Daybreak Cherry

Prunus x yedoensis ‘Akebono’

Prunus x yeodensis (Daybreak Cherry) - full view

Full view

Prunus x yeodensis (Daybreak Cherry) - leaves

Foliage detail

Prunus x yeodensis (Daybreak Cherry) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 25'; Spread: 25'

  • Growth:

    Moderate to fast

  • Character:

    Deciduous; standard upright with horizontal branching pattern.

  • Foliage:

    Dark green, 2.5-4.5" ovate leaves.

  • Flower:

    Pink, showy flowers in clusters of 3-5 in early spring.

  • Fruit:

    1/4-1/2" black drupe in winter or summer.

  • Bark:

    Furrowed to smooth, light to dark gray.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Any soil, some shade.

  • Special Considerations:

    Fruit, flower, and leaf litter.

  • Notable Traits:

    Cultivated variety from Japan. Most disease-free flowering cherries for our climate.