Cherry blossom or Sakura

Cherry blossom or Sakura

The cherry blossom (sakura) is Japan's unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture.

There are many dozens of different cherry tree varieties in Japan, most of which bloom for just a couple of days in spring. The Japanese celebrate that time of the year with hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties under the blooming trees.

The Sakura blossom, pure, noble and charming that indicating the welcome of spring to Japan. Normally, japan government will set annually 15 March to 15 April as "Sakura Festival". In this season, the citizen of japan will take their friend, family and even relativies together with campagn, food sat under the sakura tree to watch the sakura flower dropping from tree. The sakura flower will drop like snow from the tree to ground.

Sakura flower among the Japan culture have a thousand years of history. Starting from Nara era to Edo era (710-1867). Althought is has the thousand years influece, the flower has the very short life. It reseverd as the national flower of Japan, not because it is charming but it has the short-lived heroic life. It snow like manner also a symbol of japanese Bushido gorgeous and brief period of aestheties

Every spring, Hanam (Sight seeing the sakura flower) is the important activity, Japan's southernmost Okinawa is one of the first places to see cherry blossoms (Sakura). Part-cho, Okinawa, eight re-take the cherry blossom viewing spots are the most important one. Each year more than 7000 cherry trees, opening up competition to attract huge crowds of visitors.

How to grow cherry blossom tree
Find a location. If you're planting in your backyard, make sure that the spot you locate has plenty of sunlight and allows for good drainage.

Buy a seedling or young cherry blossom plant from your local nursery. If you buy from a local nursery, that allows you to get plants that can grow in your zone. Cherry blossoms grow well in zones 9 to 11. If these plantings were produced from your zone, that would make them more suitable for transplanting in your area. However, this doesn't mean that other cherry blossoms sold in other locations wouldn't work for your area. You can find nurseries in zones where cherry blossoms flourish as your best resources. Do your research well when buying out of your area or online.

Dig a hole about a size and a half of the plant base using a spade or shovel, if you've bought a young cherry blossom plant instead of a seed. Loosen the roots very gently before placing inside the hole. Make sure that you don't dig the hole too deep so that the trunk will be exposed. Allow for about three inches of the soil base to rise above the soil.

Add soil mix. Cherry blossoms can tolerate a variety of pH range. Check with your nursery to find what the best pH level for the plant you chose is.

Water, and let it drain well before adding additional water.

Apply compound fertilizer with minerals only once a year. The nutrients are slowly released to the root system only when plants are active growing during warm weather. NPK mixture or Nitrogen, Phosphate, and Potassium (15-9-12). [1]

Enjoy your brilliant, beautiful cherry blossom

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