How far from the house can I plant a Yoshino cherry tree?

by Raq24346432
  5 answers
  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Jul 21, 2018

    Any fruit tree is best not measured a distance from the home, but instead, a distance from your most trodden path. As, You really do not want to be scraping cherries off the soles of your shoes each time you walk through your garden, do you?

    Of course not.

    Thus you need to realize these do get considerably tall, and wind takes the flowers and also birds and other game eat them too, so you are best to place these about 15 feet away from your most trodden path.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 21, 2018

    These spread 25' to 40' in width, at maturity, meaning roots could likely spread that far. Plant it far beyond your septic system, just to be safe.

  • River River on Jul 22, 2018

    It depends on type of yoshono cherry tree you have.

    Akebono (also known as Daybreak) :

    Single, soft pink flowers; 25’ high x 25’ wide

    Shidare Yoshiko:

    White flowers and weeping habit. 20’ high x 3-‘ wide, this is the tree known as the weeping Yoshino

    Cascade Snow :

    Pure white flowers; more resistant to disease; 25’ high x 20’ wide

    Akebono has been known to grow anywhere from 25’ to 50’ high and 24’ to 40‘wide. Therefore, you will need at least 55’ from house. Also remember the roots should not be located near sewage, water or electrical lines.

    It it needs full sun and will grow fast 2-5 feet /wise per year. In 10 years you will have a full canopy tree and it is still growing. You can trim in early spring to remove any dead Or unwanted branches.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 22, 2018

    Just remember this tree will get huge and you don’t want the roots under the house and plumbing

  • Raq24346432 Raq24346432 on Jul 22, 2018

    Thank you so much!!!