Prunus x yedoensis #2 at Bute Park

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Prunus x yedoensis
early April 2018

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Prunus x yedoensis
late May 2018

Grid reference ST 17693 77139
Common name Yoshino cherry
Origin Japan
Deciduous Yes
Missing tag 2545
Missing old tag 237
Plaque William George Sullivan
Planted 1990/91
Height 6M April 2018
Girth 108cm @ 1M April 2018
Reference 557

This tree is on the north side of the Cherry group, about 115M north west of Fishers Bridge.

Prunus x yedoensis bark

Prunus x yedoensis bark
early April 2018

Prunus x yedoensis flower

Prunus x yedoensis flowers
early April 2018

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Prunus x yedoensis flowers
early April 2018

Prunus x yedoensis flower3

Prunus x yedoensis flowers
early April 2018

Prunus x yedoensis fruit1

Prunus x yedoensis young fruit
late May 2018

Prunus x yedoensis leaf

Prunus x yedoensis leaves
late May 2018

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.