SelecTree: Tree Detail
YOSHINO FLOWERING CHERRY
Prunus × yedoensis
Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, Sacramento, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA
Needs good drainage. On clay soils, plant on slopes or in raised beds.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Japan.
Additional Common Names
YOSHINO FLOWERING CHERRY, YOSHINO CHRRY, POTOMAC CHERRY, TOKYO CHERRY
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 35 - 45 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Medium to Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink or White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 7 and 14 - 20.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Caterpillars, Canker, Crown Rot, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Rust and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus × yedoensis Tree Record." 1995-2019. May 26, 2019.
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