Prunus, ‘Helen Taft’

$169.00

This is a new Cherry tree introduction, and we are very excited about it!  We have been growing this new cherry specimen for 3 years now and are very impressed with its strong new vigorous growth, and improved resistance to insects and disease. We are one of a few growers in the United States fortunate enough to be growing this special tree variety.

It is named after a female trailblazer in the early 1900’s who also happened to be the wife of President Howard Taft. She was one of the key people who helped create the Cherry Blossom arboretum along the Potomac river bordering Washington DC and Virginia.  This specimen is a

It is a deciduous upright tree with a spreading crown, reaching both a height and width of 25 feet after 30 years of growth. We find that it is very hardy, and has minimal problems with insects and disease.   It is most comparable to its female parent, Prunus x yedoensis Yoshino, except for its larger size and noticeably large pink flowers.

This tree is a winner, and we are quite impressed with its many positive characteristics. Highly recommended.

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