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Yoshino Cherry Prunus x yedoensis (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 15m. A spreading tree, similar to the Japanese Cherry. BARK Greyish, with brown lenticel bands. BRANCHES Slightly weeping at tips; young twigs are downy. LEAVES Ovate, to 20-cm long, with a long, tapering tip and a toothed margin that is ‘whiskered’ towards the tip. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS The flowers occur in clusters of 5–6 on 2cm pedicels and the pale-pink petals are deeply notched; the flowers appear before the leaves. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION A hybrid first seen in Japan, now popular here as a street tree.
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Yoshino Cherry Prunus x yedoensis (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 15m. A spreading tree, similar to the Japanese Cherry. BARK Greyish, with brown lenticel bands. BRANCHES Slightly weeping at tips; young twigs are downy. LEAVES Ovate, to 20-cm long, with a long, tapering tip and a toothed margin that is ‘whiskered’ towards the tip. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS The flowers occur in clusters of 5–6 on 2cm pedicels and the pale-pink petals are deeply notched; the flowers appear before the leaves. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION A hybrid first seen in Japan, now popular here as a street tree.

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Date: 27 Aug 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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