Cherry blossom seeds - Japanese Sakura Tree seeds
Cherry blossom is a flower of many trees of the genus Prunus. The most well-known species is the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is commonly called sakura.
Bonsai Japanese sakura - a tree that is adapted for living in the house. In appearance, the sakura bonsai is very beautiful from the trunk to the flowers. The trunk of the tree is most often curved, and rushes up, at will.
The bonsai itself can reach a height of 8 centimeters, and the most impressive sizes are limited to 130 centimeters. Small cherry blossoms can be not only bright pink, as they originally are in nature, but also have other shades.
How to grow a cherry blossom tree from seed:
1. Pour warm water over the seeds and let them sit for 24 hours. Wrap seeds in a paper towel soaked with 1 part peroxide/5 parts water. Keep moist in a zip lock bag and cold-stratify in the fridge for 60-90 days.
2. Transplant sprouts immediately. Plant remaining seeds after 90 days in pots w/seed starting mix. Japanese Cherry trees have long tap roots, so make sure the pot is fairly deep (unless kept as a bonsai or small ornamental tree). Place in warm indirect sunlight and keep moist. Germination will occur in 2-8 weeks, although rarely a seed will remain in dormancy until the following year. Be patient and don't discard your seeds prematurely!
3. Transplant into bigger pots as needed, or plant outdoors once established after last frost. Protect during the first few winters.
Prunus serrulata - the most popular for sale, is commonly known as Japanese Cherry, Hill Cherry, East Asian Cherry, Oriental Cherry, or Sakura Tree.
Short, single trunk with pinkish-white flowers.
Native to Japan, China, and Korea
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. commemorates the giving of 3,000 Cherry Trees from Tokyo to America in 1912.
Blossoms traditionally usually signify the beginning of spring.
In Japan, the cherry blossoms are an omen of good fortune and an emblem of love and affection.
Makes a beautiful addition to any landscape, and is also bonsai-suitable.
Life Cycle: Deciduous
Height: 25-40 ft
Max Width: 25 ft
USDA Zone: 5-9
Light: Full Sun / Partial Sun