The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 11. Garden Vegetation

Flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs

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FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBS. Among the flowering trees and shrubs are many kinds of Plum and Cherry, also Peach, Quince, Pear, Pomegranate, and other fruit trees, Magnolias, Camellias, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Wistarias, Tree-peonies, Daphnes, and Hydrangeas. The following are the principal kinds of Cherry-trees:�Prunus cerasus (Mizakura), Prunus pseudo-cerasus (Yama-zakura), Prunus buergeriana (Inu-zakura), Prunus incisa (Mame-zakura), Prunus spinulosa (Shiro-zakura), Prunus subhirtella (Higan-zakura). Also numerous varieties�distinguished by the native gardeners, but classed by botanists merely as garden varieties�are:�Shidare-zakura, or Weeping Cherry; Yaye-zakura, or Double Cherry; Ito-zakura, or Thread-like Cherry; Niwa-zakura, or Garden Cherry; Jizenkoji-zakura, or Jizen-koji* Cherry; Taizanji-zakura, or Taizanji* Cherry; Yokihi-zakura,** or Lovely White Cherry; Miyama-zakura, or Distant Mountain Cherry, Asagi-zukura, or Pale Blue Cherry; and Kuruma-gayeshi-zakura.***