The trees grow at a rate of 1-2 feet per year, so you are easily looking at a solid 20-25 years of watching your baby tree become a big one.
As the novel Coronavirus keeps spreading in the US, many people, who love trees and flowers have to cancel their visits to see some of the country’s most famous cherry blossoms gardens to maintain social distancing. But, that doesn't mean you have to give up all hopes of filling your backyard with these beautiful trees.
Home Depot has come to our rescue and they are selling very affordable Cherry Blossom trees online. Not only that, but Home Depot will also ship them right to your door, although it is subject to availability and area of shipping. You can buy from a variety of trees such as Kwanzan cherry blossom trees, the Shirofugen variety, Accolade, Yoshino, Mt. Fuji, and many, many more. If you have a backyard or an outdoor space big enough, then your backyard can be easily transformed into a glorious Japanese garden.
Also, did we mention that its a bargain as the trees are only priced at $39 and these trees have a lifespan of hundreds of years? Each and every variety of their tree is available just for $39 and it doesn't make sense if you let go of something so beautiful that will bring happiness to you and your future generations. Apart from that, all of us need a reminder of something beautiful during these dire and stressful times and these trees serve the perfect purpose.
But, as you can understand, it is absolutely impossible to buy a fully-grown cherry blossom tree, so Home Depot is selling bare roots that you would need to plant and tend for yourself. These trees are not complicated, as long as they are planted in fertile soil and get at least six hours of good quality sunlight a day, that's all they need to grow. When shipped, the trees tend to be 3.5 feet in height and it is advised to plant and water them immediately once they arrive.
The trees after reaching maturity grow up between 30 and 50 feet and shows off beautiful pink flowers during its full bloom. As reported by The Spruce, the trees grow at a rate of 1-2 feet per year, so you are easily looking at a solid 20-25 years of watching your baby tree become a big one. Before you purchase the tree, keep in mind that even though these trees can adapt to many different soil types, these plants prefer to grow in acidic soils that are well-drained and not overly wet.
As recommended by Tree Center, you need to water your Cherry Blossom once a week for 30 minutes for the first season, and once every two to three weeks after the first season is over. The Tree Center also added that it can grow fine in most of the planting areas and can be exposed to full sun, partial shade or mostly shade to grow.