|Grid reference||ST 17693 77139|
|Common name||Yoshino cherry|
|Missing old tag||237|
|Plaque||William George Sullivan|
|Height||6M April 2018|
|Girth||108cm @ 1M April 2018|
This tree is on the north side of the Cherry group, about 115M north west of Fishers Bridge.
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.