Learn about several tree varieties and the planting information for each zone.
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Fast-growing tree popularized by the Washington Cherry Blossom Festival.
Plant in full sun for best flowering; prune, if needed, after flowering.
Fertilize in spring.
Height: 25-35 feet
Width: 25-40 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-8:
Zone 5: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; plant in full sun; avoid exposure to salt; mulch heavily after first frost; pull back mulch in spring; flower buds may be damaged by late frosts.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
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