Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Prunus 'Spire'

Photos taken on April 1. Prunus 'Spire' arose as a seedling of Sargent Cherry (Prunus sargentii). From the superabundant blossom it looks like it could be a cross with Yoshino Cherry (Prunus yedoensis).

Grown for its early flowers and upright habit. But on older trees (below) it opens out and does not look so very spire-like.

Close-up showing the red eye of the blossom and the young leaves, bronze when they emerge but often with bright green teeth.

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