Japanese Flowering Cherry
cherry had over 120 cultivars, which are usually grafted onto Prunus
avium stock (evident by a bulge with several limbs coming out at
the same point). Many of the cultivars originated many years ago
- In 1920 the W. B. Clarke & Co. nursery in San Jose, California,
introduced a new seedling called 'Akebono', which has had wide distribution
and is very popular. As Japanese Flowering Cherries go, the Akebono
can become quite large. Its blossoms are a delicate pink color;
they make the tree look like a cloud in the spring.
- The Kwanzan Cherry is ornamental, producing large, double, rosy-pink,
pendant clusters of blooms. It is planted along many of Portland's
'Shirotae' - This beautiful, spreading cherry with fragrant, snow
white flowers is also called `Mt. Fuji.' It is easy to spot at any
time of the year because of its low horizontal growth pattern.
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