High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Amayadori Yoshino Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis 'Amayadori'
Amayadori Yoshino Cherry flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 25 feet
Spread: 25 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5
A ravishing feature tree covered in clusters of showy white flowers with a pink blush in early spring, exquisite and dainty in full bloom, aong with a very shapely habit of growth; needs full sun and well-drained soil
Amayadori Yoshino Cherry is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds before the leaves. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy black drupes displayed in early fall. The smooth dark red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Amayadori Yoshino Cherry is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Amayadori Yoshino Cherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Amayadori Yoshino Cherry will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.