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AKEBONO FLOWERING CHERRY
Prunus × yedoensis 'Akebono'

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Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA

General Notes

Alebono Cherry is a showy flowering lawn and garden accent tree, with its graceful weeping form, and spectacular spring flowering display. It is grafted onto upright rootstock, and any undesirable upright shoots arising from the grafting stock should be removed. It needs good drainage. On clay soils, plant on slopes or in raised beds. It is easily maintained under 25' in height.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names

AKEBONO FLOWERING CHERRY, AKEBONO YOSHINO CHERRY

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 35 feet.

Width: 25 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Medium to Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 7 and 14 - 20.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Caterpillars, Canker, Crown Rot, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus × yedoensis 'Akebono' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-×-yedoensis-akebono >

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