Flower Database

Atamizakura

Basic information
Flower Name
Atamizakura
Formal Name
Prunus kanzakura 'atami zakura'
Alias
熱海桜, sakura, cherry tree, 桜
Habitat
China
Morph
deciduous broad-leaved
Comment
Atami-zakura (scientific name: Prunus kanzakura) is a deciduous tree "Kanzakura" of the family Rosaceae in the Atami region that blooms from January to February. It makes pink to light crimson-collored, single and small, five-valved flowers bloom.
According to Atami Tourist Association official tourist website "Atami News", "Atami -zakura" is "the earliest cherry blossom in Japan", a type of Kanzakura originating in India. It was brought to Atami by Italians in the Meiji 4 era and proliferation was carried out and it is offered to Shimoda's Shrine, Ise Shrine and Togugosho. It was named "Atami-zakura", it was designated as a tree of Atami city. Parents are said to be 'Kanzakura' blossoms from Taiwan and Okinawa , and Japanese 'Yamazakura' , from pollen morphology analysis etc.
Common name: Atami-zakura, Scientific name: Prunus kanzakura, another name (official name): Kanzakura, Height of trees: 4 to 6 m, leaf shape: oval, flowering period: January to March, inflorescence: corymb, flower color: light crimson, flower blooming method: Flower size: small-bloomed.
Detailed information
Order
Rosales
Family
Rosaceae
Genus
Prunus
Species
P. kanzakura
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Specific area
Color
Pink
Season
Jan Feb Mar
Height
400  ~ 600  [cm]
Diameter
2.5  ~ 3