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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yoshino Cherry Buds are Swelling

It won't be too much longer now before the Yoshino Cherries begin to bloom in Tennessee. Last year the Yoshino Cherry trees bloomed at the end of March. Right now the buds are beginning to swell which makes me optimistic that they will bloom at about the same time as last year.




We have three Yoshinos and maybe four. I realize that it sounds kind of odd that I don't know the identity of one but it should be a Yoshino. I received it from Arbor Day a couple years ago but I have some doubts as to whether it is a Yoshino or another variety of cherry. It was ordered as a Yoshino and we'll see for sure if it blooms this year. The tree in the pictures of this post is definitely a Yoshino Cherry.




At the end of the month here's what to expect and why I like this tree so much. The cherry trees become completely covered with white blossoms. It's alike a magical white painting.

But for now we'll just wait and see. There should be quite a few other plants coming along to brighten our spring!






You should be able to find the Yoshino Cherry in nurseries any time now. If you have room for another tree in your landscape I highly recommend it. I listed it as a favorite the other day and wholeheartedly believe it's one of the best spring flowering trees around!

10 comments :

  1. Wow, can't wait to see it bloom! I just planted a yoshino and a kwanzan at the beginning of the year.

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  2. Beautiful tree. I must check into it. It could take the place of the Purple Leaf Plum that I lost in one of our storms.

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  3. I'm drawn to every post that says 'Cherry' in the title lol. I just planted an Okame Cherry yesterday :D Cherries are so beautiful, with or without leaves/flowers!

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  4. I bet they are getting big this year. P.S. Checked my winter jasmine-no buds but it is green and ready to pop.

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  5. Your tree will be beautiful! I can't wait for spring. It's warm enough here to get out and dig around to see what's under the leaves. I plan on spending the day out tomorrow.

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  6. Dear Dave .. they truly are gorgeous Spring blooming trees : )
    While we lived in Holland .. when it was Spring our little village was literally covered in pink petals once the cherry trees dropped them .. it was like a gigantic wedding had happened and all the confetti (spelling?) was on the streets .. it was amazing : ) This post reminding me of that .. thank you : )
    Joy

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  7. Plantiis,

    Great choices! I don't have the Kwanzan but I probably should.

    Lola,

    You won't have a ton of little baby Yoshinos like the Purple Leaf Plums put out.

    Kyna,

    Okame's are good one's also - I'm not sure I've met a cherry tree I didn't like!

    Tina,

    It won't be long then! Our Jasmine is bursting with color right now.

    Nancy,

    Very!!!!

    KMG,

    I've been out and active for the last week getting things cleanup up and ready to go - the warm weather will be welcome!

    Joy,

    That period of time when the petals drop is just magical! How long were you in Holland?

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  8. They are very pretty blooming trees. Our Pear tress are loaded with buds and blooms right now!!

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  9. I cannot believe how busy you are at blogging!!

    Thanks for the inspiration. How's the greenhouse coming along?? I need to visit your other spot!

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