These are the varieties of flowering cherries that Korematsu Elementary will be getting:
Yoshino Flowering Cherry
Made famous by the Washington D.C. Tidal Basin. This is an extraordinarily beautiful tree in the spring when it is covered with single, white, shell-pink cotton candy like blossoms. Foliage is a glossy dark green and fall color lasts into November.
Autumnalis Rosea Flowering Cherry
This tree blooms Twice! Double pink blooms, appearing in April and again in October. In mild climates it will even sporadically bloom all winter.
Pink Cloud Flowering Cherry
Bright single pink flowers completely cover the tree. Medium growing, willowy, round, upright tree.
Does well in mild winter climates.
2012 is the 100th anniversary of the cherry trees planted in Washington D.C. and we will be planting 12 Flowering Cherry Trees on the East side of the Library at Korematsu Elementary on both sides of the walkway as you enter school.
These bareroot trees will be arriving in January and will need to be planted immediately. Sign up to help plant these precious trees! We also ordered a few extra items and you can also help out by purchasing one of these for your own yard. Check out the varieties below. Please return the form that went home with your child to the school office with your payment.Once we have a delivery date, we’ll let you know when they can be picked up at school.
Tree & Berry Information
Semi-Dwarf Hosui Pear
This Asian pear is one of Japan's leading sellers and a consistent taste test winner! Medium to large. Golden russeted skin. Juicy, sweet, flavorful, fine textured flesh. Crisp and refreshing like an apple. Ripens: late August and stores through November. Semi-Dwarfs are perfect for the new fruit grower.
Raspberry - Fall Gold Rubus idaeus var. strigosus
The berries of this yellow everbearing variety are sweet, large, juicy and firm. The plant’s winter hardiness makes it a good choice for northern gardens. It is a vigorous grower.
Ripens: Around September
Raspberry - Heritage Rubus idaeus var. strigosus
Large berry. Very firm, excellent quality. Moderate early crop and heavy production of quality fruit in early September. An everbearing variety with good vigor, hardy canes which do not need staking. Grows about 3' tall and 4' wide.
Flowering Cherry - Pink Cloud Prunus Serrulata
Bright single pink flowers completely cover the tree. Medium growing, willowy, round, upright tree. Does well in mild winter climates. Can grow to a height of about 15 feet with the same spread.
Are you interested in helping plant them at school and do you like to dig holes?! Please let me know if you can help. Questions?! Grab Some Dirt