Prunus japonica

Prunus japonica

  • Prunus japonica
  • Prunus japonica
  • Prunus japonica
  • Prunus japonica
  • Flower name
    Prunus japonica
  • Scientific name
    Prunus 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.


  • Order
    Rosales
  • Family
    Rosaceae
  • Genus
    Prunus
  • Species
    P. japonica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeDeciduous shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height150.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.3 ~ 1.3 cm

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