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Prunus x yedoensis 'Shidare-Yoshino' (Yoshino Cherry)

Japanese Flowering Cherry 'Shidare-Yoshino', Yoshino Cherry, Potomac Cherry, Tokyo Cherry, Weeping Yoshino Cherry


Prunus x yedoensis 'Shidare-Yoshino' (Yoshino Cherry) is a deciduous tree with a dramatic and graceful weeping habit. Blooming in early spring, its pendulous bare branches get smothered with generous clusters of brilliant white blossoms. As the flowers wane, the oval-shaped, dark green leaves emerge and create a fresh summer canopy. In fall, they warm up to burnished shades of bronze and gold before shedding to the ground. 'Shidare-yoshino' is a cultivar of Yoshino cherries, a hybrid dating back to the late 1800s and thought to be the result of hybridizing Prunus speciosa with the weeping form of Prunus subhirtella v. pendula. This fine ornamental tree grows fairly quickly to become a respectable specimen.

  • Typically reaches 20-25 ft. in height (6-8 m) and 20-30 ft. in spread (6-9 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, relatively fertile, well-drained soils. This cherry tree is not tolerant of heavy clay soils with poor drainage.
  • Perfect choice as single specimen plant, mixed borders, lawns.
  • Prune in midsummer if silver leaf is a problem
  • Watch for caterpillars, leaf-mining moths, bullfinches, silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt.
  • Propagate by budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Fall
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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John Martin, © Martin Ogden /www.teddingtongardener.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Prunus - Flowering Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Fall
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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