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Cherry, Yoshino

Prunus x yedoensis

Rosaceae - Rose

Description

Leaves: Dark green and hairless on top, yellow fall color; midrib is downy, as are veins beneath; alternate; simple; oval or egg-shaped, 2-1/2" to 4-1/2" in length, apex has slender narrowing, round or wedge-shaped on the base, doubly toothed.

Twigs/buds: Twigs from current year are brown and thin.

Flowers/fruit: Flowers perfect; fragrant, pink or white, diameter of 1" to 1-1/2", occur in March-April with the leaves; in racemes of at least 4 flowers. Fruit ball-shaped drupes, black, shiny, and small (1/2" in diameter); attracts birds.

Bark: Smooth, red-gray, horizontal lenticels.

Wood: Unimportant.

General: A common hybrid ornamental cherry; probably a hybrid or hybrids of P. serrulata and P. subhirtella. Fast growing with a spreading habit with horizontal branching, growing 20' to 30' in height, but can reach 40' to 50'. Prefers full sun, moisture, and well drained soils. Sensitive to drought.

Landscape Use: Good for shade near patios, decks, or sidewalks. Avoid planting near streets and parking lots because it is sensitive to drought. Great display of flowers. Full sun needed to prevent a reduction in flowering. Zones 5-8.

Cultivars: 'Afterglow', 'Akebono', 'Berry', 'Ivensii', 'Pink Shell', 'Snow Fountains' or Prunus x 'Snow Fountains' 

Characteristics

General

Family:
Rosaceae - Rose
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
5-8
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
Medium
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Vase

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
Yes
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Medium
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
Medium