Plant names

Binomial name  Prunus X yedoensis

A hybrid cherry of unknown origin, probably between Prunus speciosa as father plant and Prunus pendula as mother.It occurs as a natural hybrid in Japan and is now one of the most popular and widely planted cultivated flowering cherries in temperate climates worldwide. 


Intergeneric hybrids 

× Cuprocyparis leylandii

Leyland cypress


× Cuprocyparis are large, very fast-growing evergreen trees of narrowly conical or columnar habit, with tiny scale-like leaves in dense sprays, and small spherical cones.Is now a very unpopular tree, as it is not very easy kept in control, and when pruned will not regenerate well.

Chimera  ( 2 plants  –  one tree)

+Laburnocytisus adamii   The plus sign (+) indicates its unusual origin. The plant can also be described by the formula Laburnum anagyroides + Chamaecytisus purpureus.

A small tree which is a graft-chimaera between two species, a laburnum, Laburnum anagyroides, and a broom, Chamaecytisus purpureus ( Cytisus purpureus), which bears some shoots typical of the one species, some of the other, and some which are a peculiar mixture of both “parents”. This binomial name is written as if it were one species, but strictly speaking it is not one species but two.

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