||$8.00||$7.00|
Prunus x yedoensis ‘Akebono’
The Akebono Cherry (also called the Daybreak Yoshino Cherry) is a beautiful flowering cherry tree originally developed in Japan. Having very soft pink blooms, semi-double flowers 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. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Diseases & Insects|| |
Aphids, scales and spider mites are a few common sap-sucking insects that can become a minor problem
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; flowers grow in clusters of five or six together
|Hardiness Range|| |
zone 5a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
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
15-25 feet tall at maturity with an equal spread
What am I buying?
We sell Akebono Cherries as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.
When are plants collected?
Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.
How are plants shipped?
All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using PirateShip.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.