Weeping Yoshino Flowering Cherry
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Prunus x yedoensis var. perpendens
The Weeping Yoshino Cherry (also called the Shidare Yoshino) is a cultivar of the hybrid Yoshino Cherry. With gracefully weeping branches, the tree is heralded for its abundant blooms that appear in April prior to leafing out. The tree is pollution tolerant, making it wonderful in urban environments. Thought to be the result of hybridization between the Oshima Cherry (Prunus speciosa) and the Weeping Higan Cherry (Prunus subhirtella var. pendula), the species arose during the 1800s. Its botanical species name references the old name of Tokyo – Edo/Yedo, and the Yoshino flower is both the national flower of Japan and the symbol of the Japanese emperor. 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 white or pale pink petals; flowers grow in clusters of five or six together
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
15-20 feet tall at maturity with 15-25 foot spread
What am I buying?
We sell Weeping Yoshino 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.