Japanese Sister City Program

Cherry Tree (Yoshino)

Usage/Symbolism The Yoshino cherry tree (prunus x yedeonsis) is the very symbol of spring beauty. The beauty of yoshino represents human life and the transformation of Japanese life throughout the ages.
Other Interesting Information The Yoshino cherry tree grows 40-50 feet tall, blooms in early spring with blossoms that change from white to pink.

It was introduced in the United States in 1902.

The Japanese Yoshino is the lead of many parades, like the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival.

Research conducted by: Seth Guest, BSA Troop 138

Citations https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/
“Arbor Day Foundation” [www.arborday.com]
“Nature Hills Nursery” [www.naturehills.com]
“Mississippi State University” [www.msucares.com]