Planting the Japanese flowering cherry: what do you need to know?

Planting the Japanese flowering cherry: what do you need to know?

Which is the ideal location?

The Japanese flowering cherry is usually planted for its beautiful flowers. If you want to enjoy many flowers, you should plant them in full sun. There it forms the maximum number of flowers. It is also advisable to choose a sheltered place. The number of flowers decreases significantly in the shade. A partially shaded spot can be a compromise, but is less recommended.

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Furthermore, this plant attaches importance to a warm place and disregards wet and cold locations. In cold and damp locations, the risk of illness would increase considerably and care would be more intensive.

In addition, this plant needs a lot of space to expand. It should not be planted near house walls, walls or the neighboring garden plot. The reason: Quite a few varieties grow up to 12 m high and acquire a broadly spreading crown with age.

What demands does it place on the soil?

The Japanese cherry tree has little demands on the soil. It can cope with heavy soils as well as with very sandy soils. It benefits from the following features of the subsurface:

  • profound
  • loamy to sandy-loamy
  • permeable
  • humus
  • medium nutrient content (especially phosphorus)

What should be considered when planting?

Special features are not to be considered when planting this wood. It can look just as fantastic as a solitaire or in groups, for example in avenues. It is less suitable for buckets. When planting outdoors, the planting hole should be dug 60 cm deep and 1 x 1 m wide.

When is the best time to plant?

The ideal time for planting has come in autumn between late October and mid-November. Then the plant has plenty of time to grow and can gather strength for flowering until spring. If necessary, the newly acquired plant can be pruned slightly in autumn.

Tips & Tricks

Pretty plant neighbors for the Japanese ornamental cherry are, for example, torch lilies, heart petals and lilies of the valley.