What is Kawazu-zakra
Kawazu-zakura ,scientific name: Prunus lannesiana cv. Kawazu-zakura,(Scientific name: Prunus lannesiana cv. Kawazu-zakura) is a kind of cold-resistant deciduous autumn leaves small or tall tree " Cherry blossom (scientific name:Cerasus L.) " of the Rosaceae family, and is found in Kawazu-machi (Kawazu touwan, Izu peninsura , Shizuoka pref.) It originates in the place name.
From February to the beginning of March, in advance of Somei yoshino (scientific name: Cerasus ×yedoensis), it blooms the five-petaled flower of crimson single-layered flowers.
Parents are said to be a natural hybrid of the early blooming Prunus Speciosa (Oshima cherry) and Cerasus campanulata ,(Kan-hizakura, Scientific name: Cerasus campanulata).
General name: Kawazu-zakura, Scientific name: Prunus lannesiana cv. Kawazu-zakura, alias: Minami-zakura (it means 'South cherry tree'), flowering period:from February to early March, flower diameter: 4 to 4.5 cm, flower color: crimson, number of petals: 5, flowering method: single layer.