- Flower nameKeio-zakura
- Scientific nameCerasus cv. keio‐zakura
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringCut flowers, flower arrangement
- Flowering seasonMarch
What is Keio-zakura
Keio-zakura , scientific name: Cerasus 'Keio-zakura', is a cultivar of a small deciduous shrub of the cherry tree genus Rosaceae, which was developed by grafting a kohigan-zakura onto a shina-mizakura rootstock. It blooms before the leaves open. The name was given to Mr. Keitaro Yoshinaga of Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, who created it. It is an early blooming cherry tree and is used for New Year's decorations and cut flowers for flower arrangements. The petals are light red and the core is dark red. The Tokai-zakura (Cerasus 'Takenakae') is said to have the same parents or to be a variety of this species.
Common names : Keio zakura, scientific name: Cerasus 'Keio-zakura', Tree height: 5 m, monoplane, leaf color: green, leaf: oval, leaf phyllotaxis: alternate, leaf margin: heavy serrated, flowr inflorescence: umbel, flower color: light pink, flowers bloom: single, Petal size: small circle, flower diameter:1.5-2.5cm, petals number: 5, total number of: 2-3 wheel , flowering time: March, applications: new year's decorations, for cut flowers.