The Yoshino Cherry is a beautiful tree with slightly fragrant, pinkish white flowers that appear in early spring. There are numerous Yoshino Cherry Trees that line the stairs by the Olin Law School to form an allée.
The Yoshino Cherry Tree is an ornamental tree native to Japan. Its most distinct characteristic is the beautiful pinkish white flowers which blossom in the spring. These flowers produce small black cherries which are bitter to humans but attractive to birds. This tree is an important part of the National and International Cherry Blossom Festivals and its planting in Washington D.C. is a symbol of friendship between Japan and the U.S.
This tree is a hybrid between Prunus itosakura and the Oshima cherry (Prunus speciosa).
|Common Name||Yoshino Cherry|
|Latin Name||Prunus x yedoensis|