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Seeing the blossoming of a cherry tree in person is a beautiful thing. But though the tree is native to Japan and other Asian countries, you don’t have to book a flight to witness this beautiful spectacle. In fact, you can plant Kwanzan Cherry Blossom Trees in your very own backyard!
And considering that they’re selling for less than $40 at The Home Depot, you’ve got the perfect excuse to add one to your outdoor setup.
Kwanzan Cherry Blossom Trees are shipping from The Home Depot for just $38.98 now. A Home Depot spokesperson told People magazine that the trees are between 3 and 4 feet tall when they ship, but that they mature to a height of about 50 feet tall and 20 feet wide. So, you’ll definitely want to plan for that before making these trees a permanent part of your scenery.
Once you’ve accounted for the space these trees will eventually take up, you’ve also got to think about the lighting and soil conditions of your yard. Thankfully, these trees can adapt to any lighting condition. As far as soil, however, they grow well in acidic, alkaline, loamy, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils, according to the Arbor Day Foundation. And while the trees prefer wet conditions, they’re also somewhat tolerant to drought.
Not only do these trees produce the pretty pink flowers they’ve become so well-known for in the springtime, but they also are quite beautiful in the fall months. At that time, their leaves turn to red and orange.
The Home Depot will ship and deliver these trees right to your door, but you can also order these trees online through sites such as Amazon, Lowe’s and nurseries online.
If shopping through Amazon, you can find trees that are only 6-8 inches tall, which ship for $17.95. When you place this order, you’ll get to help these trees grow from saplings.
Meanwhile, if you order from Lowe’s, you can purchase a more mature tree at 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide for $46.98.
No matter what growth stage you’re hoping to find, there are plenty of options when shopping for cherry blossom trees online. So if you hope to make your yard a picturesque scene just in time for spring — let the purchasing begin!
Happy cherry blossom tree-planting!