In 1912, Tokyo gave many such trees as a gift to the United States. We can find many of these trees around the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C., where an annual Cherry Blossom Festival is held every year since 1935. After World War II, many of the trees in Japan began to die so we donated pieces of our trees to help save the population in Japan.
Other Names: Japanese Flowering Cherry, Oriental Cherry, Hill Cherry, East Asian Cherry Zone: 5 to 8 Growth rate: Fast Plant Type: Small deciduous flowering tree Family: Rosaceae Native Range: Japan, China, Korea Height: 15 to 25 feet Spread: 15 to 25 feet Shape: Vase-shaped, spreading crown. Bloom Time: April Bloom Color: White to pink Flower/Fruit: Full sun to part shade Sun: Full sun to part shade Fall Color: Bronze to red Drought tolerance: Medium Water: Medium Maintenance: Medium Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained loams in full sun to part shade. Best flowering in full sun. Culture: Prune after flowering in spring
Sowing Prunus serrulata Seeds: Japanese Flowering Cherry seeds need a warm spell and then a cold spell in order to mature the embryo and reduce the seed coat. Scarify: Soak 24 hours Stratify: Warm 30-60 Days, Cold 90-120 days, 40 Degrees F Germination: Sow 1/2” deep