- Flower nameGioiko
- Scientific nameCerasus serrulata ‘Gioiko’
- Alias桜, サクラ, 御衣黄, ギョイコウ
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringGarden
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Gioiko
Gioiko (scientific name: Cerasus serrulata 'Gioiko') is a horticultural variety of the Oshima cherry (Prunus speciosa), a genus of cherry trees in the rose family. It produces large, double flowers. The flowers are green when in bloom, but turn yellow a few days after blooming, with a pink band and a red center to the petals. The flower's name comes from its resemblance to the moe yellow color of the "imperial robe" worn by aristocrats in ancient times.
Similar cherry trees
The light yellow cherry tree is the Ukon-zakura (scientific name: Cerasus Sato-zakura Group 'Grandiflora'). The Goyohi is more greenish in color, but it is considered to be a branch variety of the Utsukin variety.
The scientific name and the language of flowers of Gyoikou
Common name: Gioiko, scientific name: Cerasus serrulata 'Gioiko', or Cerasus Sato-zakura Group 'Gioiko', also known as Classification: Rosaceae (Rosaceae), Plantae: Rosaceae (Dicotyledonaceae), Form: Deciduous, broad-leaved, medium height, Bark: Dark brown, Leaf color: Green to red, Leaf length: 5 to 8 cm, Leaf margin: Serrate, Flower color: Green to yellow to yellow with pink band, Petal number: 12 to 14, Flowering style: Large Double flowers, flowering season: mid to late April, flower diameter: 4 to 5 cm, language: peace of mind.