- Flower namePrunus japonica
- Scientific namePrunus japonica
- Alias林生梅, 庭梅, Japanese bush cherry, Oriental bush cherry
- Place of originChina
- Place of floweringGarden
- Flowering seasonMarch, April, May
What is Prunus japonica
Prunus japonica ( scientific name: Prunus japonica) is a broadleaf deciduous shrub of the Prunus genus Rosaceae family, native to China. It branches well and is planted as a garden tree. In spring, it blooms before or at the same time the leaves unfold. Add 1 to 3 small flowers resembling plums to the inflorescence that came out of the axilla of the previous year. It has a floral stem, makes white or pale pink flower bloom, and is a single-layered five-petaled flower.
In early summer, small spherical fruits are ripened red and eaten. The nucleus is used for medicinal purposes. Dyes are taken from the leaves and fruits, green from the leaves and green to gray from the fruits. It is similar to Dwarf flowering almond, scientific name: Cerasus glandulosa.