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Spring Cherry Prunus subhirtella (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 20m <br />
Densely crowned deciduous tree. BARK Greyish-brown. BRANCHES Slender, with many downy, crimson twigs. LEAVES To 6cm long ovate to lanceolate with a long-pointed tip and irregularly toothed margin; veins downy below. On a 1cm-long crimson, downy petiole. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Pinkish-white short-stalked flowers open just before leaves in March or April; petals are about 1cm long and notched. Purplish-black fruits are rounded but seldom produced. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Japan, commonly planted as a street and garden tree in Britain and Ireland.
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Spring Cherry Prunus subhirtella (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 20m
Densely crowned deciduous tree. BARK Greyish-brown. BRANCHES Slender, with many downy, crimson twigs. LEAVES To 6cm long ovate to lanceolate with a long-pointed tip and irregularly toothed margin; veins downy below. On a 1cm-long crimson, downy petiole. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Pinkish-white short-stalked flowers open just before leaves in March or April; petals are about 1cm long and notched. Purplish-black fruits are rounded but seldom produced. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Japan, commonly planted as a street and garden tree in Britain and Ireland.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: BRINSLEY BURBIDGE/NPL
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