Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Other Information

Disease and Pests

Cherry Blossoms tree can be affected by pests and cause a disease. One of the scenarios is when a branch has a black swelling which can be called Black Knot, branches with these fall out.
Another type is a Powdery mildew which causes a white coating on the leaves.

sometimes, humans don't see the pests or insects that are in the trees. it turned out that spider mites cause yellowing or strippling yet it is hard to see because of the bark's colour.
tent caterpillars make large webbed nests in trees then it the foliage.

Structural features and Reproductive Processes

it's structural features consists of:

trunk and branches
  • bark is thin
  • showy trunk
  • there's no thorns
  • colour of the twig is: brown
  • current year twig thickness: thin
Roots: surface roots are usually not a problem it stay underground.
leaf colour: green; during fall it turns yellow
leaf margin: double serrate which means a toothed leaf margin.
leaf shape: elliptic or oval; oblong; ovate

  • both sexual and asexual
  • food source would be photosynthesis


The way a Cherry Blossom grows is that, of course, first from a seed and from time to time it would be needing water, oxygen and sunlight. It's flowers bloom with the colour of pink and white.

This is the fruit from the Cherry blossom, it has a round shape; its length would range to .5 to 1 inch. Also, it tend to attract birds, though it's not as showy as its blooming pink flowers.

This is the fully grown Cherry Blossom. The cycle is just likes any other tree it is just that it differs from the texture, colour, life span of a tree.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Effect on us and the Earth

The use of this tree for us humans are basically for attraction. If we want a specific place to be easily recognize or easily called beautiful, we plant a cherry blossom. because of it's colour and popularity among us we come to find cherry blossoms attractive.
This would be a positive for us because it plays a role of being an ornament display outside homes.

It is also good for the environment because cherry blossom or also known as Yoshino cherry are subject to witches broom. If branches bloom are infected and leaf out earlier then the brooms are pruned out, to help control the disease. Basically it removes and control the disease from not spreading even more, it lessens the diseases in the environment. So this is also positive to us.

Nutritional Information

PEST RESISTANCE: very sensitive to one or more pests or diseases which can affect tree health or aesthetics

It needs light for it to grow, so basically uses photosynthesis.
The soil tolerance is clay; loam; sand; acidic; well- drained
the tree has a winter interest in terms of its nice persistent fruits and showy trunk or winter flowers. It also has its outstanding ornaments and it could be planted more.

It's Habitat

This type of tree is usually found in Japan, as we all know.

But it can also be found in different countries such as Korea, China, India, Canada, Germany, Philippines, United Kingdom, and United States.


There are some places where Cherry Blossoms grow. It's famous in Vancouver, BC including Queen Elizabeth Park and Stanley Park.


It grows more in Palawan where people there has a Philippine Cherry Blossom.

Taxonomic Classification

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Tracheophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Rosales

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: Prunus x Yedoensis