Yamazakura

Prunus jamasakura

  • Yamazakura
  • Yamazakura
  • Yamazakura
  • Yamazakura
  • Flower name
    Yamazakura
  • Scientific name
    Prunus 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.


  • Order
    Rosales
  • Family
    Rosaceae
  • Genus
    Cerasus
  • Species
    C. jamasakura
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Inverted ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeDeciduous tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height500.0 ~ 3000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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