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AKEBONO FLOWERING CHERRY
Prunus × yedoensis 'Akebono'
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
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.
Additional Common Names
AKEBONO FLOWERING CHERRY, AKEBONO YOSHINO CHERRY
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.
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, Armillaria, 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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus × yedoensis 'Akebono' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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