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At iware, there are many products with cherry motifs. Here, we will explain the types of cherry blossoms.


Cherry Blossom(Sakura)Type

There are about 10 types of cherry blossoms, and more than 100 species have become wild. This kind is called "yamazakura". Based on this "yamazakura," cultivars and garden cultivars made by crossing with human hands are called "satozakura," and there are over 300 kinds.


The following are typical cherry blossoms.


1.Yamazakura

It is distributed in the Kanto, central and southern regions. The flowers and leaves open at the same time, and the flowers are light pink. It has been growing in the mountains for a long time, and the old cherry blossom viewing was to see Yamazakura. Mt.Yoshino (Nara Pref.) mountain cherry blossoms are famous.


2.Ooyamazakura

It is distributed in the mountains of Hokkaido and the northern area of Honshu. It is also called Beniyamazakura because the flowers and leaves open at the same time and the flowers are large and magenta. It is also known as Ezoyamazakura because it is resistant to the cold and is often found in Hokkaido.


3.Kasumizakura

It is distributed in Hokkaido, Honshu, and the mountains of Shikoku. Flowers and leaves open at the same time. It has a whitish color, so the name was given as if it was hazy. It is also called "Keyama sakura" because the flowers and leaves have hair.


4.Ooshimazakuar

Distributed in Izu. The flowers and leaves open at the same time, the flowers are large and the fragrance is good, it is strong and grows fast, so it is the mother of many Satozakura such as Someiyoshino. The leaves that enclose the Sakura Mochi are the salted leaves of Ooshimazakura.


5.Edohiganzakura

It is distributed in the mountains of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. After the flowers bloom, the leaves come out. Edatarezakura, which has its name because it blooms around the equinoctial week and has long branches, is a gardening variety of Edo equinigan cherry blossoms.

It is very durable and has a long life, so there are huge trees and famous trees in various places, and the three major cherry trees in Japan are also the Edo cluster amaryllis, which are all designated as national monuments.


6.Someiyoshino

It is a representative cherry tree planted all over Japan. It was named "Yoshinozakura" in Somei village (Tokyo, Toshima-ku) at the end of Edo and later renamed "Someiyoshino". It is estimated to be a cross between Ooshimazakura and Edohiganzakura.

Since it grew into a fine tree in about 10 years, it was planted one after another in schools, parks, roadsides, rivers, etc. all over the country in the Meiji era and became a mainstream.

However, Someiyoshino was unable to reproduce by itself, and was increased by grafting and cutting. Therefore, it blooms all at once under the same conditions, so it is suitable for statistics and cherry blossom viewing, but it is expected to reach the end of life in the near future, and its correspondence is an issue.


7.Memezakura

It is distributed in Mt. Fuji, Hakone and Izu. After the flowers bloom, the leaves come out. It produces many small flowers of white to pale pink. It is popular as a bonsai tree because it has small flowers and grows even when cuttings are made.


8.Hikanzakura

Native to Taiwan and southern China, it has become wild in Okinawa. It blooms from the cold of early spring and leaves after the flowers bloom. The dark pink flowers hang down like a bell and bloom, with the petals sticking to the ground.

It is also called Hanhizakura because it is easily mistaken for Higanzakura.


9.Kawaduzakura

Originated from being discovered in Kazadu city (Shizuoka Pref.). The flowers are large, and after the flowers bloom, the leaves appear. It is a natural hybrid of Ooshimazakura and Hikanzakura, which bloomed from late January to early February and have bloomed for about a month. In Kazadu city, it has become a tourist attraction by multiplying along the river.


Japanese Style Bookmark「Sakura Fubuki」



Golden Bookmark「Mt.Fuji and Cherry Blossom」



Golden Bookmark「Sakura I」