There's no need to travel to Japan to see beautiful sakura cherry blossoms, there are local shops selling cherry blossom seeds so you can grow the colorful tree in your own yard.
While cherry blossoms are more likely to thrive in cooler climates, they can also grow here in the Philippines. Here are some online stores to check out:
Laguna-based shop Kenna Maiore is offering Palawan Cherry Blossom seeds by the pack for P499 for 15 seeds, while three packs will cost P1,199 seeds. Purchases come with instructions on how to plant and care for the seedlings to help them survive in the country's tropical weather.
Currently, they have an ongoing promo wherein shoppers can get five additional seeds and a pack of fertilizer for free.
Shipping is free, and you can pay for the seeds via cash-on-delivery.
Seeds of Faith
Palawan cherry blossom seeds from this Nueva Ecija-based garden costs P160 for 20 pieces, and you get a free 10g Yaramila Unik fertilizer. They also have a 40-seed offering for P250.
Seeds of Faith has a Shopee store where you can find instructions for planting the cherry blossoms.
For P269, AMJ-Garden's is offering 15 pieces of Palawan cherry blossom seeds and 10 pieces of Golden shower tree seeds. You can purchase the seeds via Facebook and get tips on how you can make your plant thrive through Messenger.
PJ's Ornamental Seeds
This Davao del Sur-based store offers three varieties of cherry blossom seeds namely Grandis, Javanica, and Nodosa, which grow into different shades of pink.
The 50 seeds of the Palawan Cherry Grandis are available for P150, five seeds of the Javanica or White Balayong cost P200, while the 10 Nodosa seeds sell for P200.
The shop also has other seeds for plants like goji berry, gazania regins, dhalias, fire trees, jacaranda, and more.
You can make your orders from PJ's Ornamental Seeds through Facebook by sending the page a message.