Yoshino Cherry Trees
We are hoping to plant 4-5 Yoshino Cherry Trees in our backyard. My hubby stopped at Classic Gardens and Landscape in Centerpoint to buy them. He was told they did not sell Yoshino Cherry Trees because the trees got borers, nor did they sell Bradford Pears because the limbs would split, nor did they sell Leyland Cypress because these trees had shallow roots and blew over.
I've read on the internet that yes, cherries got borers but that with a little effort, they were controllable. I see Yoshino Cherry Trees all over B'ham and surrounding areas that obviously are not "young" trees so they haven't succumbed to borers yet! I am aware that Yoshino Cherry trees are rather short-lived as trees go.
I have Bradford Pears that are doing quite well and I have Leylands that survived Ivan.
Am I getting myself in trouble for wanting to plant Yoshinos or is Classic just a bit extreme in their marketing.