The Yoshino Cherry is a cross between Prunus speciosa and Prunus x subhirtella.
It came from Japan around 1902 and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
This superbly pretty tree is hard to beat when in full flow and there is a particularly nice specimen to behold at Kew Gardens.
A broad flat crowned tree its arching branches create an almost weeping effect.
It is of medium height and puts on a wonderful display of almond-scented blush-white blossom in late March and early April.
The fruits are dark red almost black.
Lovely as a park tree and also very good on broad verges.
Mature height: 13-7m
Mature spread: 4-6m