Whether you plant a single tree, a small cluster, or decide to line a drive. Your yard will be transformed by the inclusion of an Autumnalis Cherry. The Autumn Cherry (higan cherry tree) is a breath-taking sight to behold, adorning itself with abundant white/pink blooms that attract a wide range of pollinators prior to leafing out in the spring. Lightly textured bright green leaves blend soon emerge to blend with the smooth bark and circular shape of the canopy to create the epitome of round shapely trees providing structure and fullness through the summer months. With the arrival of cool temperatures in the fall, it is not uncommon for the autumn cherry to provide an encore of blooms as it transitions to a stately gold color that work well when partnered with the bright reds and oranges of maple trees or sweet gums trees.
Be sure to plant this tree in an location that you can see while you relax. Then you can enjoy the full blooms drifting from the tree like snow in the spring, the summer shape, and the light golden foliage with small cherries that attract song birds to the tree from fall to early winter.
|Bloom Color:||White with subtle shades of pink|
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||Light golden yellow|
|Foliage Color:||Emerges bright green and darkens with age|
|Genus & Species:||Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'|
|Mature Height:||25 to 35 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||25 to 35 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun; Partial sun|
|Zone:||5 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Ornamental Cherry
Ornamental cherry trees are beautiful and fast growing. This makes them worth the small amount of extra care that is required to help them thrive. Cherry trees are susceptible to a number of diseases, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Reduce stress on your cherry tree by providing well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Do not plant the tree where soil does not drain adequately. If your soil is compacted or poor, prepare for your tree by adding organic matter to the garden bed by tilling in compost and mulching the surface with leaves or hardwood chips.
Consider collecting a soil sample for a soil test. Armed with the results, you can provide your cherry tree with adequate nutrients – to apply the fertilizer, follow the following the guidelines on your soil test and fertilizer label. Provide supplemental water to your cherry tree during hot/dry spells and continue to apply mulch until the tree is well established.
Identify and prune problem branches early. Get to branches while they are small to maintain the shape of your tree and prune out damaged or unhealthy branches.
Perform this simple prune, mulch, and fertilize upkeep once per year before your tree blooms in the spring and you will be on your way to having a gorgeous healthy cherry tree that is the envy of your neighborhood.