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Cultural Details for Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'

Common Name:
Akebono Yoshino Cherry

Growth Rate:
Moderate to fast, Upright, spreading to vase-shaped crown

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Soft pink, single flowers fading to white, late April; showy

Fruit Details:
0.5-1" diameter, round black fruit, attracts birds

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Reddish brown; slender stems, prominent horizontal lenticels

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Aphids, borers, scale, spider mites, witches broom

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Almost total leaf retention into early November

Culture and Care:
Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained, moist soil, but is adaptable. Tolerates drought. Zones 5-6

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2010 - 4/7/2010
3/26/2007 - 4/2/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8564, 8565, 8566

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.