Prunus cv.:  Red Cherry Blossom

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Cherry blossom is speculated to be native to the Himalayas. Currently it is widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Europe, West Siberia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Canada, and the United States. The cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan.

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Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. Cherry blossom are also closely related to other Prunus trees such as the almond, peach, plum and apricot and more distantly to apples, pears and roses.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160208]

Source: Wikipedia

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