- Flower nameCerasus kumanoensis
- Scientific nameCerasus kumanoensis
- Alias熊野桜, Kumano cherry
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonFebruary, March
What is Cerasus kumanoensis
Cerasus kumanoensis or Kumano cherry' ( Cerasus kumanoensis)The Kumano cherry (Cerasus kumanoensis, scientific name) is a species of cherry tree endemic to Japan and one of the original species of the deciduous broad-leaved small tree "sakura" in the genus cherry of the rose family. It grows wild on mountain slopes in the southern Kii Peninsula (Nara, Mie, and Wakayama Prefectures). It is a wild cherry tree that has existed for a long time, but was discovered only 100 years ago, which is relatively new.
■Kumano cherry tree characteristics
Blooming season is from February to March, earlier than yamazakura and Somei-Yoshino (Somei-Yoshino).
The leaves are small, thin, and oval-shaped.
The flowers bloom earlier than the leaves.
The flowers are white to pale red with flaring at the petal edge, and there are often two flowers per inflorescence.
Flower diameter: 2.5 to 3.5 cm, medium sized, single-petaled.
Petiole: short and hairless.
Common name: Kumano cherry, scientific name: Cerasus kumanoensis, English name: Kumano cherry, Taxonomy: Rosaceae (Rosaceae), genus Cherry, genus of true dicotyledonous plants in the plant kingdom, native to Japan, habitat: mountain slopes in southern Kii Peninsula (Nara, Mie and Wakayama prefectures), height: 8 to 16 Leaf color: green to red (leaves turn red in autumn), Petiole: short and hairless, Leaf quality: small, thin, leaf shape: ovate, leaf length: cm, leaf margin: serrate, inflorescence: alternate, Flower diameter: 2.5-3.5 cm, Flower color: white to light red, Flowering style: single-petaled, open flat, Number of petals: 5, Flowering season: February to March, Fruit diameter: 0.8-1.0 cm, Black purple Fruit diameter: 0.8-1.0 cm, blackish purple, astringent, Remarks: 11th wild species, recently discovered 100 years ago.
Cherry Blossom Species
There are 11 species of cherry trees: 10 species + 1 species of kanhizakura (which later became wild).