Grow your own Flowering Cherry Blossom Tree from seed with this cool kit!
In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life, an aspect of Japanese cultural tradition that is often associated with Buddhistic influence, and which is embodied in the concept of mono no aware, literally "the pathos of things" and also translated as "an empathy toward things". The transience of the blossoms, the extreme beauty and quick death, has often been associated with mortality; for this reason, cherry blossoms are richly symbolic, and have been utilized often in Japanese art, manga, anime, and film, as well as at musical performances for ambient effect.
This grow kit has a classic Parks Collection interpretive packaging and includes absolutely everything you need to grow a tree: seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse and detailed instructions. Prepare to be greeted by a riot of pink flowers in celebration of your home's very own Cherry Blossom festival each spring! Great for kids and adults, amateurs to experts.
Cold Hardiness: -20F
Light: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Size: 20-40' tall / 15-25' spread
Lifespan: 150 years
Growth Rate: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Low
Wind Resistance: Medium