Question - How long do Yoshino cherry trees bloom?

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Timelapse of Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossoms Blooming It captures about five days or so, through the peduncle elongation, puffy white, and peak bloom stages. Bloom Time of Yoshino Cherry Trees This is such a common question that it seems important to address here. About 2 to 3 weeks depending on the weather. Here in NC it is generally about 3 weeks with the blooms often turning a deeper pink before dropping. Cherry trees bloom from late March through May in the U. S., but bloom begins as early as January in southern Japan. Bloom by 20 percent of trees in a variety signifies the beginning of its bloom period. Bloom by 70 percent of the trees marks peak bloom. A lack of water in the early spring keeps the cherry tree dormant and dehydrated, which limits its ability to flower or bloom. Keep the soil around the base of the flowering cherry tree moist to encourage growth and blossoming. Overview. Autumnalis is the only Cherry Blossom Tree known to consistently bloom twice in a year. The Autumnalis tree blooms exceptionally early in spring, usually before all other flowering cherry varieties and then once more in late autumn. These blossoms have even been known to appear in the middle of winter.

The fastest growing flowering cherry trees grow 3 feet per year. Yoshino flowering cherry (Prunus yedoensis), also known as Potomac cherry and Tokyo cherry, has a canopy in an oval, rounded or umbrella shape that reaches 35 feet tall.

On average, ornamental cherry trees live between 15 and 20 years, but some varieties can survive longer with the correct care. For example, Yoshino cherries normally live only into their second decade, but some specimens in Washington, D. C., have survived since their donation in 1912 by the Japanese government.

Prune cherry trees sparingly in the summer, only to eliminate upright and vigorous current growth. Remove entire shoots back to side shoots. Do not prune heavily in the summer. Cherry trees store their energy in the branches and leaves during summer months, so summer pruning reduces the tree's energy supplies.

How to Care for a Yoshino Cherry Tree Check the pH of the soil around the Yoshino cherry tree. Water the Yoshino cherry tree until the top 12 inches of soil are moist. Wait until the Yoshino cherry is 2 years old to fertilize it for the first time and then fertilize every other spring. Prune the Yoshino cherry in the fall, removing dead or weak branches.

The Yoshino cherry is a fast growing deciduous tree that can reach 40–50 ft. Depending on Yoshino cherry cultivars, the showy flowers are white to pink, single or double, and slightly fragrant. As the flowers wane, the ovate, serrated, dark green leaves emerge and create a fresh summer canopy.

Green colored buds appear in late February and early March. After peak bloom, the cherry blossom petals fall off the tree. From late spring to early fall the leaves on the tree are green. Some varieties of cherry trees produce small fruit which becomes food for birds and small mammals.

Sweet cherries are best suited for areas where temperatures are mild and humidity is low while tart cherries will grow in cooler climates and need about 2 months of winter temperatures below 45° F.

In only 3 to 4 years, the tree can reach up to 15 feet tall and have a trunk diameter of around 3-inches. After 4 years, the growth rate slows down, but the tree can still grow up to 3 or 4 feet each year for the rest of its life, which is relatively short -- 15 to 20 years at most.

How to prune a flowering cherry tree June: If you want to tidy up the tree and remove low side branches, June is the best time to do this. October-November: More drastic pruning should be postponed until October and November.

Cherry blossom season lasts for about a month every spring and is always weather dependent early March to early April is a good rule of thumb. Most trees bloom for one to two weeks. The further South, the earlier the trees bloom.

When your cherry tree blossoms but no fruit appears, it may also be due to its fruiting habit. The cherry tree, whether sweet or sour, needs several years of growth before it is mature enough to fruit. The cherry tree may also be susceptible to biennial bearing, wherein the tree flowers every other year.

The branch tips die back, leaving clusters of dead, brown leaves. The cause is a fungal disease called Brown Rot Blossom Blight. Fungus spores infect the tree blossoms in the spring, when the blooms begin to age. Many tiny black spores begin to cover the dying flowers.

There are many possible reasons for flowering trees failing to bloom. The trees may not have received sufficient water. You may have pruned the tree at the wrong time (homeowners sometimes remove branches containing the very buds that would have become flowers the next spring) There could be a soil deficiency.