Prunus x yedoensis
The main grove is south of the Legislative Building. A second, smaller grove is northeast of the Tivoli fountain by the Isaac Stevens homesite.
- Deciduous, growing 20-30 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide.
- The Yoshino cherry trees are among the first Capitol trees to bloom each spring, with millions of airy flowers that are shaded from pale pink to white.
- Susceptible to the cherry tortrix beetle and foliar fungal diseases.
- Landscape uses include patio or deck tree, as well as specimen and plantings in parks.
History and significance:
The grove of 40 Yoshino trees was donated to Washington in 1984 by Mitsuo Mutai, head of Tokyo's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and a native of Yoshino, Japan.