There are approximately 3,800 cherry trees within the park. This list is provided to show the relative populations of the different varieties. Due to fluctuations in population resulting from the removal of dead trees and the planting of new trees, the exact numbers of trees are not provided.
The Akebono cherry tree (Prunus x yedoensis "Akebono" "Daybreak"), also known as flowering cherry and Daybreak Yoshino cherry, produces abundant flowers in early spring before its foliage appears. The ornamental tree is grown primarily for its showy blooms but maintains interest all year.
Autumn Flowering Higan CherryPrunus subhirtella. This spectacular, fast-growing flowering cherry tree is a landscape stand-out with seasonal interest. It is famous for its ability to produce lovely pink buds and white flowers off and on during a warm autumn season and then fully flower in the spring.
The tree requires other cultivars and insects to move the pollen to the "Bing" cherry tree. Conversely, sour cherry varieties are self-fruitful, meaning they can produce fruit with pollen, transferred by insects, from flowers on the same tree. Sour cherry varieties can provide pollen for "Bing" cherries if their bloom periods coincide.
April 13: Five days after Mrs. Taft's request, the Superintendent of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, Colonel Spencer Cosby, U.S. Army, initiated the purchase of ninety Fugenzo Cherry Trees (Prunus serrulata "Fugenzo") from Hoopes Brothers and Thomas Co., West Chester, PA.
Plant taxonomy classifies Kwanzan cherry trees as Prunus serrulata; 'Kwanzan' is the cultivar name. Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' is a widely planted specimen. These flowering trees are classified as deciduous. These plants are members of the rose family.
About the Lapin Cherry Tree : The Lapin Cherry is a larger cultivar with a deep purple-red color and a lighter and very juicy red flesh. The word Lapin is French for rabbit. The Lapin is often a much larger cherry and can be quit a mouth full by itself.
The Montmorency cherry is a variety of sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) grown in Canada, France, and the United States, particularly in Michigan and in Door County, Wisconsin. Montmorency cherries are part of the lighter-red Amarelle cultivar of sour cherries, rather than the darker-red Morello cultivar.