2 Afterglow Flowering Cherry

Profuse cluster of bright pink flowers from Afterglow Flowering Cherry. Photo by Anne Eng.Facts About Afterglow Flowering Cherry

Prunus x yedoensis 'Afterglow'

Native: Japan
Crown: Upright, spreading
Height: 25 feet
Width: 25 feet
Growth Rate: Fast

Characteristics: This tree has yellow fall foliage and very early, rich, pink, long-lasting spring flowers. This variety is more cold hardy than Yoshino Cherry.

Negative Features: See Comments.

Uses: Good for underneath wires, cul-de-sacs and tight situations where there is little room. Good for entry features and highlights. Best used in limited quantity. This is a good choice when a shorter tree is necessary in order not to obscure a view.

Comments: Cherries, as a group, are short-lived trees. They do not adapt well to Beaverton's heavy clay soil. This makes them prone to insect and disease problems. Well-drained soil, as well as regular pruning and fertilization, is needed to maintain Cherry trees in good condition. A regular care program needs to be established and followed for insect and disease control.

Engraved stone sign for Afterglow Flowering Cherry, Prunus x Yedoensis 'Afterglow.'
Graphic of planter dimension for 4 ft.
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic displaying whether tree height will work with existing utility lines.