- Flower nameYamazakura
- Scientific namePrunus jamasakura
- Alias桜, ヤマザクラ, Prunus jamasakura
- Place of originTaiwan, Korea and Japan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonApril
What is Yamazakura
Red young leaves and white flowers coexist
Yamazakura ,or Prunus jamasakura (scientific name: Prunus jamasakura) is a species of deciduous tall "cherry" tree native to Japan and belonging to the cherry family Rosaceae, and grows wild in the wilds of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. The bark and young leaves are reddish. It is an early blooming cherry tree with many single white flowers, and blooms in spring before the Someiyoshino and other garden varieties bloom. While other varieties produce leaves after blooming, this species produces leaves at the same time as blooming. It is also known as the "leaf cherry.
The object of hanami before Someiyoshino
Many garden varieties have been created from this species, and Someiyoshino is one of them. Before the Someiyoshino was born, this species was the object of hanami (flower viewing).
Generic name: Yamazakura, scientific name:Prunus jamasakura, other name:Japanese mountain cherry, origin: Taiwan, Korea and Japan, Habitat: Honshu-Shikoku, Kyushu in Japan, environment: wild, living type: deciduous trees, Tree height: ~ 30 m, bark color: purplish-brown, monoplane, leaves obovate, leaf edges serrated with, petiole: red leaf color: leaves are reddish-brown flowers: corymbs, petal colors: white, light pink, flower diameter: 3-3.5 cm, fruit shape: spherical, fruiting period: from May to June, fruit color: dark purple, seed shape: oval-shaped, seed size:0.7cm, applications: Park trees, street trees, building materials, utensils, sculpture, leather crafted.