CHERRY YOSHINO - Prunus x yedoensis
Yoshino Cherry are small trees in the 25 to 30 foot range with their spread and height about equal. Like most cherries they are low branched. The trunks are marked with characteristic horizontal lines caused by a distortion of the bark due to the presence of lenticels, glands that provide air exchange for the trunk.
The five-petaled flowers of Yoshino cherries are mostly pale pink or white, depending on the variety. They are slightly fragrant and about the size of a quarter and borne in a cluster of four blooms on inch long peduncles. Blooms usually appear in early to mid April.