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Yoshino ornamental cherry trees

Yoshino has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Flowering month: March
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
The Somei-Yoshino cherry - a graceful wide-spreading flowering cherry with large white blossom, which is the national flower of Japan.

Yoshino ornamental cherry trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £70.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £46.50< 5 in stock
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

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Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Prunus x yedoensis is a species of Japanese flowering cherry, often known as the Yoshino cherry.  It is the most widely-planted flowering cherry in Japan.

Its wide-spreading habit and elegant simple white flowers on bare branches seem to evoke the essence of spring in Japan.

The blossom appears early in the spring, and has a characteristic almond-like scent. The large single flowers have white petals, sometimes with a slight pink tinge, and prominent centres. Although not as gaudy as the semi-double and double flowered cherries, the effect of such a mass or white flowers on a mature tree is quite striking, and there is no doubt this variety has a certain presence.

History

Prunus x yedoensis is a hybrid flowering cherry species, possibly related to Prunus serrulata or Prunus speciosa and Prunus subhirtella.

It was introduced to Europe and the USA in the early 20th century and is widely grown. In 1912 two thousand cherry trees were presented to the city of Washington as a gift from the Mayor of Tokyo, of which a large proportion were Yoshino cherry trees. As a result cherry blossom is a particular feature of spring in Washington DC - more details can be found in this article on the National Park Service website.

The species has a great natural variability, and there are several popular cultivars, including weeping forms.  Ours is the popular Somei-yoshino or "Tokyo cherry" form.

Yoshino characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds

Identification

  • Country of originJapan
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlack
  • Fruit sizeVery small
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)

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