Friday, May 09, 2008

Yoshino, king of cherry trees

The cherry tree Prunus × yedoensis, known as the Yoshino cherry, is one of the most popular varieties of ornamental cherry trees because of its beautiful flowers and its proven hardiness in a wide range of temperate climates.


And they're also fast growers.


Yoshino cherries are not, however, the same variety for which Washing D.C. is famous. Those are a variety of Prunus serrulata known as kanzan, or pink double-flowering cherry.



Up close and personal with Prunus × yedoensis.


—Mellow Monk


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