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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Prunus ‘Kikushidare’

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With large, double-petal flowers, this tree is easily recognised. The cherry blossoms are called kiku, which in Japanese means “chrysanthemum”, because they resemble the flower.

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 

Prunus ‘Taihaku’: Great White Cherry tree

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The Great White Cherry is a medium sized vigorous wide spreading tree.  Its key feature is the large pure white flowers which are held in bunches profusely all over the tree.

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:  Wikipedia