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  • Yung-tai Tu
    May 10, 2012

Yoshino Cherry : a Popular Exotic Plant in Taiwan

posted May 8, 2012, 1:26 AM by Yung-tai Tu   [ updated May 10, 2012, 6:37 AM ]

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http://tw.image.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A8tUwY5Q2qhP6yYAtLpr1gt.?p=Yoshino+cherry&fr=chr-greentree_ie&fr2=piv-web

English name

Yoshino cherry

Scientific name

Prunus × yedoensis

Characteristic:

The flowers emerge before the leaves in early spring; they are fragrant with five white or pale pink petals. The flowers grow in clusters of five or six together.

Roles in local ecosystem

The fruit is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals, including robins and thrushes.

How do they reflect local climate and geographic characteristics?

It grows well in full sun and moist but well drained soil.

 

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