The sun is finally shining, the skies are blue, and the temperature is beginning to rise, which can only mean one thing—spring has officially sprung. That means we're one step closer to summer, but it also signals another extremely important time of the year—the time where flowers start to bloom all over the world. For those of you looking to fill their yards and gardens with springtime flowers, look no further. Home Depot is currently selling Kwanzan cherry blossom trees for only $39—so you better act fast.
Although it's not a fully grown tree, planting and taking care of them is more than half the fun—that is, before it becomes a big, beautiful riot of color. Home Depot will send you a tree that's already about 3-4 feet tall, and all you need to do is plant it into the exact sun-filled spot you'd like. Before you go HAM buying up all the trees the Depot has to offer, here are a few things you should know:
Where can I plant a cherry blossom tree?
You need to pick the exact right spot for your cherry blossom tree to grow in. It needs to be planted in fertile soil that receives at least each day, but Kwanzan cherry trees are generally super adaptable. They also don't flower and fruit, so they can be placed near streets, walkways, and driveways.
How often does my tree need to be watered?
Kwanzan cherry blossom trees can become somewhat drought-resistant over time, but they generally like to be kept well moisturized. You should be at least once a week—if the top three inches of soil around it are dry, then it needs to be watered.
When will my cherry blossom tree be fully grown?
These trees can become as tall as and can grow between 1-2 feet a year.