Nanking cherry

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    Nanking cherry @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Nanking cherry @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Nanking cherry @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Nanking cherry @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Nanking cherry @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Nanking cherry
Formal Name
Cerasus tomentosa
Alias
Habitat
China and the Korean Peninsula
Morph
Deciduous shrub

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What is Nanking cherry

Nanking cherry ( scientific name: Cerasus tomentosa) is a deciduous shrub in the family Rosaceae, native to China and the Korean Peninsula. It produces flowers in spring that look like a mixture of light cherry blossom and white. After the flowers bloom in May and June, it produces edible small red fruits that are sweet and sour.

Common name: Nanking cherry, scientific name: Cerasus tomentosa, synonym: Prunus tomentosa, also known as Cerasus tomentosa, Yusura, mountain yusura, corian cherry, Chinese bush cherry, origin: China,. Korea, Japan, Height: 200-300 cm, Leaf shape: oval, Inflorescence: alternate, Height: 2-7 cm, Leaf width: 1-3.5 cm, Leaf margin: serrated, Flowering time: April to May, Flower diameter: 1.5-2 cm, Stamens: 20-25, Fruit diameter: 1.5-2.5 cm, Fruit type: cone-shaped, Fruit shape: oval, Fruit color: red, white Pale yellow.

Detailed information

Order
Rosales
Family
Rosaceae
Genus
Cerasus
Species
C. tomentosa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Pink, White
Season
AprMay
Height
200 ~ 300 [cm]
Diameter
1.5 ~ 3

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