Japanese Flowering Cherry cannot be shipped to AK, CA, CO, HI, OR, and WA due to state restrictions.
The Japanese Flowering Cherry is the darling of the flowering tree world and the very symbol of Spring beauty! This stand-out tree is, of course, known for its vibrant display of white-pink blossoms and faint almond fragrance in the Spring. In the Summer, this tree will be a highlight in the yard with its oriental branching pattern, glossy bark and dark green leaves. One of the most widely planted ornamental cherry trees, it is ideal for planting close to sidewalks or as a patio shade tree.
The Japanese Flowering Cherry is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings.
A native of Japan, it was introduced to America in 1902. In Japan there is a believable legend that each Spring a fairy maiden hovers low in the warm sky, wakening the sleeping Cherry trees to life with her delicate breath. This tree, along with its cousin the "Kwanzan" Cherry tree, is responsible for the spectacular pink color show each spring in Washington, D.C.