Identification: can anyone ID this cherry?

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  1. Susan G

    Susan G Active Member

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    I was wondering if anyone can identify this cherry for me. It blooms in early April, before the leaves come out.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It looks like a Sargent cherry to me, with the 2-flowered umbels, single blossoms, roundish leaves with an acuminate tip. Prunus sargentii. We're using the Japanese name for this: o-yama-zakura.

    If this ID is right, the bud scales should be sticky to the touch when they're expanding, and the leaf backs should be a bit whitish.
     
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    Thanks
     

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