Prunus x yedoensis #1 at Bute Park

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Prunus x yedoensis
mid March 2017

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Prunus x yedoensis
early October 2017

Grid reference ST 17633 77053
Common name Yoshino cherry
Origin Japan
Deciduous Yes
Tag unknown
Plaque Dennis Mutton of Roath
Planted 1993/4
Height 8M March 2017
Girth 63cm March 2017
Reference 501

This tree is on the south west side of the Cherry group. It is 40M east of the river path.

(This tree was originally planted as Prunus 'Fudan-zakura' but has shown no sign of winter flowering.)

Prunus x yedoensis bark

Prunus x yedoensis bark
mid March 2017

Prunus x yedoensis buds

Prunus x yedoensis buds
mid March 2017

Prunus x yedoensis flower

Prunus x yedoensis flowers
mid March 2017

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Prunus x yedoensis flowering branch
mid March 2017

Prunus x yedoensis leaf

Prunus x yedoensis leaves
mid April 2017

Prunus x yedoensis fruit

Prunus x yedoensis fruit
mid April 2017

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Prunus x yedoensis autumn leaves
early October 2017

General tree description

Prunus x yedoensis is a hybrid of P. speciosa (Oshima cherry) and P. x subhirtella (Spring cherry). It is small tree with a low, dense shape and smooth, grey bark. The leaves are large (6 to 15cm long) and serrated, emerging bronze in colour and turning olive-green. They are downy beneath the main veins. Almond-scented flowers appear in late March or early April, before the leaves. The flowers are 3 to 3.5cm across with five white or pale pink petals, growing in clusters of five or six together.