Akebono Cherry Blossom Tree (Bare Root, 3 ft. to 4 ft. Tall)
One of the largest and most disease-resistant flowering cherry trees, the Akebono Cherry Blossom is perfect for climates that experience high rainfall and/or humidity, as well as expansive landscapes. This Cherry Blossom tree grows with an upright form when young but with age, the branches gradually attain a symmetrically weeping spread which perfectly allows 1 to enjoy the virtual cascade of fragrance and color the light pink blossoms bring. Because Akebono grows quite large, this weeping form is an excellent quality that ensures the beauty this tree brings is never out of sight. Being a hybrid, Akebono is able to combine and display the best qualities of its parent varieties, like the incredible disease resistance of the Oshima Cherry and the weeping form of the Pendula Cherry. The blossoms of Akebono even display both colors of their parent varieties, opening a pure white and gradually taking on a light rosy-pink hue before dropping. Rich green leaves highlight the midnight colored fruit that appears in summer, attracting an array of local birds and wildlife to a landscape. Akebono Cherry Tree, botanical name Prunus x yedoensis Akebono, is suited to USDA zones 4-9 with full sun and it reaches a height/spread of 25 ft. The Akebono Cherry Blossom is a true springtime spectacle that lights up its weeping branches with a cascade of fragrant flower clusters that cover its broad canopy in an unmissable burst of white to pink color.