The Yoshino cherry

We always have our open day early April usually within the first two weeks of the month. Each year, we cross our fingers hoping that the Prunus x yedoensis ‘Somei-Yoshino’ will still be flowering for the open day but this year, unfortunately it hadn’t even started flowering. Thanks to our prolonged winter the garden is approximately four weeks behind. A week after the open day, it started flowering and as usual…. it didn’t disappoint.

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This is a truly spectacular Japanese flowering cherry and I think this must be my plant of the season.

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It is a small deciduous tree that has a spreading habit, reaching approximately 12 – 15 feet in height and a spread of approximately 15 – 20 feet.

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They have beautiful white/pink fragrant flowers in early spring.

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I often say it but if you do have the room….this is a must have tree. I know there are many Japanese flowering cherries to choose from but this one has that certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’.

There are a few other little beauties just round the corner in the garden, that are beginning to show there faces….isn’t spring a wonderful time of year.

Anemone nemorosa

Anemone nemorosa

You might recognise the next one from my Wordless Wednesday post.

Anemone blanda

Anemone blanda

Primula elatior

Primula elatior

Now, there is one Japanese flowering cherry tree that I would absolutely love, for both the name and the tree itself. It is a real beauty but it would also be good one to have when doing tours and someone says ‘what’s name of that one’.

Prunus x subhirtella ‘Fukubana’

Childish I know!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Helen Johnstone
    Apr 20, 2013 @ 18:42:17

    My anemones have only just appeared above ground, they are so late I thought I had lost them or maybe the badger had eaten them

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