Prunus x yedoensis

Prunus x yedoensis

Tokyo cherry

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Prunus x yedoensis
  • Common name: Tokyo cherry
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 12m

Spread: 9m

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Flowers

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Prunus x yedoensis, also known as the Tokyo cherry or Yoshino cherry, is a hybrid that produces fragrant white flowers in spring, followed by tiny black fruit. This is an upright tree, with a spreading crown that enjoys full sun. Its leaves are serrated and a rich green colour that provide good autumn colour later in the year, as they turn bright shades of orange and red.

Grow Prunus x yedoensis in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or garden compost.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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