|Grid reference||ST 17633 77053|
|Common name||Yoshino cherry|
|Plaque||Dennis Mutton of Roath|
|Height||8M March 2017|
|Girth||63cm March 2017|
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.)
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.