Plantidote of the Day 2012-01-04
Prunus Serrulata "Shirotae"
Mt. Fuji Cherry Tree
A touch of Spring here in January, as a reminder. This particular cherry tree is the Mt. Fuji. There are a number of varieties of Prunus Serrulata, and these are not the Cherry trees found in the DC Tidal Basin.
To Zone 5, height to 20’ and canopy spread averages 25 feet but it has a unique, horizontal branching system that without aggressive pruning can reach to 50 feet. The pink buds open to white flowers, pale green leaves mature into a dark green. The flowers are semi-double and fragrant.
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