Prunus ‘Genpei Shidare’: Peach blossom

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The Prunus ‘Genpei Shidare’ which has flowers of two different colours, red and white, growing on the same plant. A peach blossom cultivar, this flower was named after two warring samurai clans, who fought each other in the Genpei War, from 1180 to 1185.

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Japan has a wide variety of cherry blossoms [sakura]; well over 200 cultivars can be found there.

Photos: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore  [20160323]

Source:  www.straitstimes.com; Wikipedia 

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