Friday, June 11, 2010

The Sizes of Sakura Trees

The sizes of sakura trees differ depending on the variety. For instance, the Japanese cherry or Prunus serrulata can reach the average height of 8 meters to 12 meters. Each of its leaves can grow as long as 5 to 13 centimeters and as wide as 2.5 to 6.5 centimeters. The average diameter of its fruit is 8 to 10 millimeters.

Another beautiful variety is the Oshima cherry or Prunus speciosa. As a deciduous tree, it can grow as high as 4 to 12 meters. Each leaf can grow up to 5 to 10 centimeters long and 3 to 6 centimeters wide. Meanwhile, the average diameter of its flowers ranges from 2.5 to 4 centimeters. It bears a small black cherry as a fruit, the diameter of which is about 1 centimeter. An 800-year old tree can be found on Oshima Island, the circumference of which is measured at 8 meters.

The Sargent’s cherry or Prunus sargentii is another interesting variant, which grows at an average height of 6.09 to 12.19 meters. Likewise, it has a crown that spreads at an average of 6.09 to 12.19 meters. Each of its leaves can grow as long as 7.62 to 12.7 centimeters.


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