Grow Your Own Flowering Fruit Trees!
The Flowering Cherry Tree ‘Yoshino’ is an excellent tree for the home landscape, with a typical lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Because of its fragrant, light pink flowers, manageable size, and elegant shape, the popular and showy ‘Yoshino’ Cherry is often used as an ornamental tree. Flowers are followed by small black cherries which are bitter to humans but loved by birds. Foliage turns yellow with bronze tints in fall. This is a rapidly growing tree that is extraordinarily beautiful in the spring. ‘Yoshino’ attracts both birds, butterflies!
‘Yoshino’ cherry is a graceful ornamental flowering cherry tree that typically grows 30-40’ tall with a spreading, broad-rounded, open crown. Fragrant white to pink flowers in 3 to 6-flowered clusters (racemes) appear before or simultaneous to the emergence of the foliage in a profuse and spectacular early spring bloom. Serrate, dark green leaves (to 5” long) are elliptic to oval. Foliage turns yellow and with bronze tints in fall. This hybrid cherry comes from Japan and is one of the predominant cherry trees planted in Washington D.C.