How to Grow an Autumn Cherry Tree
The autumn-blooming cherry tree is a hardy deciduous garden beauty that thrives best in Hardiness Zones 5-8 and produces an abundance of flowers ranging from light pink to white. There are other cherry trees however that produce flowers with dark pink, yellow or green blossoms. The autumn cherry tree has broad upright branches that are delicate, and the serrated, oblong-ovate leaves transition from a green color in the spring to gold, bronze, and red color during autumn.
This cherry tree grows very quickly reaching two or more feet each year, the height of the autumn cherry tree at maturity can be anywhere from 20-35 feet with a spread or width of 20-25 feet. These cherry trees are highly prized so if you’re in the market to purchase an autumn cherry tree then continue reading as we discussed the growth and care of this beauty including how to locate an autumn-blooming cherry tree that is for sale.
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Autumn Cherry Tree Light Conditions
When seeking a location to install your autumn cherry tree locate an area that gets full sunlight during the morning hours followed by the evening shade, however, these garden beauties thrive best with at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight per day. If your desire is to plant several of these trees then give a spacing of 35 feet apart.
Autumn Cherry Tree Soil Type
Although the autumn cherry tree can adapt to most soil types this tree grows best in soils that are moist, acidic, well-drained loam or clay.
Autumn Cherry Tree Watering Methods
The amount of water that’s given to your autumn cherry tree is so important when first growing, the soil should never be soggy or waterlogged which will encourage yellow foliage (leaves) followed by leaf defoliating or leaf drop. Once your tree has been established water no more than once every 7 to 10 days. Half of an inch of water should be sufficient each time you water.
When to Fertilize Autumn Cherry Tree
Autumn cherry trees can be fertilized once a year with low nitrogen fertilizer in early spring, about two to three weeks before the tree bloom period. Fertilization can still be carried out after bud break, by no means any later than July.
How Fast Does an Autumn Tree Grow
The autumn cherry tree grows at a fast rate of two feet or more per year until it reaches maturity, of 20-35 feet in height and a spread of 20-25 feet.
What Cherry Tree is the Prettiest
Some consider the Kwanzan cherry tree to be showier because the blooms are double pink, giving an abundance of beautiful flowers.
The Fruits of Autumn Cherry Tree
Autumn cherry tree blackberries are small and bitter, songbirds find these fruits to be delicious, as for humans, the taste is far (bitter) from pleasant.
Are the Roots of Autumn Cherry Tree Invasive
While the roots of cherry trees are not invasive it’s always best to install any tree about one-half of its width at maturity away from structures. For example, houses, office buildings, etc…
When to Cut Back Cherry Blossom Tree
Pruning procedures for your autumn cherry tree should be carried out in late winter, early spring, or immediately after blooming, pruning will remove any damaged branch, cause the tree to maintain its natural form, and will encourage a fuller plant with more flowers.
Autumn Blooming Cherry Tree Specs
- Attracts Songbirds
- Blooms Twice a year
- Blooms early in spring than most cherry trees
- Cold hardy
- Produces an abundance of beautiful flowers
- Fast growing
Autumn Blooming Cherry Tree for Sale
If you are looking to purchase one or more of these amazing trees we have provided a link for you to make purchases. Click on the image to Make a Purchase
The final word on autumn blooming cherry tree for sale
The autumn-blooming cherry tree is a winner, this garden beauty will bring that much-needed flavor to your outdoor living space besides attracting wildlife which is an added bonus. I believe this tree will spruce up your garden as it stands out as a specimen plant or a show stopper so go ahead and make a purchase you will be so happy with the results as your garden and landscape areas are transformed into a thing of beauty or should I say a work of art.
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