Life expectancy around 20 years, longer with loving care such as we will give. Some Cherry Trees have been known to live for a hundred years plus, max height 5-10m, spread 0-5m, medium speed growing tree.
Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of life. Unfortunately, the cherry blossoms only once a year, and their gentle pale petal life span is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossom starts to fall. It is because of this that cherry represents beauty and innocent pleasures. It also teaches us to appreciate the brief time we share together with loved ones.
Throughout modern Japan, the festival of Hanami is held every year to celebrate the cherry blossom in spring. Family, friends and loved ones congregate amongst the cherry trees to celebrate and reflect upon their happy lives together so far.
In old Buddhist stories, the cherry is representative of fertility and femininity. According to legend, the mother of Buddha was supported by a Holy Cherry Tree as she gave birth. The cherry tree is said to bring good fortune and future happiness for the days to come.
Photos are for example only. Size, trunk, height and habitat will vary. All trees supplied are between 1.75 and 2.75m (not precise height.) Please feel free to contact us to discuss.