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Japanese cherry blossom bonsai are small deciduous trees that produce plenty of beautiful flowers to cover the entire tree. These flowers fall to the base of the tree to create an attractive appeal to the surroundings of the tree. A single branch holds the long horizontal branches of cherry blossom bonsai.
Native Japanese consume cherries and leaves by making a form of tea from them. Cherry blossoms were introduced to America in the early 1900s and had been beautifying parks, gardens, and walkways nationwide. The Japanese then added the art of “bonsai,” a way of creating a miniature tree. Using this method, homeowners can have tiny replicas of the cherry blossoms they see in parks all over America.
A typical fully grown Japanese cherry blossom bonsai ranges from 14 to 24 cm tall. There are taller breeds of bonsai trees that can measure up to 35 cm tall. However, these taller breeds are not common among gardeners.
The mature width of a Japanese cherry bonsai is less than 3 cm.
Hardy Zones Where They Grow
Japanese cherry bonsai adapt quickly to different environments. You can find them growing in the streets, sidewalks, and gardens as long as the area receives direct sunlight for up to 6 hours a day. These plants grow best in USDA hardiness zones of 5-9.
As mentioned before, Japanese cherry blossoms are highly adaptable and can survive in alkaline and acidic soil, including sandy, clay, and loam soil. Likewise, they can tolerate both well-drained and wet soil. Younger trees will require little irrigation but quickly adapt once they grow. While planting cherry blossoms, mix compost and soil and compact it inside the 4-feet hole you dug to cover the seedling roots.
Japanese cherry trees come in a variety of breeds. There are some that flower with dark-pink cherries, others with light-pink cherries, and there are those that change color while they bloom. Regardless of the shed of the flowers, all Japanese cherry blossoms are unique, radiant, and beautiful.
Different cherry blossoms bloom at different times, depending on the climatic condition in the various zones. However, most Japanese cherry blossoms bloom in the spring and flower for several weeks before they begin to shed. In America, these trees bloom from late March through April and stop in early May.
America hosts cherry blossom festivals in Washington, Bacon, New York, Nashville, Texas, and many other locations. America has had cherry bloom festivals since 1935. During these festivals, botanical enthusiasts and exhibitors meet to view and present hundreds of bonsai trees. There are over 400 varieties of Japanese cherry bonsai. Therefore, these exhibitions are nothing short of captivating.
You can purchase a do-it-yourself bonsai kit online or in physical botanical stores in America. The instructions for planting and caring for your Japanese cherry blossom bonsai come with the DIY kits. Therefore you will not require the services of a gardener to grow your tree.
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