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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Yoshino Cherry
(Prunus x yedoensis)

Donated by Kaskaskia College President and Board of Trustees
Tree Map Location: # 228
In Memory of Dorothy Coleman

Yoshino Cherry Tree Form Yoshino Cherry Bark Yoshino Cherry Leaf Yoshino Cherry Fruit Yoshino Cherry Flower

Leaf: Alternate, simple, elliptical, 2 to 4 inches long, finely serrated, shiny dark green and smooth above, veins on underside pubescent, glands on the petiole.  
Flower: Very showy, small but very numerous, clustered in groups of 4 or more, pink to white, appearing in early spring before the leaves.  
Fruit: Round drupe, 1/2 inch across, black when ripe.  
Twig: Slender, reddish brown; buds darker reddish brown, tall and pointed.  
Bark: Smooth, reddish gray, with large horizontal lenticels.  
Form: A small, wide spreading tree reaching 20 to 30 feet in height.  
Source: Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation  
Website: http://www.dendro.cnre.vt.edu/

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