Prunus x yedoensis. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

Prunus x yedoensis

About Prunus x yedoensis

Single pink blossoms become white with age on Yoshino cherries—considered to be the most widely cultivated cherry in Japan, particularly around Tokyo. Flowers are faintly fragrant. In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo presented the United States with 800 Yoshino cherries, the basis for the famous Tidal Basin display in Washington, D.C.

Stages of Bloom

Yedoensis Pre Bloom Yedoensis First Bloom Yedoensis Peak Bloom Yedoensis Post Bloom
Pre Bloom First Bloom Peak Bloom Post Peak

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