Find out more about the cherry tree below. 


cherry tree at David Lewis playing fields

Scientific name: Prunus sp.

Family: Rosaceae

What3Words location: slowly.glove.master

Origin: native

Maximum height: 30 metres

Lives for: up to 60 years

In Japan the cherry tree is a symbol of renewal, especially as the financial year and school year both start in April, when the trees blossom. Families and friends in Japan gather for festivities when the trees are in bloom to enjoy the transient beauty of the flowers, a tradition known as ‘hanami’.