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Prunus x yedoensis /Yoshino Cherry

Prunus x yedoensis  / Prunus x yedoensis
Early spring flowers borne in large clusters
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Early spring flowers borne in large clusters

Flowers silhouetted against a blue sky

Canopy of a tree in full bloom

Specimen lawn tree in a Columbia, SC landscape

A full canopy of flowers can be a beautiful sight

Close-up image of a flowering branch

Branches of flowers

Partial canopies of several trees planted in a row

Autumn foliage color can be quite significant some years

Nice to have a green background for white flowers

Close-up image of a spray of flowers

Specimen lawn tree

Front lawn tree

Relatively young tree in full bloom

Front lawn tree

This cherry is best adapted to the Upper South because its need for cold temperatures to bloom uniformly

Silhouette of a specimen lawn tree just after most of the leaves have fallen in late autumn

Color of autumn leaves

Branches of flowers

Autumn foliage

A grove of flowering trees

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Scientific Name: Prunus x yedoensis
Common Name: Yoshino Cherry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: Yoshino is one of the most beautiful of spring flowering trees and shows off in the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC each spring. It is also widely planted and featured in other cherry festivals in the USA. Does not perform well in zone 8b and higher hardiness zones. It generally lives up to 20 years as it succumbs to insect and disease problems. Scale insects feeding on the bark can kill a tree in just a few months.