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Somei Yoshino flowers close-up | by Tatters ✾
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Somei Yoshino flowers close-up

Cultivated during the Edo Period in Tokyo, the Somei

Yoshino is by far the most numerous cherry tree in Japan.

Somei Yoshino trees come with slightly pink, almost white,

5-petaled blossoms. Their appearance is particularly intense thanks in part to the fact that their fresh leaves do not emerge until after the peak of the flowering season.

Flowering period in Japan (Osaka-Tokyo): early April

Name is after Yoshino District in Nara and Somei village - famous for distribution and cultivation of this tree.

 

Osaka Japan Cherry blossom

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Taken on April 7, 2015