Yoshino Cherry - Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono' Rose Family (Rosaceae)

This cultivar was introduced in 1925 by W.B. Clarke Nursery in San Jose, California. In the 1930s, seedlings of this cultivar were donated and planted around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.1

‘Akebono’ is a stunning flowering Japanese cherry tree cultivar that has soft pink flowers that fade to white when they fully open.1

This is a deciduous cherry tree with snow-white spring flowers. The leaves are serrated.1