One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Prunus 'First Lady'....it clouded up and rained after noon
The Research Unit forced this flowering Cherry, Prunus 'First Lady' for the MANTS show, mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore this week. First Lady is a recent Arboretum introduction though it was hybridized 30 years ago. Differing from the commoner flowering cherries, it has an upright habit similar to one of its parents, Prunus okame.