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Japanese Cherry

prunus serrulata


a small deciduous tree with a short single trunk, with a dense crown reaching a height of 26–39 ft. The smooth bark is chestnut-brown, with prominent horizontal lenticels. The leaves are arranged alternately, simple, ovate-lanceolate, 5-13 cm long and 2.5-6.5 cm broad, with a short petiole and a serrate or doubly serrate margin. At the end of autumn, the green leaves turn yellow, red or crimson. The flowers are produced in racemose clusters of two to five together at nodes on short spurs in spring at the same time as the new leaves appear; they are white to pink, with five petals in the wild type tree. The fruit is a globose black drupe 8-10 mm diameter.


Wooded area


This is the Wild variety.

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keithp2012 11 years ago

Thank you for your help.

KerryV.McQuaid 11 years ago

How lovely!

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New York, New York, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2011
Submitted on May 3, 2011

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