Yoshino cherry Rosaceae Prunus
xyedoensis Matsum. (subhirtella x speciosa)
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, elliptical, 2 to 4 inches long, finely serrated, shiny dark green and smooth above, veins on underside pubescent, glands on the petiole.
Flower: Very showy, small but very numerous, clustered in groups of 4 or more, pink to white, appearing in early spring before the leaves.
Fruit: Round drupe, 1/2 inch across, black when ripe.
Twig: Slender, reddish brown; buds darker reddish brown, tall and pointed.
Bark: Smooth, reddish gray, with large horizontal lenticels.
Form: A small, wide spreading tree reaching 20 to 30 feet in height.
Looks like: Kwanzan cherry
- Higan cherry
- birch bark cherry
| Additional Range Information:
Prunus xyedoensis is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson